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Move/Copy files without loosing access rights

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Is it possible to move/copy files from a HD to another (on the same machine or on different machines in a domain) without loosing access rights and ownership of these files ?
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by:snimmaga
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Yes!!  Files inherit destination directories' permissions when copied, while retain their original permissions when moved.

Check out Article Q102024 from technet.

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by:greisch
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When you move a file on the same HD, it retain its permissions.

When you move a file from one HD to another, it inherit destination permissions.

I want to move a file from one HD to another and keep the permissions.
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by:mbeitz
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MS provides a tool called scopy in the NT 4 Ressource Kit CD.

This one copies permissions as well.

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gnj earned 100 total points
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You can use the backup program in Windows NT to backup the files, and then you can restore them with the option "restore file permissions"

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