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Can windows folder security permissions (ACLs) be exported/imported?

Hi experts,

I was wondering if it is possible to retain the security permissions for a folder/directory (and it's underlying files) when you copy and paste it to another directory?
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steelheart38
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
Hi!

I usually use Windows Backup to transfer files and retain NTFS permissions, but you can use robocopy (http://www.ss64.com/nt/robocopyXP.html) and there are commercial solutions available like SecureCopy (http://www.scriptlogic.com/products/securecopy/)

HTH

Toni
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r-kCommented:
Also, xcopy should retain all ownership and acl information if you use the /o switch.
Type "xcopy /?" at a command prompt for details.
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CoccoBillCommented:
I also suggest using xcopy like r-k said. By default when copying files through the windows file explorer the permissions are inherited from the target folder, but when moving files the permissions are retained.
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r-kCommented:
Thanks and good luck.
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