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copy files without losing original permissons

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Hi,

I need to copy data from a trusted domain to my local domain and I need to save the original permissions from the source.

I've tried some options from internet (robocopy) without success.

Thanks in advanced.
/Miguel
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by:Meir Rivkin
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this i basically what u need to do:
icacls <source-folder> /save AclFile /T
- Will save the ACLs for all files under c:\windows
 and its subdirectories to AclFile.

icacls <target-folder> /restore AclFile
- Will restore the Acls for every file within
 AclFile that exists in c:\windows and its subdirectories.

check here:
copy files while retaining security permissions
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by:Tomislavj
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try with good old xcopy and /o /x switches
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Sarang Tinguria earned 2000 total points
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Try this on RichCopy  ...its a GUI and have much more improvements over robocopy

http://technet.microsoft.com/hi-in/magazine/2009.04.utilityspotlight(en-us).aspx
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by:ecemibm
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really good and easy.
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