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Robocopy script to copy only NTFS permission of Top/Root directory

Posted on 2014-01-19
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Hi,

Need Robocopy script to copy only NTFS permission of Top/Root directory, should exclude all Sub directories and Files under Top/Root directory.

The following script doesn't work as expected:

ROBOCOPY C:\RTest\source Y:\RTest\source /ZB /LEV:0 /COPY:SOU /XF *.* /R:10 /W:5 /log+:C:\CopyOnlyNTFSRootDir.txt
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by:Alex Green
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You need your /sec switch in there to copy the security structure I think
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by:Zephyr ICT
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If Robocopy doesn't work you could take a look at icacls? http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753525.aspx

You can backup the NTFS rights from one directory and restore them on the new directory...
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by:Lionel MM
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The command as you have it now (ROBOCOPY C:\RTest\source Y:\RTest\source /ZB /LEV:0 /COPY:SOU /XF *.* /R:10 /W:5 /log+:C:\CopyOnlyNTFSRootDir.txt ) will not copy any files or subdirectories. If you want to copy the NTFS permissions of the source folder to the destination folder it must be set to copy something. Will it work if we let it copy the files in the source and then delete them afterwards?
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The Following script worked for me:

ROBOCOPY C:\RTest\source Y:\RTest\source /ZB /E /LEV:0 /COPY:SOU /XF *.* /XD *.* /R:10 /W:5 /log+:C:\CopyOnlyNTFSRootDir.txt
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by:Lionel MM
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Good thinking
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by:nssasikumar
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The Script Copies only NTFS Permission for Specified folder e.g Source in our Example. Does not copy any Data, Also the Permission for Sub directories/Files are not copied.
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