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Without taking ownership, is there any way to copy a users' folders to a new drive and leave permissions and such intact?
I know I could do a backup and restore, but it would be easier to copy.

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by Archibald In reply to User shares

No because that would defeat the purpose of ownership as far a security goes.

If you are an admin take ownership, you have the privs and the rights.

If you don't want the user to know about it then you probably shouldn't be doing it. Besides, if you move data won't the user need to know where it is so they can work with it.

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by McKayTech In reply to User shares

There is a Resource Kit utility called robocopy that will copy folders and their permissions to a new location with no need to take ownership.

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by zchris In reply to User shares

there's another tool in the resourcekit. it's called "scopy.exe". you can download it also from "ftp://ftp.be.schule.de/pub/bics/inf2/systeme/nt/hilfen/scopy.exe"

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by joncr In reply to User shares

As in answer 1. Robocopy is the way to go. Its designed for large volumes and you have alot of control over what is copied.

A nice util that stores your security information in a file is available called Security Explorer. This means you could copy the data and then apply the security settings afterwards. This is more long winded than robocopy but you then have a file with your home directory security settings incase of a rebuild or someone propergates the permissions down from a top level directory. I find it very useful.
You can get an eval version from www.smallwonders.com.

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