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How can I copy permissions

By Blackcurrant ·

Can someone tell me how I can copy permissions from one folder to another.

I need to set up personal folder access for about 45 staff where each staff member has full control over their own folder and write access only to all other staff folders.

Do I have to import users accounts for each folder separately, then set the permissions on them, or can I copy these permissions, then paste them and save myself a couple of hours work?

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by dRb63 In reply to How can I copy permission ...

How to Copy a Folder to Another Folder and Retain its Permissions

Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.
Type xcopy sourcedestination /O /X /E /H /K and then press ENTER, where source is the source path for the files to be copied, and destination is the destination path for the files.

Type xcopy c:\olddocs c:\newdocs /O /X /E /H /K, and then press ENTER, where olddocs is the source folder and newdocs is the destination folder.

For more information about Xcopy switches, type xcopy /? at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to

Hi dRb63, thanks for answering. Although your answer is correct, it only applies when creating new folders (my fault for not giving enough information).

These folders have already been created and contain email, therefore they are constantly being accessed, otherwise I would use the XCOPY command and copy the folder contents across.

I would like to know how to copy permissions between existing folders.

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by Kozmo In reply to How can I copy permission ...

use scopy.exe from the resource kit

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by Blackcurrant In reply to

Hi Kozmo, thanks for answering.

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