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Backing Up Data -- Permissions Intact Page 2

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Nov 21, 2002


Copying Files and Folders

Regardless of how an object gains its permissions, allowing it to keep them when being moved or copied is always an issue.

Some key points to remember are:

  • To copy files or folders within or between NTFS volumes, the user must have the Add permission for the destination folder at the minimum to perform the file copy.
  • The user who performs the copy will become the owner of the new file or folder.
  • When files or folders are moved within the same NTFS partition, they retain their permissions.
  • When files or folders are copied within the same partition or between NTFS partitions, or moved to another partition altogether, they inherit the permissions of the destination folder.
  • When files or folders are copied (or moved) to FAT16 or FAT32 volumes, they lose their NTFS permissions because FAT16 and FAT32 volumes do not support local permissions natively within the file system as NTFS does.

Moving Files and Folders

Some key points to remember are:

  • To move files or folders between NTFS partitions, the user must have the Add permission for the destination folder or file and the Delete permission for the source folder or file. The Delete permission for the source folder or file is required because the folder or file is deleted from the source folder once the move to the destination folder is complete.
  • When the folder or the file is moved to another partition, the user who performed the move will become Creator Owner.
  • When files or folders are moved within the same volume they retain their original permissions
  • When files or folders are moved across different volumes they inherit the permissions of the destination folder.
  • When files or folders are moved (or copied) to FAT16 or FAT32 volumes, they lose their NTFS permissions because FAT16 and FAT32 volumes do not support local permissions natively within the file system as NTFS does



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