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Solved: File and permission copy program

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by vookster82, Mar 24, 2006.

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  1. vookster82

    vookster82 Thread Starter

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    Just wondering if anyone knows of a program that will copy files and folders along thier permissions. I came across the Scopy stuff on M$ but just wondering if there is a easier way....a GUI is always nice. :p
     
  2. vookster82

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    Doh, im so stupid. I never realized that the built in MS XP Pro "Backup Utility" would take care of the permissions . :rolleyes: Ive been using it for a while but never thought it copies the file permissions too.

    Thanks for all the help myself :p

    " EDIT: While im here, please note that for XP Home you have to install the utility off the XP Home CD usually...while XP Pro automatically comes with the backup utility installed .

    To get to the backup utility in XP PRO do this :
    1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Backup to start the wizard.

    Or go here full some more detailed info. ( XP HOME and PRO )

    2. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/bott_03july14.mspx
    3. https://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/getstarted/backup.mspx "
     
  3. jmwills

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    Only if you copy it back to the original machine. If it goes to a new machine, all permissions are lost.
     
  4. vookster82

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    ahh...its needs the original OS then for permissions restoration to jive? What about backup images, will the permissions still work witha restored image?
     
  5. jmwills

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    Copying files and imaginng are two different animals. Imaging would restore everything as is, copying files from one machine to another would indeed lose permissions.
     
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    That i understand about imaging. But im saying if a system was restored from an image, and then i went to restore some files from the same machine, but the file backups were taken prior to the image restore, would the permissions jive since its the same system and all??
     
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    If the permissions were the same at the time of the backup and imaging (could have occurred at different times), then yes. You do not necessarily have to restore all of the files from the backup, you can pick and choose what to restore. The key is the permissions in which the files are going into, hopefully picking up inherited permissions.
     
  8. vookster82

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    Sounds about right, Thanks jmwills (y)
     
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    Just make sure you don't put too many "what if's" in this equation.
     
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    LOL thanks
     
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