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Windows 7: Cloning the C:\Users structure

27 Jan 2010   #1
balubeto

Windows 7
 
 
Cloning the C:\Users structure in the another partition

HI

Using the Command Prompt in Windows 7, how do I clone the exact structure (including all system permissions) of the directory C:\Users and its substructure C:\Users\Public in the root directory of the another partition?

THANKS

BYE


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27 Jan 2010   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I assume you want to move the common folders like documents, pictures, music etc.

Follow this guide.
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27 Jan 2010   #3
balubeto

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
I assume you want to move the common folders like documents, pictures, music etc.

Follow this guide.
Really, I only wanted to clone these two objects in another partition maintaining, but, also all the permission system. So how do I do this using the robocopy and icacls command?

THANKS

BYE
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27 Jan 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If you would like to use the command prompt, an easy way is to run

copy C:\users\public E:

Replace E with the drive letter of the directory you want to save to.

Hope this helps,
~JK
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27 Jan 2010   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Not clear on what you want to do.

If you copy C users it will automatically copy C users public and all other folders under C users.

Do you want to copy ONLY C users public?

What is the other partition? D:?

I never heard of icacls.

robocopy or xcopy could probably do what you want, but it's unclear to me exactly what you want.
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27 Jan 2010   #6
ultraplanet

Windows 7
 
 

If you open a command prompt and type robocopy /? it will list all the available switches. It looks like the /SEC switch will copy permissions.
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27 Jan 2010   #7
Kari

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With robocopy the syntax is:
Code:
robocopy C:\Users  X:\Users /E /ZB /COPYALL
Change X:\Users to destination drive and folder you want. Options: /E copies all subdirectories including empty ones, /ZB copies file in backup mode if access is denied because of rights or if file is in use, /COPYALL copies permissions and file info.

Kari
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27 Jan 2010   #8
balubeto

Windows 7
 
 

Also, I noticed that the system permissions of the X partition are not the same C partition. So, how do I make sure that the system permissions of the X partition are the same as the C partition?

THANKS

BYE
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27 Jan 2010   #9
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What are you trying to do? If we knew exactly what your goal is, perhaps we could help you more.
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27 Jan 2010   #10
balubeto

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
What are you trying to do? If we knew exactly what your goal is, perhaps we could help you more.
The permissions of the Authenticated Users user of X partition does not coincide with those of the C partition. Therefore, what command should I use?

THANKS

BYE
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