Copying and Moving Files in NTFS from one location to another, you need to understand what happens to the NTFS permissions associated with these files.

When copying and moving files in NTFS, you will encounter one of three scenarios:

  • If you copy a file or folder, the new file or folder will automatically acquire the same permissions as the drive or folder it is being copied to.
  • If a file or folder is moved within the same volume, that file or folder will retain the same permissions that were already assigned to it.
  • If a file or folder is moved from one volume to another volume, that file or folder will automatically acquire the permissions of the drive or folder it is being copied to.