Move shared folders and retain file and share permissions with robocopy

If you have ever had to move files from one server to another (or even computer to computer).... you NEED to use ROBOCOPY.  It is a built in Windows tool, simple to use and way faster than "drag and drop".  I originally asked the above question on SpiceWorks and wanted to share what I found out (and worked).  You can read the full responses here.


Move files with permissions:

ROBOCOPY "\\servername\sharelocation" "\\newservername\newsharelocation" /MIR /SEC
  • the /SEC switch retains NTFS perms.
  • I have used the above command now MANY times with 100% success.

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