File permissions when copying in Windows 2000

In Win2k, copying a user's "bookmarks" to a new computer can sometimes make the admin's privileges replace the user's.

In Windows 2000, when replacing a user's computer and copying their "bookmarks" to the new computer, sometimes...

the administrator's privileges replace the user's permissions.

This happens if you copy the bookmarks from the old PC to a network location (with admin permissions only), and then move them from the network to the new PC. This tends to move the permissions of the files too. Simply be aware of this and add everyone (or whatever) permission to the bookmarks.

This did not happen in Windows NT.


This was first published in October 2001
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