No consigo realizar copia (COPY) de un archivo al directorio raíz de un disco duro externo con formato NTFS

Antonio Perez Madrazo 21 Reputation points

No consigo realizar copia (COPY) de un archivo al directorio raíz de un disco duro externo con formato NTFS. Tampoco usando XCOPY.

Tampoco lo consigo al intentar copiarlo desde un disco externo al directorio raíz de otro disco externo:

Pero puedo conseguirlo si la unidad externa es una memoria flash, con formato exFAT, entonces la copia se efectúa perfectamente.

¿Por qué no se puede realizar la copia sobre el directorio raíz de un disco externo con formato NTFS?


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  1. MotoX80 32,326 Reputation points

    So at some point, you copied a file to the external drive and copied it's permissions along with it. I have no way of knowing if that is right or wrong or what you intended to do.

    Since your basic problem is root folder access, you can add an ACL that is set to "This folder and files". That will not push the permission down to subfolders which will avoid the problem you now see.

    Try this.


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  1. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP

    Q&A forums are currently English only. I'd try asking for help over here in dedicated forums.

    --please don't forget to upvote and Accept as answer if the reply is helpful--

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  2. MotoX80 32,326 Reputation points

    Why can't I back up to the root directory of an NTFS-formatted external disk?‎

    Probably because the default permissions only allow Administrators update access and the command prompt where you are running XCOPY was not opened with "run as administrator".

    In the Windows Explorer, right click the volume and select Properties. Then select the Security tab. Grant "Users" full control.

    Note, you did not say what error message you were getting. I assumed it to be "Access denied".

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  3. Antonio Perez Madrazo 21 Reputation points

    Hello MotoX80:

    As you can see, YES really have Total Control, but don't get files copied with COPY or XCOPY command in root directory of this external disk



  4. Antonio Perez Madrazo 21 Reputation points


    I suppose this is what you want to know:


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