Copying Files

Copying Files is the process of making a replica of one or more files to a different destination.

What is Copying Files?

Making a replica of a file. On Microsoft Windows platforms, files can be copied using a graphical user interface (GUI) tool such as Windows Explorer or from the command prompt using the copy command.


Some inheritance issues are associated with copying files on Windows NT and Windows 2000 platforms that use the NTFS file system. Specifically, copying a file within or between different NTFS volumes causes the file to inherit the permissions of the folder into which it is copied. For example, if a file on the NTFS drive C has read permission for everyone and it is copied to a directory on the NTFS drive D, which has change permission for everyone, the copy of the file inherits the change permission from the directory it is moved to.