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When a directory is dragged / dropped or moved, why are the access rights not inherited?

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When a directory is dragged / dropped or moved, why are the access rights not inherited?

When the same directory is cut / pasted the access rights are not properly inherited.

This behavior of permissions is EXPECTED in NTFS volumes due to the design of NTFS Access Control List (ACL)s.

According to Microsoft's KB article: How permissions are handled when you copy and move files and folders, by default an object inherits permissions from its parent object, either at the time of creation or when it is copied or moved to its parent folder. The only exception to this rule occurs when you move an object to a different folder on the same volume. In this case, the original permissions are retained.

For Microsoft Vista and Windows Server 2008, see Microsoft's KB article: Inherited permissions are not automatically updated when you move folders. The folder or file also has permissions that are marked as having been inherited from the parent. This is a change by design from Windows XP to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Be sure to keep this in mind when troubleshooting future permissions problems.