[CS-FSLUG] Copying files and permissions

Tim Young Tim.Young at LightSys.org
Mon Apr 12 20:21:59 CDT 2010

The issue you have is that NTFS and VFAT filesystems do not have real 
Linux permissions associated with them.  So what you are seeing are made 
up permissions, usually defined when the filesystem is mounted.  Your 
best bet is to manually assign permissions to the files and folders once 
they have been restored onto the Linux filesystem.

     - Tim Young

On 4/12/2010 7:57 PM, Ed Hurst wrote:
> Thank you all. Let me refine by restating, there are three steps.
> 1. copy files from Windows NTFS to external drive NTFS
> 2. wipe Windows and install Ubuntu
> 3. copy files from external drive NTFS to ext3
> Obviously the issue comes at #3. If I copy them from a VFAT jump 
> drive, it's about the same thing. I get the triple 'x' on every file 
> and folder, or I get 'drwx------' and '-rw-------'

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