Copy set of folders with permissions

Mark Evans shared this idea 12 months ago
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Would it be possible to have the option to copy a set of folders and when pasted, they retain the same permissions as the original folder set?

I appreciate this would be bespoke and not necessarily follow tradition, but where we would use this functionality I can only imagine others would to.

EXAMPLE

Taking us for example, we use a particular folder structure when creating folders for a new project so that everything received or created for a project has its place. With many people working on one project, we need to control access in this time of GDPR. Resetting the permissions appropriately every time there's a new project is both time consuming and prone to error.

Thank you.

Comments (4)

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Thanks for the feedback. Quite interesting functionality. When you are referring to Folder Permissions, do you mean folder permissions (managed in FileCloud)? You are not referring to NTFS permissions in network folders right?

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That is correct. So this is a folder set (let's call it "Project Folder Template") within Team Folders, which will have different group permissions on certain folders within that top-level folder.

When a new project comes in, the Project Manager begins by copying the "Project Folder Template" into that client's folder, thereby setting up the whole folder structure for that project with pre-defined folder names to hold all the different kinds of data associated with it. Because different departments then should only access the parts they're involved in, permissions are required on the sub-folders...but each group always has the same access to the same specific sub-folders.

I hope I'm making sense and not over-complicating it LOL

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Thanks understood! Basically you want not only the template skeleton copied you also want the permissions to be copied as well which allows you to setup a new project quickly without having to set the permissions again from scratch which can be error prone.

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That is exactly correct, yes. Like I say, probably a very bespoke request, but would imagine it could be useful for other companies, too.