Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a computer that is running one of the following operating systems:

    • Windows Vista

    • Windows Server 2008

    • Windows 7

    • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • You configure the value of the MoveSecurityAttributes registry entry to 0 on the computer.

    Note You can configure the MoveSecurityAttributes registry entry in the following location:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MoveSecurityAttributes

  • You move a folder from one location into a folder in another location on the same NTFS volume.

In this scenario, the folder and all files in it may contain some Access Control Entries (ACEs) associated with the previous location. After you perform the previous steps, the expected result is that the folder and all files in it only contain the ACEs associated with the new location. This behavior is known as "Copy File Semantics" and is enabled in Windows Server 2003 by using the previously mentioned registry entry.

Cause

This issue occurs because the MoveSecurityAttributes registry entry is not supported in Windows 7, in Windows Vista, in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 .

Resolution

To resolve this issue, install the following hotfix package on the affected computer.

Note To guarantee that the moved objects only include permissions from the new parent folder, you have to make sure that the hotfix package is installed and that the value of the MoveSecurityAttributes registry entry is set to 0.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)

  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)

  • Windows 7

  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

For more information about how to obtain a Windows Vista service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

322756 How to back up and restore the registry in WindowsYou can change how Windows Explorer handles permissions when objects are moved in the same NTFS volume. By default, when an object is moved within the same volume, the object preserves its permissions. However, if you want to change this behavior so that the objects inherit the permissions from the new parent folder, change the registry as follows:

To have us change the registry for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you prefer to change the registry yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.

Fix it for me



To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix it button or link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.



Notes

  • Install the hotfix that is mentioned in the "hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article before you run this Fix it solution.

  • This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

  • If you are not on the computer that has the problem, save the Fix it solution to a flash drive or a CD and then run it on the computer that has the problem.


Then, go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.



Let me fix it myself


  1. Click Start start button , type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER

  2. Locate and then click the following registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

  3. Right-click MoveSecurityAttributes, click Edit, and then click Modify.

  4. In the Value data box, type 0.

  5. Exit Registry Editor.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes

Important Windows Vista hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, only "Windows Vista" is listed on the Hotfix Request page. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows Vista" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.

    Version

    Product

    SR_Level

    Service branch

    6.0.600
    2.
    22xxx

    Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

    SP2

    LDR

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Vista" section. MUM files and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Shell32.dll

6.0.6002.22795

11,588,096

10-Feb-2012

16:25

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Shell32.dll

6.0.6002.22795

12,902,400

11-Feb-2012

17:39

x64

Shell32.dll

6.0.6002.22795

11,588,096

10-Feb-2012

16:25

x86

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Shell32.dll

6.0.6002.22795

19,091,968

10-Feb-2012

17:21

IA-64

Shell32.dll

6.0.6002.22795

11,588,096

10-Feb-2012

16:25

x86

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes


Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.

    Version

    Product

    SR_Level

    Service branch

    6.1.760
    0.
    21xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    RTM

    LDR

    6.1.760
    1.
    21xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    SP1

    LDR

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2 and for Windows 7" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Shell32.dll

6.1.7600.21094

12,871,168

19-Nov-2011

11:19

x86

Shell32.dll

6.1.7601.21863

12,873,728

19-Nov-2011

11:07

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Shell32.dll

6.1.7600.21094

14,169,600

19-Nov-2011

12:30

x64

Shell32.dll

6.1.7601.21863

14,174,208

19-Nov-2011

12:00

x64

Shell32.dll

6.1.7600.21094

12,871,168

19-Nov-2011

11:19

x86

Shell32.dll

6.1.7601.21863

12,873,728

19-Nov-2011

11:07

x86

For all supported IA-64¡§Cbased versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Shell32.dll

6.1.7600.21094

21,181,952

19-Nov-2011

11:09

IA-64

Shell32.dll

6.1.7601.21863

21,188,096

19-Nov-2011

10:58

IA-64

Shell32.dll

6.1.7600.21094

12,871,168

19-Nov-2011

11:19

x86

Shell32.dll

6.1.7601.21863

12,873,728

19-Nov-2011

11:07

x86




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Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

310316 How permissions are handled when you copy and move files and folders

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

3,078

Date (UTC)

12-Feb-2012

Time (UTC)

06:54

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_584ad78309181d3c203e43dfc0232a8a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22795_none_bbdb7b48d531a320.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

695

Date (UTC)

12-Feb-2012

Time (UTC)

06:54

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22795_none_6e3cfccd28844338.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

904,280

Date (UTC)

10-Feb-2012

Time (UTC)

16:39

Platform

Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008

File name

Amd64_10a7c512325ef745cc6f45e5e3ee1d20_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22795_none_2023f678fa2a9fb7.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,040

Date (UTC)

12-Feb-2012

Time (UTC)

06:54

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22795_none_ca5b9850e0e1b46e.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

906,212

Date (UTC)

11-Feb-2012

Time (UTC)

17:52

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

3,102

Date (UTC)

12-Feb-2012

Time (UTC)

06:54

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22795_none_d4b042a315427669.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

899,183

Date (UTC)

10-Feb-2012

Time (UTC)

16:30

Platform

Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

Ia64_6260b8eb1c7cc9af016f4b4cb285cc7a_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22795_none_c2298698f101479b.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

1,038

Date (UTC)

12-Feb-2012

Time (UTC)

06:53

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22795_none_6e3ea0c328824c34.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

906,144

Date (UTC)

10-Feb-2012

Time (UTC)

17:30

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Update.mum

File version

Not Applicable

File size

2,255

Date (UTC)

12-Feb-2012

Time (UTC)

06:53

Platform

Not Applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6002.22795_none_d4b042a315427669.manifest

File version

Not Applicable

File size

899,183

Date (UTC)

10-Feb-2012

Time (UTC)

16:30

Platform

Not Applicable

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

X86_a9aacfca560d5b3fa6af1cd9fbe7e661_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21094_none_8df8b8681035ab34.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

695

Date (UTC)

19-Nov-2011

Time (UTC)

20:46

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21094_none_6c7d2f368c764a99.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,059,457

Date (UTC)

19-Nov-2011

Time (UTC)

11:43

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21863_none_6e83257a89851340.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,059,457

Date (UTC)

19-Nov-2011

Time (UTC)

11:36

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

Amd64_c8b4f18789852fc1ada1f40d14e66b9c_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21094_none_c45dfef72e02825b.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,040

Date (UTC)

19-Nov-2011

Time (UTC)

20:46

File name

Amd64_caca108d8188029659aebf64d794cdf6_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21094_none_4b18c787a218212d.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

699

Date (UTC)

19-Nov-2011

Time (UTC)

20:46

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21094_none_c89bcaba44d3bbcf.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,058,443

Date (UTC)

19-Nov-2011

Time (UTC)

12:53

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21863_none_caa1c0fe41e28476.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,058,443

Date (UTC)

19-Nov-2011

Time (UTC)

12:29

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21094_none_d2f0750c79347dca.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,054,916

Date (UTC)

19-Nov-2011

Time (UTC)

11:34

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21863_none_d4f66b5076434671.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,054,916

Date (UTC)

19-Nov-2011

Time (UTC)

11:25

Additional files for all supported IA-64¡§Cbased versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

Ia64_bd7ca9c154ffb5a1cf8a26bb400a3c5b_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21094_none_be286692a67f0165.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,038

Date (UTC)

19-Nov-2011

Time (UTC)

20:46

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21094_none_6c7ed32c8c745395.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,058,441

Date (UTC)

19-Nov-2011

Time (UTC)

12:39

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21863_none_6e84c97089831c3c.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,058,441

Date (UTC)

19-Nov-2011

Time (UTC)

12:27

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21094_none_d2f0750c79347dca.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,054,916

Date (UTC)

19-Nov-2011

Time (UTC)

11:34

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21863_none_d4f66b5076434671.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,054,916

Date (UTC)

19-Nov-2011

Time (UTC)

11:25

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