moving Cygwin64 to another drive

Ernie Rael
Fri Sep 23 23:28:00 GMT 2016


I found a thread,, 
from last year where Corinna suggests the following (which works for 
her; she notes YMMV)

         robocopy C:\cygwin64 F:\cygwin64 /e /purge /z /copyall /sl

On Win7, I'm on a old cygwin installation (thought I'd copy to more 
spacious disk before updating) I tried this command after ssh to an 
admin account, but the command terminates with

     100%        New File                 210        shells
     100%        New File                1595        ssh_config
                 New File                 668 ssh_host_dsa_key
     2016/09/23 14:54:53 ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Copying File 
     Access is denied.


     $ ls -l ssh_host_dsa_key
     -rw------- 1 cyg_server Administrators 668 Apr 20  2014 

I don't know much about windows. Any ideas on how to get this to work?


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