Copying a file structure while retaining permissions (SharePoint Online)

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Is there a way to copy a file structure and retain permissions? My organization has built a template file structure with each directory having a unique set of permissions, and when copying, SharePoint reinstates the inheritance for the parent folder.


Any work-arounds or ways to avoid this? Looks like it can be done with PowerShell, and I have attempted to, but it is proving to be a lot more complicated than anticipated.


Thanks for your time

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best response confirmed by Plate1845 (New Contributor)
A third party migration tool is your best bet here



I have used ShareGate which will do this for you.