copying files from network automatically
Posted on 2003-03-12
I have a LAN where I have to copy alot of files from the LAN to my computer. Basically, I use IE and explore the IP of the server, login to the server and start copying files manually from each user 1 by 1. It is very time consuming because I need to navigate the webpages for each user and also identify the files manually.
My question is, how can I automate this process? ie, write a program that access and copies the file given a search path (ie "//user1/directory/myfile1") to a local directory (ie "c:\user\user1\").
This copying must be repetative. ie, can be used to copy 30 user's file at 1 go. What is my best approach? Any examples? Any freeware programs that does this?
I don't know how difficult this will be, so if you think you deserve more points, please advice me accordingly. cheers!