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VB6 - folder copy dependant on username

Posted on 2004-09-20
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I'm writing a small program to help facilitate migration of users as well as learn more about VB6.  I would like to copy the favorites folder from a Windows 200 Pro user account and copy it into another folder named after the user.
What I have so far is copying the all of the folders under the username instead of just the Favorites folder.  

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
objFSO.CopyFolder "c:\documents and settings\" & strUser & "\Favorites\", "c:\Migration\" & strUser

The folders structure "C:\Migration\User" is already in place from an earlier event.

Any guidance would be appreciated.
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by:jimbobmcgee
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Try using
 "c:\documents and settings\" & strUser & "Favorites"    <---- no '\' at the end...
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by:acksis
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>>Try using
>> "c:\documents and settings\" & strUser & "Favorites"    <---- no '\' at the end...

No good - same results
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jimbobmcgee earned 100 total points
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That's interesting; your code (without the extra '\') worked for me...

I changed it to the following, to meet my network spec
    strUser = InputBox("Enter username")
    strDSFolder = "d:\documents and settings"
    strFolderToCopy = "favorites"
   
    Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    objFSO.CopyFolder strDSFolder & "\" & strUser & "\" & strFolderToCopy, "c:\Migration\" & strUser

and it worked fine.

Very odd...

You are an Administrator of your machine?
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by:acksis
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I tried to modify my code to match yours and got the same results but when I actually did a copy and paste it worked.  I'm not really sure what the problem was.  I would suspect a typo but the code posted in my question is also copied and pasted.

Regardless, your solution worked - thanks for the help.
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No problem.  If you ever find out why yours didn't work, let me know...
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