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Posted on 2006-11-11
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I am trying to run the following script via a batch file and when I run it, it tells me that the syntax is wrong. Can someone tell me where it is wrong???

copy \\server1\world\phones.url  \%userprofile%\application data\microsoft\internet explorer\quick launch

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Two errors: %userprofile% (as well "Internet Explorer" and "Quick Launch") contains spaces, so the path has to be enclosed in quotes, and you can't start the path with a backslash:
copy "\\server1\world\phones.url"  "%userprofile%\application data\microsoft\internet explorer\quick launch"
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Sorry, missed a third error (not related to your error message, though).
You're basically correct using %Userprofile% (instead of "C:\documents and settings\%username%", as way too many people do) when trying to access a user's profile; but when it comes to the application data, you should use another variable, "%AppData%":
copy "\\server1\world\phones.url"  "%appdata%\microsoft\internet explorer\quick launch"
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Thanks you so very much! This was dead on - I so rarely get a 'dead on' answer - I very much appreciate it.
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