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What is the best way to retrieve the current user's local profile path (documents and settings\username\...) in a script?
I'm working on a script to copy files to a folder in the user's profile.
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This should do it - reference the shell's volatile environment...


Dim objEnv
Dim strProfile

Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set objEnv = WshShell.Environment("Volatile")
strProfile=objEnv("HomeDrive") & objEnv("HomePath")

msgbox strProfile

set objEnv=Nothing
wscript.quit
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by:artthegeek
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This looks good -
do I need the  

set objEnv=Nothing
wscript.quit

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set objEnv=Nothing
'supposedly' releases the memory used for that object (I suppose it's debatable - but good coding to terminate these objects to prevent potential memory leaks - although a small script like this shouldn't matter much).

wscript.quit
again, not 'really' necessary - more just standard coding practice so that you control when the script terminates.  It basically says - time to stop processing.
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Great stuff - thank you.
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Happy to have helped. :^)
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