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Scripting or batch file to create folders

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I am looking to create a standard folder structure with a prompt for the name of the root folder in a script or a batch file. Also i want to be able to run this on existing folders to fill in the missing folders.
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Below is a script that will create a series of folders within the root folder selected by the user:
<selected_folder>\folder1
<selected_folder>\folder1\folder1a
<selected_folder>\folder1\folder1b
<selected_folder>\folder2
<selected_folder>\folder3

You can modify the Call MyCreateFolder() function to suit your need.

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strRootFolder = MyGetFolder("Please select your root folder", "C:\")
If strRootFolder = "" Then WScript.Quit
strRootFolder = strRootFolder & "\"
 
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Call MyCreateFolder(strRootFolder & "folder1")
Call MyCreateFolder(strRootFolder & "folder1\folder1a")
Call MyCreateFolder(strRootFolder & "folder1\folder1b")
Call MyCreateFolder(strRootFolder & "folder2")
Call MyCreateFolder(strRootFolder & "folder3")
 
 
Function MyCreateFolder(strFolder)
	If Not objFSO.FolderExists(strFolder) Then
		objFSO.CreateFolder(strFolder)
	End If
End Function
 
 
Function MyGetFolder(strMessage, strRootPath)
	Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
	Set objFolder = objShell.BrowseForFolder(WINDOW_HANDLE, strMessage, NO_OPTIONS, strRootPath)
	
	On Error Resume Next
	MyGetFolder = objFolder.Self.Path
	On Error Goto 0
End Function

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by:Bruce_S_C
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Just to be sure this can be run on a current structure and it will not error if the folder is there?
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No. These lines will create folder only if it's not there:

      If Not objFSO.FolderExists(strFolder) Then
            objFSO.CreateFolder(strFolder)
      End If

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How would i add in folder permissions?
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I am not a network expert, but this solution deals with adding permission to a folder using Microsoft's vbscript XCacls.vbs.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_22613039.html

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