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Dos Copy command to %userprofile% syntax error

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I have a number of systems on our network that I want to use a .bat file in the all users startup to copy files with.  So when a user logs in I want the bat file to run, copy the files from a share, to the users desktop.  The problem is, that a number of these machines were stand alone systems then were added to a domain.  This creates a problem where there are 2 profiles for each user, and the non-domain profile seems to be the default one.  So even if you blow away the non domain profile....the %username% varialble still tries to look for the non domain profile.

So I thought I would use the %profilename% instead, but I get a syntax error.  I also tried setting Username and Userprofile in the XP environment variables, but that didn't work either.  This should not be a difficult thing to do, but I'm at a loss.



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cd %userprofile%\Desktop

del filename*.*

copy P:\Filepath\Update~1\*.mde %userprofile%\Desktop\

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DOH, I guess I spoke too soon.. I just needed to use quotes

"%userprofile\my documents"
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