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copy all contents of a folder to user's desktop VBS Logon Script

Posted on 2009-07-01
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Hello, I am looking to copy some links and such to the desktop of my user's computers using a VB logon script.  any ideas?
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Question by:OSXaddict
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Just change strSource to the folder that contains everything you want to end up on the desktop.

strSource = "E:\test"
 
Const FOF_CREATEPROGRESSDLG = &H0&
Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
ParentFolder = oShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
Set objFolder = objShell.NameSpace(ParentFolder) 
objFolder.CopyHere strSource & "\*", FOF_CREATEPROGRESSDLG

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Thank you! Will this replace the item if it is already on the desktop?
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by:astroviper
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See: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb787866%28VS.85%29.aspx

I just tested it and it works the same as a Windows gui copy. It asks if you want to replace.
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is there any way that I can make it force to replace?
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astroviper earned 500 total points
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http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_21512937.html

This seems to work.


Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
ParentFolder = oShell.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set oSourceFolder = oFSO.GetFolder("C:\Users\Mike\Downloads\remote admin tools windows 7")
Set oTargetFolder = oFSO.GetFolder(ParentFolder)
 
RecursiveCopy oSourceFolder, oTargetFolder, True
 
Sub RecursiveCopy(ByRef oSource, ByRef oTarget, ByVal bOverWrite)
 
    Dim oFolder, oFile, szPath
 
    For Each oFile In oSource.Files
        szPath = Replace(oTarget.Path & "\" & oFile.Name, "\\", "\")
        If (oFSO.FileExists(szPath) And bOverWrite) Then
            If oFile.DateLastModified > oFSO.GetFile(szPath).DateLastModified Then oFile.Copy szPath, bOverWrite
        ElseIf (oFSO.FileExists(szPath) And Not(bOverWrite)) Then
            'DO NOTHING BECAUSE WE ARE NOT OVERWRITING
        ElseIf Not(oFSO.FileExists(szPath)) Then
            oFile.Copy szPath, bOverWrite
        End If
    Next
 
    For Each oFolder In oSource.Subfolders
        szPath = Replace(oTarget.Path & "\" & oFolder.Name, "\\", "\")
 
        If Not(oFSO.FolderExists(szPath) And bOverWrite) Then
            Set oNewTarget = oFSO.CreateFolder(szPath)
        Else
            Set oNewTarget = oSO.GetFolder(szPath)
        End If
 
        RecursiveCopy oFolder, oTarget, bOverWrite
    Next
 
End Sub

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