Copy specific folders for each user profile in C:\Documents and Settings
Posted on 2010-01-01
I am looking to create a script or batch for use during a PC replacement.
I would like the script to copy each user's profile root folder ie c:\documents and settings\"User1"... But just the user profile root folder PLUS ONLY the following specific folders:
\FAVORITES... \DESKTOP... \Application Data\Microsoft\OUTLOOK... \MY DOCUMENTS
I don't care much about specific internet settings or application settings, etc.. Just want to copy their desktop stuff, favorites, My Documents and a few other things to a shared specific temporary location (Maybe a folder called the same as the machine name that I have already created) on a server so that I can easily copy the files back onto the new machine after they have logged on and created their new user profile.
So when the batch or script is done I would have on my server share:
........Favorites (Including all files/folders)
........Desktop (Including all files/folders)
........OUTLOOK (Including all files, or more specifically the .Nk2 files)
........My Documents (Including all files/folders)
This would be a huge time saver for us, and user frustrtion saver for them..
I tried the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard but it wasn't specific enough, and also looked at User State Migration Tool but seemed a little deep than what I am looking to do.
All machines are XP Pro SP3 on a domain environment.