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POWERSHELL COMMAND FOR COPY-ITEM

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Hi there

I'm looking for a powershell command that is equivalent to the following dos command:

 for /f %%N in (test.txt) DO CALL robocopy "D:\User Areas\Reenrolled\%%N\My Documents" "\\SERVER\E$\Area\%%N\My Documents\sub folder" /E /R:0 > C:\diditwork.txt

I'm sure its something to do wiht assigning a variable somewhere  but my mind has gone blank

Many thanks
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Justin OwensITIL Problem Manager

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Are you wanting PowerShell to do the copying, or are you wanting PowerShell to call Robocopy?
Powershell to do the copying...Have a list of names in the text file that need to be used so for example the Text file might contain:
DrUltima
Joeblogs
MickyMouse

and i need those names to be used as the areas that are being copied is:

Server1\E:\Users\<Txt file name here eg Joeblogs>\My Docs

and its being copied to

Server2\E:\Users\<Txt file name here eg Joeblogs>\My Docs\Subfolder

Like i said i know i can do this using robocopy i'd just rather start using Powershell to do such things and am sure i'm just being dense...Its Friday arvo! LOL
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Justin OwensITIL Problem Manager

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That is cleaner than what I was doing... Well done, soostibi.
Hi soostibi

That works perfect. ty..Just one more question incase i decide to add it or change it later.....How do i either make it move the original files or once its copied them delete the original files?

Many thanks
Also one thing i did notice.....Any subfolders weren't copied over...The files were but not the folders so the Files just ended up in one big folder for each user
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The role of the sub folder is basically that i'm moving data from what was an old domain and placing it into the users area on the new domain.  But what them to easily be albe to find the data from the old one :-) Many thanks

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