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# POWERSHELL COMMAND FOR COPY-ITEM

Posted on 2010-09-10
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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$\Area\%%N\My Documents\sub folder" /E /R:0 > C:\diditwork.txt I'm sure its something to do wiht assigning a variable somewhere but my mind has gone blank Many thanks 0 Question by:Colchester_Institute [X] ###### Welcome to Experts Exchange Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters. • Help others & share knowledge • Earn cash & points • Learn & ask questions • 4 • 2 • 2 8 Comments LVL 31 Expert Comment ID: 33646250 Are you wanting PowerShell to do the copying, or are you wanting PowerShell to call Robocopy? 0 LVL 1 Author Comment ID: 33646342 Powershell to do the copying...Have a list of names in the text file that need to be used so for example the Text file might contain: DrUltima Joeblogs MickyMouse and i need those names to be used as the areas that are being copied is: Server1\E:\Users\<Txt file name here eg Joeblogs>\My Docs and its being copied to Server2\E:\Users\<Txt file name here eg Joeblogs>\My Docs\Subfolder Like i said i know i can do this using robocopy i'd just rather start using Powershell to do such things and am sure i'm just being dense...Its Friday arvo! LOL 0 LVL 13 Assisted Solution soostibi earned 250 total points ID: 33647840 Update the variables in lines 3-5 and the path to the text file in line 8 and the last, and try this: Import-Module bitstransfer$sourcedir = "D:\User Areas\Reenrolled"
$upload = "\\SERVER\E$\Area"
$MyDocuments = "My Documents"$subfolder = "sub folder"

$ProgressPreference = 'SilentlyContinue' Get-Content c:\test.txt | ForEach-Object {$currfolder = $_ if(!(Test-Path "$upload\$currfolder\$Mydocuments\$subfolder")){ New-Item -Path "$upload\$currfolder\$Mydocuments" -Name $subfolder -ItemType directory >$null
}
if(Test-Path "$sourcedir\$currfolder\$mydocuments"){ Get-ChildItem "$sourcedir\$currfolder\$mydocuments" -Recurse | ForEach-Object {
Start-BitsTransfer -Source $_.fullname -Destination "$upload\$currfolder\$MyDocuments\$subfolder\" -TransferType upload if($?){"successfully copied: $($_.fullname)"}else{"error during copy: $($_.fullname)"}
}
}
} > C:\diditwork.txt

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That is cleaner than what I was doing... Well done, soostibi.
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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
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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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soostibi earned 250 total points
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This is an updated version (I do not exactly understand the role of your "subfolder").
Import-Module bitstransfer

$sourcedir = "D:\User Areas\Reenrolled"$upload = "\\SERVER\E$\Area"$MyDocuments = "My Documents"
$subfolder = "sub folder"$ProgressPreference = 'SilentlyContinue'
Get-Content c:\ee\test.txt | ForEach-Object {
$currfolder =$_
if(Test-Path "$sourcedir\$currfolder\$mydocuments"){ Get-ChildItem "$sourcedir\$currfolder\$mydocuments" -Recurse | ?{!$_.psiscontainer} | ForEach-Object {$newfullpath = ($_.directoryname -replace ([regex]::Escape("$sourcedir\$currfolder\$mydocuments")),
"$upload\$currfolder\$MyDocuments\$subfolder")
if(!(Test-Path $newfullpath)){ New-Item -Path (split-path$newfullpath -parent) -Name (split-path $newfullpath -leaf) -ItemType directory >$null
}
Start-BitsTransfer -Source $_.fullname -Destination$newfullpath -TransferType upload
if($?){"successfully copied:$($_.fullname)"}else{"error during copy:$(\$_.fullname)"}
}
}
} > C:\diditwork.txt

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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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