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how to save documents automatically from desktop to server

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We are running a small network with four computers. Some of our employees often forget to save the files to a certain folder that they are assigned to which is linked to our server(share folder). Recently one of our computer crashed and we lost some files because those were saved on desktop and not to the share folder.So is there any way we can get any software or anything that will automatically copy files from every user profiles and copy it to our server.
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by:h3nnys
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The easiest way for you to do this will be to set the local path ( My Documents ) to point to the server, you can do this by right clicking in the My Documents folder select properties and then change the Target Folder Location to point to the server where you want your users to save there files.

Alternatively you can create a xcopy batch file that will copy the entire profile over to the server

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Could you tell me what OS your users are using
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how do i create xcopy batch file..could you please tell me step by step process..that would be helpful
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here is an example :

open notepad and type the following
xcopy C:\Documents and Settings\user \\servername\folder /S /E /C /K /Y /D /Z

then save as name.bat and double click it to run

remember that you will need to create a xcopy batch for each user

obviously you will change  the names of the user, server and folder as found on your network

also you can have a look at
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/xcopy.mspx?mfr=true

Give me a shout if you get stuck
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xcopy C:\Documents and Settings\front right \\pvcserver\front_right /D
front right is the computer>pvcserver is the name of the server>front_right is the folder on the D drive of the server. But after creating name.bat file i ran it on dos but it is not running. It says "invalid number of parameters"..
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