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I have a c:\users.txt file which contains a list of user IDs.  

I need to create a script to read the users.txt file and "MOVE" the subfolders in the M:\USERS directory into another server (\\SERVER1\DUMP\USERS).

Will this script works?

for /f %%a in (c:\users.txt) do move m:\users\%%a \\server1\dump\users

I tried to just run "move m:\users\%%a \\server1\dump\users" in the command prompt but it returns "Access is denied".  

It is a Administrator session so I do not know what it the problem.  I have verified right from windows explorer.
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The basic move command won't support this.  I would suggest ROBOCOPY instead, like this:

for /f %%a in (c:\users.txt) do robocopy m:\users\%%a \\server1\dump\users\%%a /move /e

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Works.

Thanks, Bill!
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Thanks.
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Welcome, glad that was helpful, thanks for the feedback.

~bp
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