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Robocopy "Home Directory" script.  Need help getting the first letter of a user name.

Posted on 2013-10-23
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I need a simple script (Powershell, batch, vb) that will robocopy the first letter of the folder to the destination file server.

For example.  I'd like to take all the user's folders from the source directory with first initial "a" and copy it over to a specified path on another server.

Please help!
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Put a loop around robocopy; the following script is in test mode and will only display the robocopy commands it would normally run. Remove the uppercase ECHO in line 8 to run it for real (and configure the robocopy options you want in the Filter variable)
@echo off
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
set SourceFolder=C:\Temp
set TargetFolder=D:\Temp
set Filter=A*
set RCOptions=/e /np /r:0 /w:0
for /d %%a in ("%SourceFolder%\%Filter%") do (
	ECHO robocopy.exe "%%a" "%TargetFolder%\%%~nxa" %RCOptions%
)

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Awesome.....this was what I was looking for.
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