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Create the same folder in everyone's home folder

Posted on 2013-11-11
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Hi,

I would like a script that will create the same folder in every user's home area. So I would like to create "Folder1" in \\server1\user1\Documents\   \\server1\user2\Documents   \\server1\user9999\Documents ...

But only create this folder if it doesn't already exist.

Is this possible?

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Question by:Net-Eng99
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Try this; just set the variables "UserShare" to the root of the user folders, and "CreateFolder" to whatever path and folder you want to create under the actual UserXXX folder.
The script is currently in test mode and will only display the "md" commands it would normally run. Remove the uppercase ECHO before "md" in line 9 to run it for real:
@echo off
setlocal
REM UNC to the root of the User folder:
set UserShare=\\server1\UserShare
REM Folder to create under each user's home folder:
set CreateFolder=Documents\Folder 1
for /d %%a in ("%UserShare%\*.*") do (
	echo Processing %%a ...
	if not exist "%%a\%CreateFolder%" ECHO md "%%a\%CreateFolder%"
)

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by:sirbounty
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Assuming you can get to the server console, this should do it...remove the 'echo' on the last line to make it happen.
If you can't get to the console, map a network drive to the c$ of the remote server:
net use L: \\server1\c$
then adjust the 2nd line of the code to read
cd /d L:\users


@echo off
cd /d c:\users

for /f "delims=" %%a in ('dir /ad /b') do call :process "%%~fa"
goto :eof

:process
set fld=%1

if /i "%fld:~10,-1%" == "All Users" goto :eof
if /i "%fld:~10,-1%" == "Default User" goto :eof
if /i "%fld:~10,-1%" == "Public" goto :eof

echo Creating folder for %fld%
if not exist %fld:~0,-1%\Documents\Folder1" echo md %fld:~0,-1%\Documents\Folder1"

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by:sirbounty
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Bah - didn't know oBdA was awake...forgot to refresh, sorry. :^)
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by:Bill Prew
ID: 39638565
Could be done right at a command line with a simple command like:

for /D %F in ("\\servername\basedir\*.*") do (md "%~F\Documents\Folder1" >NUL 2>NUL)

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or in a BAT file as:

for /D %%F in ("\\servername\basedir\*.*") do (md "%%~F\Documents\Folder1" >NUL 2>NUL)

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~bp
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by:Net-Eng99
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@oBdA thanks for your solution, I tried that one and it worked perfectly!

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by:Net-Eng99
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Spot on solution - excellent!
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