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Copy selected folders with Robocopy

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I have a file server that has home drives for hundreds of users which we are migrating to a new server share.  There are about 10 sub-folders under the "Home" parent folder and within those 10 sub-folders are the user home directories for their particular place of employment.  I'd like to selectively copy the specific folders that are still in use to the new share.  I've researched robocopy and it appears that this is not an option with that tool.  So I was hoping to using Robocopy within a for /f loop to select the appropriate folders, and then copy them to the destination.  


Is this at all possible?  Is there an easier way?  I love robocopy but it only works well with source to destination copies and not very well with particular files/folders.  Thank you for your help.
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Offhand, I can think of two methods to try:
1. Write up a script that has a robocopy line for each folder you want to copy
2. Use one robocopy line with the /xd switch to exclude any directories you don't want to copy, and/or /xf to exclude files
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that'll do donkey!  Thank you very much!
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Glad to help!
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