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Move Users Favorites Folder and then Delete?

Posted on 2014-03-03
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Hello,

My current scenario is as follows for user accounts:
\\90.244.233.10\userprofile$\User-16 (this is their profile path)
\\90.244.233.10\userprofile$\User-16\Favorites (this is their favorites folder)

I need to take the above favorites folder and move it to their userhome$ folder found here:

\\90.244.233.10\userhome$\%username%\Favorites (these folders already exist)

Then delete their complete userprofile$ folder.

How can I achieve this using powershell? I think the tricky part for me is going through each folder in userprofile$ and looking for a \Favorites folder and then matching that userprofile$ foldername to %username% since they're the same.
Thank you.
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by:becraig
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if (Test-Path -Path "\\90.244.233.10\userprofile$\User-16\Favorites") 
{
move-item -path  \\90.244.233.10\userprofile$\User-16\Favorites -destination \\90.244.233.10\userhome$\%username%\
remove-item -path  \\90.244.233.10\userprofile$\User-16 -recurse
}

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Something like above should work, very simple.

The if statement verifies if the folder exists.

If it does you proceed to move the favorites folder
Move-item

Then delete the userprofile folder
Remove-Item
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by:levertm
ID: 39901231
Hi becraig,

Thanks for the input, it's a good start. How do I go about talking over 100 user accounts? I would have to run this script with variable so as to not set any hard coded values for account usernames (ie: user-16)
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becraig earned 500 total points
ID: 39901249
gc users.txt | % {
$user = "$_"
if (Test-Path -Path "\\90.244.233.10\userprofile$\$user\Favorites") 
{
move-item -path  \\90.244.233.10\userprofile$\$user\Favorites -destination \\90.244.233.10\userhome$\$user\
remove-item -path  \\90.244.233.10\userprofile$\$user -recurse
}                                            
}

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This is assuming you have a text file with the username one per line (Matching the exact folder names)
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by:levertm
ID: 39901256
I will generate a text file and test your code in my environment right now!

Be back later with my findings and results.
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by:levertm
ID: 39901366
Thank you becraig, that worked. Although I had to use the copy-item instead as the move-item gave me errors.
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by:becraig
ID: 39901382
ok sounds good.

As a rule of thumb I always copy (just in case)
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by:levertm
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I also posted this http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/Powershell/Q_28381231.html begraig if you're interested to take a stab :)
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