Script to copy a folder to multiple folders

Posted on 2016-11-08
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Last Modified: 2016-11-09
Hi All,
I'd be grateful for your assistance please in creating a script to copy a folder to the application data folder of multiple users. The users have a homedrive located on server1 and I would like to copy a folder the application data folder within their homedrives.

I would like to copy a folder called Folder1 on \\server1\e$\Users\Students\ to \\server1\e$\Users\Students\2016Intake\%USERS%\Application Data\

I'm not sure of this is the most efficient method to do this but I have created a robocopy script to do this, however I cannot seem to find out how %USERS% can be represented with a wildcard. I have managed to export the names of the folders within 2016Intake into a txt file so maybe I could 'call' these.

If I user %USERNAME% as a wildcard the script will create a folder on \\server1\e$\Users\Students\2016Intake\ with my username.

My robocopy script so far looks like this:

robocopy "\\server1\e$\Users\Students\Folder1" "\\server1\e$\Users\Students\2016Intake\%USERS%\Application Data\" /MIR

I have tried replacing %USERS% with **, *.*, %%A etc but the script will only create a folder within the 2016Intake folder, whereas I am trying to copy the folder to the Application Data folder of these users.

Hopefully this makes sense.
Thanks in advance
Question by:itmtsn
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oBdA earned 2000 total points
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This should do the trick. It's in test mode and will only display the robocopy commands it would normally run. Remove the uppercase ECHO in front of line 6 to run it for real.
@echo off
set Root=\\server1\e$\Users\Students\2016Intake
for /d %%a in ("%Root%\*.*") do (
	ECHO robocopy.exe "\\server1\e$\Users\Students\Folder1" "%%a\Application Data" /MIR

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This worked a treat, you're a legend, many thanks

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