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    Copy a Folder to Multple Folders

    Hello all,

    Does anyone know of a free application which can do this? Unless it's easy, I don't really wish to script this as there are hundreds and hundreds of different folders to copy to.

    I've found one application called FileBoss, but there is a small price tag with this. Many thanks!

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    It works, but it is a bit weird I must admit. Many thanks!

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    If the folder is in a users home area you could use GPO in 2008R2 to create folder in users home area (preferences I think). Have done this successfully a few times. This way all new users would get same folder.

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    You're right, but then I need to copy file(s) into that folder. I can't do that via GPO as far as I am aware.

    I'm going to experiment another way of Desktop Folder Redirection, redirecting from a folder called 'Desktop' within a user's My Documents folder. The reason being that on wireless clients, desktop shortcuts are not being mapped consistently, yet everything else works. It's just really odd

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    If you are still looking for alternatives have a look at this thread:

    Link: Copy Multiple Files To Multiple Directories Simultaneously: jMultiFilesAndDirsCopy

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    :: set the directory of the root folder (if the pupil folders are grouped by year, set to Year08, for instance)
    pushd \\Path\to\pupil\folders\yearXX

    :: For each subdirectory in the current directory, copy all files
    FOR /D %%i IN (*) DO (
    xcopy X:\path\to\files\* %%i\destination\ /i /f /k
    )

    ECHO Task complete. Press any key to exit...
    pause > nil

    :: Return to the original directory
    popd
    Chuck that in a batch file, and edit the right bits. Remember to test it first...

    EDIT: If you're going to be adding updated files on multiple occasions, chuck the /d flag in for xcopy so that it only copies files if they don't already exist, or the file to be copied is newer.
    Last edited by fafster; 19th October 2011 at 03:17 PM.

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