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I have a .cmd i use to copy our users local files when they change computer. This works very well in XP/2000 but now i can see that we (large enterprise) are moving to Vista. And was wondering if the paths used in my .cmd would work on Vista too...

this is a real cut and paste from the script ("to short down my post" if the full script is needed/wanted i can insert that...) just to show the paths:

robocopy "C:\DOCUME~1\%userid%\Desktop "%dest%\%Process%" /S /E /COPYALL /V /NP /LOG+:"%logfile%" /R:10 /W:15 /TEE
robocopy "C:\DOCUME~1\%userid%\Favorites" "%dest%\%Process%" /S /E /COPYALL /V /NP /NJH /LOG+:"%logfile%" /R:10 /W:15 /TEE
robocopy "C:\DOCUME~1\%userid%\My Documents" "%dest%\%Process%" /S /E /COPYALL /V /NP /NJH /LOG+:"%logfile%" /R:10 /W:15 /TEE
robocopy "C:\DOCUME~1\%userid%\Start Menu" "%dest%\%Process%" /S /E /COPYALL /V /NP /NJH /LOG+:"%logfile%" /R:10 /W:15 /TEE
robocopy "C:\DOCUME~1\%userid%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch" "%dest%\%Process%" /S /E /COPYALL /V /NP /NJH /LOG+:"%logfile%" /R:10 /W:15 /TEE
robocopy "C:\DOCUME~1\%userid%\Local Settings\Application Data\other" "%dest%\%Process%" /S /E /COPYALL /V /NP /NJH /LOG+:"%logfile%" /R:10 /W:15 /TEE
robocopy "C:\DOCUME~1\%userid%\%Process%" "%dest%\%Process%" /S /E /COPYALL /V /NP /NJH /LOG+:"%logfile%" /R:10 /W:15 /TEE
robocopy "C:\DOCUME~1\%userid%\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book" "%dest%\%Process%" /S /E /COPYALL /V /NP /NJH /LOG+:"%logfile%" /R:10 /W:15 /TEE
robocopy "C:\DOCUME~1\%userid%\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook" "%dest%\%Process%" /S /E /COPYALL /V /NP /NJH /LOG+:"%logfile%" /R:10 /W:15 /TEE
robocopy "C:\DOCUME~1\%userid%\Application Data\Microsoft\Proof" "%dest%\%Process%" /S /E /COPYALL /V /NP /NJH /LOG+:"%logfile%" /R:10 /W:15 /TEE
robocopy "C:\DOCUME~1\%userid%\Application Data\Microsoft\Signatures" "%dest%\%Process%" /S /E /COPYALL /V /NP /NJH /LOG+:"%logfile%" /R:10 /W:15 /TEE
robocopy "C:\DOCUME~1\%userid%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook" "%dest%\%Process%" /S /E /COPYALL /V /NP /NJH /LOG+:"%logfile%" /R:10 /W:15 /TEE

set dest=x:\%userid% and %process% is the part after %userid%

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Holy Crap! Ever thought about deploying Roaming profiles, with UPHClean and such so you don' thave to worry about registry locks and always win? – Jason B Shrout Jun 26 '09 at 22:58
I really wish i could, but this is not an option for me. It's a very standarized and controlled environment. – Frode Eskil Jun 29 '09 at 19:02

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You can use the environmental variable %USERPROFILE% to access current user's profile.

And that variable is universal and works on all Windows versions from Win95 to Win7.

On default install of XP it would give you c:\document and settings\username on Vista it would give you c:\users\username

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This is just so obvious. Thank you. – Frode Eskil Jun 29 '09 at 19:33

If your question is: "Has the structure of the Users folder changed in Vista?" then the answer is: "yes".

Your best bet is to use USMT (The User State Migration Tool)

Our corporation migrated almost 10,000 workstations/users to Vista this way.

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This is something we have a specialized version of that is not suitable for us in our region right now, but were working on it. – Frode Eskil Jun 29 '09 at 19:35

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