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SyncToy using ObjShell.SpecialFolders("MyDocuments") RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi!

    I'm trying to use SyncToy in a VBS script, where will copy the content of the users MyDocuments to a network share. Im using ObjShell.SpecialFolders("MyDocuments") to find the users MyDocument folder.

    specialFolders = ObjShell.SpecialFolders("MyDocuments")

    Then in the VBS I call specialFolders in the SyncToy part. I have a sub shell/cmd) to call SyncToy program with and it works.

    Here is the SyncToy part og the VBS

    shell "C:\SyncToy\SyncToy.exe -d(Left=" & specialFolders & ",Right=U:\" & StrUsername & "\" & StrPCname & "\,name=ege,operation=Echo)"

    shell """C:\SyncToy\SyncToyCmd.exe"" -Rege"

    When I run it it starts the SyncToy and then shuts it down right a way, if I put in Left=C:\Temp then it works.

    Is it because SyncToy can't read the specialFolders?

    I'm using SyncToy 2.1 on windows XP SP3

    Monday, May 10, 2010 12:10 PM

All replies

  • I am not farmiliar with shell script very well. But for your problem, I think while you use SyncToy.exe to create folder paire, SyncToy will consider  "& specialFolders &" as the folder path but not the real path string for "MyDocuments", that is why this error happened.

     

    Thanks,

    Ping


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    Friday, May 14, 2010 9:11 AM