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So I haven’t written anything even mildly technical lately so I thought I’d show a small script I use to copy and restore my scripts and PowerShell profile across multiple machines.  It’s fairly straight forward.  It will backup my scripts directory from my desktop and PowerShell folder from my documents directory; and recreates the the folder structure in the directory the script is run from.

Conversely it will restore as well provided the content exists.  It is USER specific, so if you use multiple user id’s like I do, it’s important that you manage them accordingly.


Option Explicit
On Error Resume Next
Dim oWShell, oFSO, oNet
Dim strCurUser, strSourceDrive, strTargetDrive, strOption, strMsg
Set oWShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
Set oFSO 	= CreateObject("Scripting.Filesystemobject")
Set oNet 	= CreateObject("Wscript.Network")

strCurUser = oNet.UserName
strTargetDrive = Left(WScript.ScriptFullName, Len(WScript.ScriptFullName)- _
				Len(WScript.ScriptName)) & strCurUser
strSourceDrive = oWShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%userprofile%")
strMsg = "Filecopy Summary: "& vbcrlf
strOption = LCase(InputBox("Restore|Backup"))

Select Case strOption
    Case "restore"	Call Restore()
    Case Else	Call Backup()
End Select

WScript.Echo strMsg
'-------------------
Function Backup()
	
Dim strScripts, strPShell
	strScripts = "\Desktop\Scripts" : strPShell = "\Documents\windowspowershell"

If Not CreateFolder(strTargetDrive & strScripts) Then
	strMsg = strMsg & "Failed Creating: "& strTargetDrive & strScripts & vbCrLf
Else
	strMsg = strMsg & "Created: " & strTargetDrive & strScripts & vbCrlf
End If

If Not CreateFolder(strTargetDrive & strPShell) Then
	strMsg = strMsg & "Failed Creating: "& strTargetDrive & strPShell & vbCrLf
Else
	strMsg = strMsg & "Created: " & strTargetDrive & strPShell & vbCrlf
End If
	
If Not CopyFolder(strSourceDrive & strScripts, strTargetDrive & strScripts) Then
	strMsg = strMsg & "Failed to Copy: " &  strSourceDrive & strScripts & vbCrLf
Else
	strMsg = strMsg & "Copied: " & strSourceDrive & strScripts & vbCrLf
End If

If Not CopyFolder(strSourceDrive & strPShell, strTargetDrive & strPShell) Then
	strMsg = strMsg & "Failed to Copy: " & strSourceDrive & strPShell & vbCrLf
Else
	strMsg = strMsg & "Copied: " & strSourceDrive & strPShell & vbCrLf
End If

End Function
'-------------------
Function Restore()

Dim strScripts, strPShell, temp1, temp2
	strScripts = "\Desktop\Scripts" : strPShell = "\Documents\windowspowershell"
temp1 = strSourceDrive : temp2 = strTargetDrive
strTargetDrive = temp1 : strSourceDrive = temp2

If Not CreateFolder(strTargetDrive & strScripts) Then
	strMsg = strMsg & "Failed Creating: "& strTargetDrive & strScripts & vbCrLf
Else
	strMsg = strMsg & "Created: " & strTargetDrive & strScripts & vbCrlf
End If

If Not CreateFolder(strTargetDrive & strPShell) Then
	strMsg = strMsg & "Failed Creating: "& strTargetDrive & strPShell & vbCrLf
Else
	strMsg = strMsg & "Created: " & strTargetDrive & strPShell & vbCrlf
End If
	
If Not CopyFolder(strSourceDrive & strScripts, strTargetDrive & strScripts) Then
	strMsg = strMsg & "Failed to Copy: " &  strSourceDrive & strScripts & vbCrLf
Else
	strMsg = strMsg & "Copied: " & strSourceDrive & strScripts & vbCrLf
End If

If Not CopyFolder(strSourceDrive & strPShell, strTargetDrive & strPShell) Then
	strMsg = strMsg & "Failed to Copy: " & strSourceDrive & strPShell & vbCrLf
Else
	strMsg = strMsg & "Copied: " & strSourceDrive & strPShell & vbCrLf
End If

End Function
'-----------
Function CreateFolder(strFolder)
On Error Resume Next
	Dim FolderArray, Folder, Path, booErr
	FolderArray = Split(strFolder,"\")
		For Each Folder In FolderArray
			If Path <> "" Then
				If Not oFSO.FolderExists(Path) Then
					oFSO.CreateFolder(Path)
				End If
			End If
				Path = Path & LCase(Folder) & "\"
			If Err.Number <> 0 Then
				booErr = True
			End If
		Next
		If booErr Then
			CreateFolder = False
		Else
			CreateFolder = True
		End If
End Function
'-----------
Function CopyFolder(strSource, strDest)
On Error Resume Next
	If oFSO.FolderExists(strDest) Then
		oFSO.DeleteFolder strDest, True
	End If
		oFSO.CopyFolder strSource, strDest, True

	If Err.Number <> 0 Then
		CopyFolder = False
	Else
		CopyFolder = True
	End If
End Function


There you go, a bit lacking on the sophistication side of things, but it gets the job done for me.  Feel free to modify the script for your own personal file backup needs, it can really help to streamline the process.