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Windows 7: Problem with a script that should remove and add shortcuts


02 May 2012   #1

Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7 Enterprise, Ubuntu 11.10
 
 
Problem with a script that should remove and add shortcuts

Hi.

Im going to install windows 7 on 20+ machines. So I have taken an old auto-install script I had for windows XP and trying to make it work for windows 7.

WHat I want it to do is to remove the shortcut "spark.exe.ink" for all users from the desktop and I want "spark.exe.ink" to be added to the "autostart" for all users

So here is the string from the old script:

echo.
echo Städa Spark...
xcopy "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\desktop\Spark.exe.lnk" "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\spark.exe.lnk" /I /E /H /Q

del "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\desktop\Spark.exe.lnk"


How do I make it work in windows 7?
Is the enviorment variable %allusersprofile% not working in windows 7?

Thanks for any help

Regards
Greatness


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02 May 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

What happens when you try to run it?

%ALLUSERSPROFILE% is valid in Win 7, points to C:\Programdata

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\desktop\Spark.exe.lnk" "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup is also valid, so it the copy and delete should work.
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03 May 2012   #3

Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7 Enterprise, Ubuntu 11.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
What happens when you try to run it?

%ALLUSERSPROFILE% is valid in Win 7, points to C:\Programdata

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\desktop\Spark.exe.lnk" "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup is also valid, so it the copy and delete should work.
When I run it it says "spark.exe.lnk cant be found" on all three operations.
But %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\desktop\Spark.exe.lnk -> c:\programdata\desktop\spark.exe.lnk .. But there is no user data in "programdata" is there?
I might be completly wrong.
But when I run it, it dosent find the file, so it cant copy it or remove it.

Regards
Greatness
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03 May 2012   #4

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

There is no desktop folder under %ALLUSERSPROFILE% (C:\Programdata).

Maybe what you are looking for is: C:\Users\Default\Desktop ????

Maybe that's where the spark.exe.lnk file is located?
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