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Reroute Files and Settings

Published: June 17, 2009

Updated: June 29, 2010

Applies To: Windows 7

To reroute files and settings, create a custom .xml file and specify this file name on both the ScanState and LoadState command-lines. This enables you to keep your changes separate from the default .xml files, so that it is easier to track your modifications.

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Reroute a Folder

The following custom .xml file migrates the directories and files from C:\EngineeringDrafts into the My Documents folder of every user. %CSIDL_PERSONAL% is the virtual folder representing the My Documents desktop item, which is equivalent to CSIDL_MYDOCUMENTS.

<migration urlid="http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/test">
<component type="Documents" context="User">
  <displayName>Engineering Drafts Documents to Personal Folder</displayName>
  <role role="Data">
    <rules>
      <!-- Migrate all directories and files present in c:\EngineeringDrafts folder -->
      <include>
        <objectSet>
          <pattern type="File">C:\EngineeringDrafts\* [*]</pattern>
        </objectSet>
      </include>
      <!-- This migrates all files and directories from C:\EngineeringDrafts to every user’s personal folder.-->
      <locationModify script="MigXmlHelper.RelativeMove('C:\EngineeringDrafts','%CSIDL_PERSONAL%')">
        <objectSet>
          <pattern type="File">C:\EngineeringDrafts\* [*]</pattern>
        </objectSet>
      </locationModify>
    </rules>
  </role>
</component>
</migration>

Reroute a Specific File Type

The following custom .xml file reroutes .mp3 files located in the fixed drives on the source computer into the C:\Music folder on the destination computer.

<migration urlid="http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/test">
<component type="Documents" context="System">
  <displayName>All .mp3 files to My Documents</displayName>
  <role role="Data">
    <rules>
      <include>
        <objectSet>
          <script>MigXmlHelper.GenerateDrivePatterns ("* [*.mp3]", "Fixed")</script>
        </objectSet>
      </include>
      <!-- Migrates all the .mp3 files in the store to the C:\Music folder during LoadState -->
      <locationModify script="MigXmlHelper.Move('C:\Music')">
        <objectSet>
          <script>MigXmlHelper.GenerateDrivePatterns ("* [*.mp3]", "Fixed")</script>
        </objectSet>
      </locationModify>
    </rules>
  </role>
</component>
</migration> 

Reroute a Specific File

The following custom .xml file migrates the Sample.doc file from C:\EngineeringDrafts into the My Documents folder of every user. %CSIDL_PERSONAL% is the virtual folder representing the My Documents desktop item, which is equivalent to CSIDL_MYDOCUMENTS.

<migration urlid="http://www.microsoft.com/migration/1.0/migxmlext/test">
<component type="Documents" context="User">
<displayName>Sample.doc into My Documents</displayName>
    <role role="Data">
      <rules>
        <include> 
          <objectSet>     
                 <pattern type="File"> C:\EngineeringDrafts\ [Sample.doc]</pattern>
          </objectSet>
        </include>
       <locationModify script="MigXmlHelper.RelativeMove('C:\EngineeringDrafts','%CSIDL_PERSONAL%')">
        <objectSet>
                 <pattern type="File"> C:\EngineeringDrafts\ [Sample.doc]</pattern>
        </objectSet>
       </locationModify>
      </rules>
    </role>
</component>
</migration>

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