Reroute Files and Settings

To reroute files and settings, create a custom .xml file and specify this file name on both the ScanState and LoadState commandlines. 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>

Customize USMT XML Files

Conflicts and Precedence

USMT XML Reference