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Smokin
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Help moving files to different directories

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Hey guys, hoping someone can help me out here.

I’ve got a bunch of files in one directory, which need to be sorted in to a lot of directories on another drive. I have a .txt file with the location (directory) of each file. So, each files desired new location is written in the file.

Example - Files now:
C:\1.jpg
C:\2.jpg
Etc...

Then I have a .txt file with new locations:
D:\a\1.jpg
D:\b\2.jpg
Etc...

I tried to use the multi-rename tool, by selecting the files, press ctrl+M and loading the file to rename them, but it seems this method cant move files, only rename them in the current directory.

Does anyone have some idea how I could solve this?
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Re: Help moving files to different directories

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Well, you can move a file by renaming with MRT, but this is restricted to the same drive!
e.g. rename 1.jpg to a\1.jpg will move the file to subfolder a (if it doesn't exist at this time, it will be created).

Moving to a different drive is a "copy and delete" operation which cannot be handled by just renaming.
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Re: Help moving files to different directories

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Smokin wrote: 2021-04-11, 20:14 UTC

Hi and welcome!

You could use a DOS-Batch or PowerShell-Script.


Use a good text editor or an spreadsheet tool
and copy your both lists together like
"C:\1.jpg" SpAcE "D:\a\1.jpg"

Next add a copy command like
COPY "C:\1.jpg" "D:\a\1.jpg"

Next you can execute that script.



 
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