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mieczyslav
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moving files into newly created folders

Post by *mieczyslav » 2019-05-26, 14:46 UTC

hello there,

i have a lot of image files that i need to organise into sets (folders), is there any way to make tc move them into new created folders based on their name?
the filenames are like:
001abc001-056
002abcde001-066
002abcd001-123

can i somehow make tc to arrange them automatically into folders? is there any plugin or command i could use to do such thing? or do i have to do this by hand (f7 and f6 all the files manually)?

and the other thing would be kinda otherwise: if i had a lot of folders with files inside how could i move all the files from several folders into one catalog automatically?

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Re: moving files into newly created folders

Post by *Horst.Epp » 2019-05-26, 15:01 UTC

The 2nd request is easy to to:
Make a search of your folder tree
Feed the result to the Listbox
Select all (Ctrl-A)
Copy to the target location in the other window.
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MRT: moving files into newly created folders

Post by *Stefan2 » 2019-06-13, 07:31 UTC

Hi mieczyslav and welcome!

mieczyslav wrote:
2019-05-26, 14:46 UTC

i have a lot of image files that i need to organise into sets (folders),

is there any way to make tc move them into new created folders based on their name?
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You could use the Multi-Rename-Tool for that issue:

Sir_SiLvA wrote:
2011-10-21, 11:12 UTC
Post by *Sir_SiLvA » Fri Oct 21, 2011 13:12

Why not just use the MRT for that?

use [N]\[N] and every file with name N gets moved to a folder called N


PS: MRT = TCs Multi-Rename-Tool called with CTRL+M


Usage:
- select a file
- press CTRL+M
- click the [Help]-button and read:

Files can now also be moved to other directories by specifying directory separators "\" (backslashes) in the name.
Directories which do not exist yet will be created automatically.

[N] old file name, WITHOUT extension
[N1] The first character of the original name
[N2-5] Characters 2 to 5 from the old name
[N2,5] 5 characters starting at character 2
[N2-] All characters starting at character 2

and so on and on...





If you would provide more details which part of the file names to use for the folder name, I am pretty sure someone here can support you.

the filenames are like:
001abc001-056
002abcde001-066
002abcd001-123






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