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How do you remove files from multiple folders?

Discussion in 'Computer Systems' started by pop80_uk, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. pop80_uk

    pop80_uk Active Member

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    Hi
    I have 60 folders which all have two or three files in them, I need to move the files from the 60 folders into one folder.

    Is there a quick way of doing this all at once? rather than folder by folder and file by file :confused:

    Thanks :smashin:
  2. stiben

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    If you do a search from the parent folder for *.* you should be able to select the whole set of results and copy etc from there :)
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    pop80_uk Active Member

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    How do you mean? Would the files have to have the same file name for this to work?
    Thanks
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    Lets assume all the files you want to move are roughly the same. So one file could be 00133.txt and the other could 55158.txt. Or perhaps the files are all the same file type so *.txt

    Now lets assume the following folder...

    FOLDER_A\SUBF_1
    FOLDER_A\SUBF_2
    FOLDER_A\SUBF_3
    FOLDER_A\SUBF_4
    ...
    FOLDER_A\SUBF_58
    FOLDER_A\SUBF_59
    FOLDER_A\SUBF_60

    Navigate to FOLDER_A and do a search on this folder for either *1*.txt or *.txt.
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    pop80_uk Active Member

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    Thanks this makes sense,
    So if all these folders lived in sub folder called revision, it would simple be a case of searching against the revision folder?
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    Singh400 Well-Known Member

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    ^ Yes mate. Thats exactly what you need to do.

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