How do I Copy Files to Folders with Same Name?

Posted on 2008-06-16
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
I have a need to move all of our users .pst files following an ExMerge from Exchange, into an existing folderstructure with permissions already set.  The source folder has all the username.pst files in one directory.  The destination folder has an existing folders based on the username.  

Example...I am looking for an automated method to move the C:\pst\Joe.Smith.pst to D:\users\Joe.Smith

Question by:makurz
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BasiKobrA earned 60 total points
ID: 21800247

Something like this should do it.
@echo off
set SOURCEFOLDER=C:\Documents and Settings\source
set DESTINATIONFOLDER=C:\Documents and Settings\users
for /f "delims=. tokens=1,2" %%A in ('dir /b "%SOURCEFOLDER%"') do (
	if "%%B"=="pst" move "%SOURCEFOLDER%\%%A.%%B"  "%DESTINATIONFOLDER%\%%A\."

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knightEknight earned 65 total points
ID: 21802805
BasiKobrA, I think using a . as a delimiter may cause you problems because the filenames contain those characters.  I have modified your script to account for this:

@echo off
set SOURCEFOLDER=C:\Documents and Settings\source
set DESTINATIONFOLDER=C:\Documents and Settings\users
for /f  %%A in ('dir /b "%SOURCEFOLDER%\*.pst"') do (
   move "%SOURCEFOLDER%\%%~nA.pst"  "%DESTINATIONFOLDER%\%%~nA\."

Expert Comment

ID: 21802894
True, didn't think of that.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31467861
BasiKobrAand knightEknight, Thanks for the Quick Reply. You saved me from lots of work!

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