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How to move mp3 files from my server

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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I want to find and move all the mp3 files from a server volumne.  These files are within many subfolders.  How can I do this? Use DOS - MOVE?  I don't want to COPY, I want them off of the current volume, but don't want to delete them (yet)

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The method I used for a similar task is to use Windows Search to find "*.mp3; *.wma;" (and other music file types if necessary) and sort by folder (so I don't copy any game music or other useless files) and then start selecting (hold ctrl to select multiple files, hold shift to select a series of files) and copy/cut & paste.

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hello
I don't know how to do it in one command but you can try:
xcopy /s src\*.mp3 dst
del /s src\*.mp3

or maybe you can do it with a power shell command
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The MOVE command automatically deletes the source, so if you don't want to delete the source files, steer clear of the move command.

I personally use a program called Foldermatch to move a large number of files, directories, etc. around. It has so many other features that you might review how you do backups, how to test if files are the same (compare), and how to keep directories from a source location and a target location in sync. It also has duplicate checking.

The key is that it deals with directories and/or files.

At least take a look at it http://foldermatch.com/  I don't have anything to do with the outfit that makes the program but I paid the shareware fee a couple of years ago and never regretted it. I use it for exactly the kind of task you are describing.

You also have the opportunity to review what it will do before it does any moving, copying, etc., something a DOS solution doesn't do well, or at all.

Jeff

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Thanks a bunch...that worked geat!
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