Move files from multiple subdirectories to a single directory

Greetings,

I have several hundred folders, named with a naming convention.  I would like to move all the files in those folders into a single folder.

Given:
1)  All folders are named "EM-LIST-########.csv
2)  Target folder is named VSCs

I tried:  "move EM-LIST-*.csv\*      VSCs"

It seems like this should work.  If I do only one directory's files (i.e. substitute actual string value for the first *  ), it works.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

I tried:  move
jspurr01Asked:
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Chris BRetiredCommented:
Do a search for all the files first - EM-LIST-*.csv, then move from there to the new folder.

Chris B
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ramsys_alCommented:
Try using a batch file.

Make a batch file using MS-DOS commands.

Use notepad to make the file, but save it as .bat file, not as .txt

For example:
cls
cd EM-LIST-######01.csv
move *.* VSCs
cd EM-LIST-######02.csv

Al R.
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jspurr01Author Commented:
Awesome!  I love the simple solution!  Thanks.
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