move command in dos

Posted on 2011-03-02
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
im in the root folder. in this root folder are 10 subfolders. i want to move every that has a doc ext to a specific folder. how? is there a switch somewhere ? thanks

move *.doc e:\targetfolder\doc
Question by:miamiLAW
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ID: 35023928
Dont think move command has the capability...

I do know robocopy can.....

For example:

adding the /mov switch will delete copied files from the source.
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by:Bill Prew
ID: 35023951
Try this from the DOS command line:

for /r "c:\root" %A in ("*.doc") do move "%A" "e:\targetfolder\doc"

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ID: 35023962
@echo off
set source=c:\sam\john
set dest=F:\backup
pushd "%source%"
for /f "delims=" %%a in ('dir /b /ad 2^>NUL') do move /Y "%%a" "%dest%"
for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir /b /a-d 2^>NUL') do move /y "%%a" "%dest%"

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PeteEngineer earned 500 total points
ID: 35023965
if you want to move folders you have to use


then use DELTREE on the old one.

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