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I am able to run the following from the command prompt with success, but I cannot make it run as a batch file any help making this run from a .bat file is appreciated

CD /D "D: \PDFBills"
set "source=D: \PDFBills\UnZip"
set "targetRoot=D:\ PDFBills\MonthlyPDFBills"
for %F in ("%source%\*") do (
  for /f "tokens=1,2,3 delims=/ " %A in ("%~tF") do (
    if not exist "%targetRoot%\%C\%A" mkdir "%targetRoot%\%C\%A"
    move "%~fF" "%targetRoot%\%C\%A"
  )
)

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Steve Knight earned 2000 total points
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You have a space in the source/dest line for starters, but most of all any % syntax within for commands need to be doubled to %% in batch files.  Try this for starters.

Steve

@echo off
CD /D "D:\PDFBills"
set source=D:\PDFBills\UnZip
set targetRoot=D:\PDFBills\MonthlyPDFBills
for %%F in ("%source%\*") do (
  for /f "tokens=1,2,3 delims=/ " %%A in ("%%~tF") do (
    if not exist "%targetRoot%\%%C\%%A" mkdir "%targetRoot%\%%C\%%A"
    move "%%~fF" "%targetRoot%\%%C\%%A"
  )
)

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by:NLITech
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Perfect! Thank you.
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by:Steve Knight
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no problem
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