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Hi experts,
I use about  1000 directories for my documents etc. but now I want to create sub-directories in each one. Thanks for the help

I have :

client1
client2
client3
...

And i want :

client1
-subA
----sub1
-------subK
-------subL
----sub2
-------subM
-------subN
----sub3
-------subO
-------subP
-subB
----sub1
-------subW
-------subX
----sub2
-------subY
-------subZ

client2
-subA
----sub1
-------subK
-------subL
----sub2
-------subM
-------subN
----sub3
-------subO
-------subP
-subB
----sub1
-------subW
-------subX
----sub2
-------subY
-------subZ

..........
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Question by:P6FER
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oBdA earned 2000 total points
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Create a template folder in which you create the sub folder structure you want to have per client, for example under "C:\Template":
-subA
----sub1
-------subK
-------subL
----sub2
...

Then use the script below to copy this empty folder structure into all the client folders. It's currently in test mode and will only display the robocopy commands it would normally run. Remove the uppercase "ECHO" in front of robocopy to run it for real.
Try it with a test client structure first.
@echo off
setlocal
set Template=C:\Template
set Target=D:\Clients
for /d %%a in ("%Target%\*.*") do (
	echo Processing '%%~nxa' ...
	ECHO robocopy.exe "%Template%" "%%~a" /e /r:0 /w:0
)
echo Done.

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robocopy.exe is a default part of Windows since Vista/W2k8; if you're still on W2k3, it's in the W2k3 Resource Kit Tools:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9D467A69-57FF-4AE7-96EE-B18C4790CFFD&displaylang=en
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by:Bill Prew
ID: 38805619
Here's a reasonable approach.  Change the BaseDir to the directory that contains all the client folders.  Then run.

@echo off
setlocal

set BaseDir=c:\temp
set NewDirs="subA\sub1\subK",^
            "subA\sub1\subL",^
            "subA\sub2\subM",^
            "subA\sub2\subN",^
            "subA\sub3\subO",^
            "subA\sub3\subP",^
            "subB\sub1\subW",^
            "subB\sub1\subX",^
            "subB\sub2\subY",^
            "subB\sub2\subZ"

for /D %%D in ("%BaseDir%\*.*") do (
  for %%N in (%NewDirs%) do (
    md "%%~D\%%~N"
  )
)

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~bp
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by:P6FER
ID: 38805626
Just perfect obda. :-)
You just have to change :
for /d %%a in ("%Target%\*.*") do (

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to :
for /d %%a in ("%Target%*.*") do (

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Thank you
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by:oBdA
ID: 38805667
Only if you're setting Target to a mask including a part of the actual client folder name, like "D:\Clients\Client*.*"; Target was supposed to point to the root folder containing the client1, client2, ... folders (guess I should have mentioned that).
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