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Batch folder creation?

Posted on 2013-01-24
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-01-24
I need to modify a DOS script, so that it:

1. creates one folder called 'documents' and within this folder, 3 more folders, where there's 400 folders that this needs to be applied to
2. count of how many folders the function was applied to
3. create a log file confirming success/ failure

I was previously provided the following script under the address:


How do I modify this, to achieve the above?

@echo off
set BaseDir=H:\Temp Folder\2013
set NewDirs="Excel","Powerpoint","Word"
  echo Making Directories...
  for /D %%A in ("%BaseDir%\*.*") do (
    for %%B in (%NewDirs%) do (
      md "%%~A\%%~B" >NUL 2>&1 && (
        echo Created: "%%~A\%%~B"
      ) || (
        echo *ERROR*: "%%~A\%%~B"
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Bill Prew earned 1000 total points
ID: 38813957
I think this should handle that change, let me know if you wanted a different count than the number of top level directories where you added these child directories.

@echo off
setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion

set BaseDir=H:\Temp Folder\2013
set NewDirs="Excel","Powerpoint","Word"
set LogFile=log.txt
set Count=0

  echo Making Directories...
  for /D %%A in ("%BaseDir%\*.*") do (
    set /A Count+=1
    md "%%~A\Documents" >NUL 2>&1 && (echo Created: "%%~A\Documents") || (echo *ERROR*: "%%~A\Documents")
    for %%B in (%NewDirs%) do (
      md "%%~A\Documents\%%~B" >NUL 2>&1 && (echo Created: "%%~A\Documents\%%~B") || (echo *ERROR*: "%%~A\Documents\%%~B")
  echo Processed !Count! Directories

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Author Closing Comment

ID: 38813984
Awesome. Thanks. That did it very well.

Once again - much appreciated.
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Expert Comment

by:Bill Prew
ID: 38814001
Happy to help, thanks for the feedback.


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