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Need a script for moving files with a specific format

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I need a script that will scan an entire directory for every file with a .wav extention. Take that file and move it to a new location that I can specific like (C:Temp)

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
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Bill Prew earned 2000 total points
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Do you want to preserve the file structure, or rather place all the files from the various subfolders into a single folder?  Here's a couple of approaches in one BAT file, use the one desired depending on the answer to this question.

@echo off
set BaseDir=c:\source
set DestDir=c:\temp

REM Use these two lines if you want to preserve folder structures
xcopy "%BaseDir%\*.wav" "%DestDir%" /S /I
del /S /Q "%BaseDir%\*.wav"

REM Use this line if you want to "flatten" all files to the dest folder
for /F "tokens=*" %%A in ('dir /S /B /A-D "%BaseDir%\*.wav"') do move "%%~A" "%DestDir%"

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~bp
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by:dowhatyoudo22
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Thats exactly what I am trying to do. Currently the .wav files are scattered across hundreds maybe thousands of different subfolders. I need to grab them all and place them all in one folder. I do however need to keep the filenames in tact as they are descriptive towards the actual .wav file itself.
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by:dowhatyoudo22
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worked perfectly. Thanks!!
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by:Bill Prew
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Great, glad that was helpful, thanks for the feedback.

~bp
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