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I have a spreadsheet with about 500 rows.  I would like a directory to be a created from each row.  Under each directory, I would like the same 5 subfolders to be created.  An example of the first couple rows of the spreadsheet would be:

dir1, sub1, sub2, sub3, sub4
dir2, sub1, sub2, sub3, sub4
dir3, sub1, sub2, sub3, sub4

Is there a batch file or script to automate this task?

Thanks!
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Rainer Jeschor earned 2000 total points
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Hi,

this will read a CSV assuming there is a header line where the initial directory column is named "Directory"  (the dir1,.. in your sample), checks if the folder does not exist and then creates five subdirectories:

$importFile = "F:\EE\EETestDirectory.csv"
$csvContent = Import-Csv $importFile
$baseDirectory = "F:\EE\TestOut\"
foreach($line in $csvContent) {
    $currentFolder = $baseDirectory + $line.Directory
    if (!(Test-Path $currentFolder)) {
        New-Item $currentFolder -type directory
        for ($i = 1;$i -le 5;$i++) {
            New-Item "$currentFolder\sub$i" -type directory
        }
    }
}
Write-Host "Done"

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Attached sample CSV as well.

HTH
Rainer
EETestDirectory.csv
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