Below problem exists on Windows 2003 server.
See attached for folder structure. At some point after about 9/1/2013, folder "Client Data" was inadvertantly copied, and made a subfolder of "Client Data". From the time of the inadvertant copy to about a week ago, numerous scanned PDF's and "other" files (excel, word, etc) have been incorrectly put into the incorrect folders. In addition, there were two users that "CORRECTLY" saved documents. It should work: Each file for a client should be stored in the correct year for each client.... and client ONLY exists under the root "Client Data" folder.
Now, I have files that exist in the sub/sub folder of a client that are not in the correct location. I also have files that have been saved to the "CORRECT" locations after 9/1/2013. In addition, files prior to approx 9/1/2013 are duplicated in both places!
The illustration is minimalist.... We have approx 1500 clients, and each client will have approx 50-100 files each year. We have identified specific instances of files in the wrong locations; however, it would be almost impossible to manually identify, and move files individually.
Question: What is the most efficent way to move these files from the incorrect to correct folder.... I CANNOT just overwrite a folder off the root of "Client Data", as newer info can also be located in the correct place...
You will need to open the PDF attachment to have a clear understanding of my poor attempt to describe the problem.