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Need a script file to create a new folder and move contents from old location

Posted on 2014-01-21
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I have a few thousand folders with .pdf and .mov files in them. Some of the folders only have one file or the other as well.   I need to move the .mov files to a network share but I need the same folder name that the file is in now, to be created on the network share, and then the .mov files to be moved into that folder.   I need the old folder to stay if it has a .pdf(s) in it, but be deleted it if only had .mov files in it and is now empty.  These .mov files are not movies but medical documentation.  :)
Thanks for any guidance.
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Dennis Aries earned 500 total points
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How about simply using xcopy?

To copy all files recursively excluding pdf-files:
xcopy <source> <destination> /EXCLUDE:.pdf /S /I  

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Delete all .mov-files recursively
del /S *.mov

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Delete all empty directories:
Create a bat-file with the following line:
for /f "usebackq" %%d in (`"dir /ad/b/s | sort /R"`) do rd "%%d"

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this will remove all empty directories recursively (taken from MSDN)
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by:Bill Prew
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Is there just one level of folders, or are there folders withing the folders?

~bp
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This worked great.   One thing is in the /EXCLUSION:.pdf needs to be /EXCLUSION:file.txt where file.txt is just a text file that has the exclusion files one per line like .pdf .txt ,etc.  Worked great though!  Thanks for your help!
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