troubleshooting Question

Inventory and File Copy Files

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Hello,

I need to identify certain files by extension on workstations connected to the network. After I identify those files, I want to copy them to a central share. I am trying to find an easy way to do this, and perhaps find affordable software that will help me do this more easily. Currently, I am thinking about using a file search utility to inventory each machine through a UNC path and the provide the results to a CSV file. I can import those results into a database, and then query the extensions I am looking for. Then, export the results of a modified query to create the files I want to copy to a specified location. I can do this, but I hope there is an easier and more affordable way through a file inventory and copy utility.

If you have done something like this before then I ask for your feedback specifically. What tool did you use and how did you use it? Did you do what I did or was there a better way?

Thanks.
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