python script - move files

Hello Experts:

I am looking for python script to move files from folder1 to folder2... But I only want to move 500K files from folder1 at one time.

In folder1 I have 4million files...

Please assist
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aikimarkCommented:
What operating system?
Is there some scheme for the file names to be moved?
How much delay between file copy operations?
Are there any other criteria for moving, such as file size or modified date?
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CalmSoulAuthor Commented:
I am using windows 7
We are moving files...
No delay requirement
Move latest files first
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aikimarkCommented:
Why not just use Robocopy with the /MINLAD and /MAXLAD (or /MINAGE and /MAXAGE flags)?
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CalmSoulAuthor Commented:
can you share robocopy command ? I can try
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aikimarkCommented:
if you type Robocopy /? at the command prompt, you will see the help text for the command.  You can test the run by having it just list what it would do.
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