Program to extract only certain file types of a HDD?

I have a HDD here with over 500GB of data.

All data is accessible but I need to extract only 3 types of data file

When I use the Windows search facility and then try to copy and paste over to separate folders. The PC freezes. (BTW. the HDD is heatlhy)

I think "copy and paste" is a little too lite for this task and need something a little more heavy duty.

Any ideas of a third-party application that I could use for this?
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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
in a CMD prompt...
robocopy c:\sourcefolder c:\targetfolder "*.doc" "*.jpg" "*.avi" /s

Open in new window

Note: This will create the same folders that files are found in. e.g. files in c:\sourcefolder\folder1 will copy to c:\targetfolder\folder1
furunoAuthor Commented:
Thanks NVIT for the suggestion.

I am really looking for a file transfer app with a GUI.

Me no like command line :)
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
Try FileSeek. They have a free version
My example shows a search for *.txt and *.pdf. Note how in the search results, my 2 selected .txt files reside in different folders.

Here, you can right-click and pick Copy Selected Files.

Then go to your target folder and paste them.

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furunoAuthor Commented:
ok thanks NVIT. Looks perfect.

I am just about to leave here so will report back tomorrow.
are you sure you want all jpg?  many programs come with jpg files, and you will copy these also
furunoAuthor Commented:
ok Fileseek is getting the exact same problem...namely when I select all the .JPGs and select
"copy selected files" the computer just freezes. The PC is an i5 and has 8GB of RAM on board and disk is healthy.
Any other solutions?

nobus, I know that .jpgs are associated with loads of other files as well. Can you suggest a way of filtering out .jpgs under a certain size?
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
Try turning off antivirus / security software temporarily.

Also try searching and copying one pattern at a time. First *.doc. Then *.avi. Etc...
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
Fileseek can filter based on file size.
See the tab?
furunoAuthor Commented:
NVIT, ok after a 10 minute freeze - Fileseek is now copying!

Thanks all your help.
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
Thanks for the update. Glad it worked.
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