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Move files from all folders into one folder, overwrite

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    Move files from all folders into one folder, overwrite

    I want to automate one process that I do from time to time. I have many folders, sometimes like 90 folders and I want to move them all into a single folder, the filenames are the same so they overwrite. I can overwrite them, in fact, I should, I just want to move all files from many folders into one folder, not doing it manually. Is there a command in CMD that can do that? E.g I have Folder\Subfolder 1... Subfolder 90\ so in 1 folder I have the subfolders then I have RootFolder\ where I want all to be and overwritten, MOVED not copied

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  2. #2

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    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    Just create a script using VB Script.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 46
    Windows 8

    So I have to learn making scripts and go through a tutorial and a whole lot of things for this? Anyway I discovered find file and cutting pasting files from different folders that are found into one folder will merge all into the main folder, no copies...

    Another question to the forums:

    How can I rename multiple folders into the same name and merge them into one, rather than renaming each? I've even used Rename Bulk Utility but it doesn't happen for folders
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  4. #4

    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro

    Robocopy should do all that you need

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Move files from all folders into one folder, overwrite

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