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Flatten Folder Hierarchy?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64

    Flatten Folder Hierarchy?


    Not sure if everyone uses the same meaning of that term, but I can't find anything relevant to my interpretation of it.

    Back in the good old days of DOS there was a nice little app called PCTools which had a feature that enabled moving the content of sub-folders up through the folder hierarchy so you could in effect move everything up to the root folder.

    Short of manually cutting and pasting is there any tool or method that can provide that function in Windows?

    I've tried the FOR command but with no success.

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jim,

    If you like, you could use the "Move to Folder" context menu option added from the tutorial below to do so.

    Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Jim,

    If you like, you could use the "Move to Folder" context menu option added from the tutorial below to do so.

    Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

    Thanks Shawn.

    That should save me a few clicks.

    I must confess I hadn't noticed those options before.
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    Posts : 22,583
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.
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