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#1 poiu2010

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 11:00 AM

is there anyway to merge about 2000 folder in 1 folder !
i rly need it ASAP !
and thanks :)


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 11:50 AM

My guess is that the ROBOCOPY command will fill the bill with the appropriate switches and wildcards.

 

Do a web search as it's not possible to give any sort of short synopsis that's useful here, and the command is well documented with many tutorials and examples.  I've written about it on BC in the past for this sort of thing.


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 11:53 AM

You need to first copy or move all 2000 folders into one folder. This will be your root folder. Create another empty folder for the merged contents. This will be your destination folder. The utility will take the contents of the 2000 folders and merge then into the folder you created.

 

I have not used this software and supposedly it will rename duplicate files so that is something you may want to consider. It may not work on Windows 10. You can also filter by file extension.

 

http://2xdsoft.de.tl/FolderMerger.htm

 

 



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Posted 04 April 2017 - 11:57 AM

You need to first copy or move all 2000 folders into one folder. This will be your root folder. Create another empty folder for the merged contents. This will be your destination folder. The utility will take the contents of the 2000 folders and merge then into the folder you created.

 

I have not used this software and supposedly it will rename duplicate files so that is something you may want to consider. It may not work on Windows 10. You can also filter by file extension.

 

http://2xdsoft.de.tl/FolderMerger.htm

 

 

okay i will try it and i will tell u the result..


My guess is that the ROBOCOPY command will fill the bill with the appropriate switches and wildcards.

 

Do a web search as it's not possible to give any sort of short synopsis that's useful here, and the command is well documented with many tutorials and examples.  I've written about it on BC in the past for this sort of thing.

 

any links for help !



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Posted 04 April 2017 - 12:04 PM

How the hell are modern OSs usually over 1 Gygabyte big in size, yet fail to have something as usual as this operation implemented in them!? What are programmers doing all this time, developing emojis or what? Jesus! :lmao:

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 05:18 PM

How the hell are modern OSs usually over 1 Gygabyte big in size, yet fail to have something as usual as this operation implemented in them!? 

 

I would say that the reverse, splitting thousands of files that were thrown without much thought into a single folder into a logical folder structure is a far more common need.  That being said, others have needed to do what's been asked about.

 

I don't know what's so difficult for some about doing a web search when directed to do so, but see, https://duckduckgo.com/?q=robocopy+examples&t=ha&atb=v33-7__&ia=web, for more examples than you can ever read through.

 

This particular article, https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8690245/robocopy-copy-folders-content-to-a-single-folder, covers using scripts in regular command prompt plus alternate methods in Power Shell for doing what was originally asked about.


Edited by britechguy, 04 April 2017 - 05:19 PM.

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 05:50 AM

I see.
BTW, I love that pretty much everybody has agreed to using Google search engine and you are in the fewer than 1% people who use DuckDuckGo!

Edited by Just_One_Question, 05 April 2017 - 05:55 AM.





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