Batch move files to different subfolders

Discussion, questions and support.
Post Reply
Message
Author
arthuro27
Posts: 2
Joined: 16.08.2018, 08:50

Batch move files to different subfolders

#1 Post by arthuro27 » 16.08.2018, 08:55

Hi everyone,

Is it possible to batch move files to different subfolders ?

For example, say I have the following files :

.../Photos/2017 01 01/photo001.jpg
.../Photos/2017 01 01/photo002.jpg
.../Photos/2017 01 01/photo003.jpg
.../Photos/2017 01 01/photo004.jpg
.../Photos/2017 01 01/photo005.jpg
.../Photos/2017 01 01/photo006.jpg
.../Photos/2017 02 01/photo001.jpg
.../Photos/2017 02 01/photo002.jpg
.../Photos/2017 02 01/photo003.jpg
.../Photos/2017 02 01/photo004.jpg
.../Photos/2017 02 01/photo005.jpg
.../Photos/2017 02 01/photo006.jpg

and that I want to move the first 6 to a subfolder called "2017 01" and the last 6 to "2017 02" (basically, move file X to the subfolder called the first 7 letters of the name of file X).

Is this possible ?

I thought it might work using multi-rename, by renaming to "[n,0,7]/[n]" but that actually does not work - multi-rename doesn't allow slashes in the names...

Thanks in advance !

Arthur

ikke
Posts: 3
Joined: 07.09.2018, 14:03

Re: Batch move files to different subfolders

#2 Post by ikke » 07.09.2018, 23:31

BAsed on this example, the only thing you would have to do is to rename 2 folders:

- Rename \Photos\2017 01 01\ to: \Photos\2017 01\
- Rename \Photos\2017 02 01\ to: \Photos\2017 02\

That can be done manually or with the Multi rename tool:
  • Go to the Photos folder
  • Select both the 2017 xx 01 folders
  • Start multirename tool
  • Set Filename to [n7] (=first 7 characters of the fodlername)
  • Rename and done ..
But I suspect there is a little more to this ...

arthuro27
Posts: 2
Joined: 16.08.2018, 08:50

Re: Batch move files to different subfolders

#3 Post by arthuro27 » 08.09.2018, 03:00

Thanns for your reply.

Yes sorry, there is more to it, my example is not well specified. What I meant is that I have the following files all in .../Photos :

.../Photos/2017 01 01 photo001.jpg
.../Photos/2017 01 01 photo002.jpg
.../Photos/2017 01 01 photo003.jpg
.../Photos/2017 01 01 photo004.jpg
.../Photos/2017 01 01 photo005.jpg
.../Photos/2017 01 01 photo006.jpg
.../Photos/2017 02 01 photo001.jpg
.../Photos/2017 02 01 photo002.jpg
.../Photos/2017 02 01 photo003.jpg
.../Photos/2017 02 01 photo004.jpg
.../Photos/2017 02 01 photo005.jpg
.../Photos/2017 02 01 photo006.jpg

And I would like them to be automatically sorted into subfolders by month.

Any way to do THIS ?

Thanks,

ikke
Posts: 3
Joined: 07.09.2018, 14:03

Re: Batch move files to different subfolders

#4 Post by ikke » 08.09.2018, 10:32

Ah, now things are more clear :)

In that case, you were on the right track; try it with:

Code: Select all

[N1-7]\[N]
Main difference: you were using a "/" instead of a "\". Don't mix those up!

(Or maybe you like this one better?)

Code: Select all

[N1-7]\[N11-]
(Sorry; it seems I'm not allowed to upload screenshots here ...)

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests