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1189.Batch file rename -- How to merge files in all folders into one folder?

User: vlad -- 2014-03-29          << 1188  1190 >>
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How to merge files in all folders into one folder?

I would like to merge all the folders into one folder. Each folder has about 10 notepad documents and I want to merge all of them under one folder. I have about 500 folders. Thanks.
Input Sample:
a\file1.txt
a\file2.txt
b\file3.txt
b\file4.txt
Output Sample:
c\file1.txt
c\file2.txt
c\file3.txt
c\filr4.txt
Answer:
Hint: You need to Download and install "Replace Pioneer" on windows platform to finish following steps.
1. open "Tools->Batch Runner" menu
2. assume all folders are under same parent folder
click "search files" button:
* set "filename filter" entry
* set "search directory" to parent folder
* check "search subdirectory" option.
* click "Search", all files under sub-folder will be listed
* close "search files" window
3. set "Change output folder" to the target folder, such as

4. click "rename", files will be moved to new folder, click "copy/download" files will be copied to new folder.

Note: there may be some duplicated files in different folder, you can set output filename entry to:

Then the filename will be preceded by a folder name to avoid duplicate.

Screenshot 1:  Batch_Runner_Window


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