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Looking for low-cost DOS/Windows shareware batch move files by wildcard

By alex20850 ·
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I am looking software for personal use under DOS or Windows 10 to move files to folders based on wildcards and batch files or lists or from a command line.
An example, if the utility was MV. The destination folders are to be created.
MV *.xls* New_XLS
MV *.pdf New_PDF
MV *.sql New_SQL
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Why would we need any additional software here?

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Looking for low-cost DOS/ ...

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/move shows the current move command which you can write a batch file or type in the command line.

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"Move" Recommended, But Only Moves from *Named* Directories

by alex20850 In reply to Why would we need any add ...

I am looking for a utility to look in each directory not just named ones.

To move all files with the .xls extension from the \Data directory to the \Second_Q\Reports directory, type:

move \data\*.xls \second_q\reports\

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An example.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to "Move" Recommended, But O ...

Skip to "Move or Copy Files in Subfolders to a Single Folder"
at https://www.winhelponline.com/blog/move-copy-files-multiple-sub-folders-single-folder/

Change the * to *.Extension you want to move in line 2.

Why would we need an app for this?

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"Move" Recommended, But Only Moves from *Named* Directories

by alex20850 In reply to An example.

Thanks. How do I close the post?

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