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Moving .jpg photos in Windows 98

By burtonizer ·
I have a clients PC that has ZILLIONS of .jpg photos scattered throughout their PC including their Temp. Internet folders. Granted, a lot of the photos are not what they want to keep, but when I do a search for *.jpg Windows cramps out saying that it's found it's limit at 10,000 files and there are zillions more. I want to move all the .jpg's on the PC into a Pic's directory on the fly without having to browse through 10's of thousands of pics. I have tried xcopy, but it tells me that it can't perform a cyclic copy.

Does anyone know of a shareware program or a command I could use to move ALL .jpg files into a specific directory........and if there are files named the same, that would prompt for another directory to be created and the files dumped into there?

This is a daunting task, and it's very frustrating to say the least! HELP!!!!

Hopefully you get the jist of what I am trying to do, if not, please ask any questions as I will be checking back often!

THANKS!

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by burtonizer In reply to Moving .jpg photos in Win ...

I am running Windows Back-up excluding everything but .gif .jpg. .bmp and there are over 67,000 files being transferred! Maybe this will do the trick.........

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by Juergen Hartl In reply to Moving .jpg photos in Win ...

Moving 67.000 pics into one directory is BAD idea! Every time you open this folder or click on it in explorer your system will come to a halt for quite some time.
But here is an idea if time is not an issue:
for each drive in your system
dir <drive>*.jpg /s>>jpgs.bat
After that done use a GOOD text editor ( I use TextPad) insert a MOVE in fron of every line and the <drive:\destinationdir> at the end of every line. Then run that batch file.

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by burtonizer In reply to

Thanks for answering this question. I utilized Windows Backup, and it worked beautifully in restoring the picture files to my Pics directory, but also retained their original directory structure.

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