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    Default Batch file moving based on order!

    Here is a scenario. I have a folder of 5000 bmp (or dxf or jpg or etc.) files names b0001.bmp (dxf etc.) to b5000.bmp. Is there a way to select every second file or every 3rd (or 4th and so on) file and move it to different folder. Anyone knows a progie that does it.

    Thanx.
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    Cool

    You could write a custom script to do this, but it would be messy. A bit of googling suggests that this software with a script similar to this one might help. Take a look and see if it's what you're after.

    Another option might be Directory Opus. It supports regular expressions as part of it's advanced file renaming abilities. So you could re-name the files you want to move so that they include some unique string ("move_file", or something), and then select based on the presence of that string to do the move...

    Adam

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    It's quite simple with a batch file.
    I do not have time at the moment to write a test a quick script but something along the lines of:
    Code:
    for /L %%a in (1,2,5000) do copy ...you get the idea...
    This will loop through adding two to the counter until it reaches 5000. If you want every 3rd file to move change the 2. Then pass this into a variable for the file name.

    If you can bear with me a few days, I'll try and find time to sort something if you get really stuck. But at least that's a start in the right direction.

    Dan


    P.S. You're TraceIT videos were very helpful. I guess this is for something along the same lines?
    So I owe you this script will get it done in a few day for you.
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    Duuuuuhhhh... I feel very stupid now. I embarrassed myself publicly.

    @echo off
    del *1.*
    del *3.*
    del *5.*
    del *7.*
    del *9.*
    @echo on

    @echo off
    move *1.* z:\part2
    move *3.* z:\part2
    move *5.* z:\part2
    move *7.* z:\part2
    move *9.* z:\part2
    @echo on
    Last edited by Dr Laser; 03-15-2010 at 12:52.
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    Ah! Brill - nice and simple
    I like that better than the loop.

    Glad you got it sorted...
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    Ok thanks guys, much appreciated.
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