Extract files from specific sub-folders

May 22, 2011 at 18:30:41
Specs: Windows XP
I have about 50 folders, within each of these is 10 sub-folders, these 10 sub-folders are then divided into a further 3 folders.

Now what I need to do is extract the following into one folder:
- for each of the 50 folders, I only need 3 specific folders out of the 10 sub-folders
- within those 3 folders I've chosen, I need only 1 out of the 3 sub-folders
- then extract all the files in this final sub-folder

This is definitely not a task I can do manually, as it will take forever. However, I can't just extract all files since I'm looking for specific folders.

Is there some type of program I can write to specify which folders to extract from? I'm also relatively new at computer coding in general, so the simplest solution would be appreciated.

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May 23, 2011 at 01:43:35
Probably. If you define which files & folders.

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May 23, 2011 at 05:02:44
Ok, I've managed to use xxcopy to extract all the files to one folder, while also renaming them by appending the folder they came from onto the original file names.

Then I can filter out the ones I don't need by using "search" and specifying the appropriate criteria.

Although it takes a while to copy the large amount of files (since I can't specify the exact folders I had wanted), it is definitely better and less time-consuming than doing it manually because I can just set the program running by itself.

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