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July 17, 2011 at 04:15:56
Specs: Windows 7
I have a bunch of files in various folders on my HDD. I would like to strip away that folder structure and be left with just the files. I have robocopy gui on my computer, but am unsure if it's capable of doing this task quickly and easily. any ideas?

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July 17, 2011 at 08:22:52
Folder info for programs are kept in the registry. Moving files may make programs not run at all. Folders are also a means to group related files to help you know what programs they are used with.

To get rid of the folder structure, just move all files to the root directory. Again, this may make programs or possibly even your computer unable to run. Also there is a limit to how many files you can have in the root. I wouldn't do it.


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July 17, 2011 at 09:38:59
I should clarify: The files are all JPG files arranged in various named folders in the Pictures library. I need all the files in one directory so that they will work with my digital picture frame once I copy them over to a flash drive. So, I am not going to be doing this with program files, just picture files.

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July 17, 2011 at 17:20:14
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Make one "storage" folder on the drive. Right click the jpegs you want to move and drag them to the "storage" folder. When you have moved all the pictures you can delete the now empty folders. To have two folders open at the same time simply click and hold the top of the window and drag them to the left and right of the screen. Both folders will now be accessible and you can drag to your hearts content.

Come back if you have difficulty.

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July 26, 2011 at 21:03:01
I used fileboss from the utility factory. It has a "flatten" folders option that works quite well.

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