How to copy a file from last subfolder?

November 25, 2010 at 07:25:32
Specs: Windows XP
Hi Guru's

I have a file which after unzipping creates a folder and multiple subfolders under it.
Only the last subfolder in this tree has the data I am looking for.

For copying the file I need, I have to travel all way till last subfolder, copy file, come back and paste in other directory. This is time consuming.

I want to be able to go directly to the last subfolder, copy it and paste it whereever I need.

Below example will clear what I am looking for:

foler/subfolder1/subfolder 2/subfolder n/dataIamLookingFor.txt

How do I go directly yo subfolder n to copy dataIamLookingFor.txt without travelling through all subfolders manually.


Please help


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#1
November 25, 2010 at 07:33:28
Open your archive, navigate to your desired file, drag 'n drop it to your location of choice.

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#2
November 25, 2010 at 08:18:08
copy C:\folder sourcepath\subfolder name1\subfolder 2\subfolder n\dataIamLookingFor.txt c:\detination path\dataIamLookingFor.txt

... the above should be all "one line" copy (into notepad) amend path and name to suit.

... Save as type "All Files" giving it the extension ".bat"

... ie: copyfile.bat

... click the saved file and it should copy the source to destination

(typing those paths etc maybe time consuming)

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#3
November 25, 2010 at 13:53:37
Mavis007,

This too is again time consuming, to modify the paths in the batch file, after unzipping I have to go to subfolders to know their names (when unzipped, each zip file creates folder and subfolders with distinct names ).. and then modify batch file.


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#4
November 25, 2010 at 13:55:51
IMpatient,

I want to avoid doing this since navigating to the file I need is time consuming.
Looking for a program that crawls to the last subfolder, copies the file and pastes in destination folder.


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#5
November 25, 2010 at 14:09:30
... "amarbakshi" you did'nt mention that the paths and file names would always be different, as I would'nt of bothered.

... (Thats right we do get some strange requests here)

... suggest you use a decent unzipping program, I use winrar which I can quickly click through to any (sub folder tree) file to extract to anywhere!


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#6
November 25, 2010 at 14:16:39
In your example above, that is at most 4 clicks. Now, had you been doing this since the time of your 1st post, you could have repeated that, I dunno, hundreds (and thousands) of times... but instead, where are you at now?

Just to be clear, you do this navigating within the archive, then drag 'n drop only that file, to your preferred location.. done! This can be done with archives, *.msi files, ISO files, etc. I could have created, and extracted the "last" file, as described in your post, several times in the time it took me to write this reply (well, OK, I don't type really fast, but still...).

"...navigating to the file I need is time consuming..."... r-i-i-i-ight.


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#7
December 12, 2010 at 22:06:46
Guru,
I want to avoid navigation to the file ( ! ) since somehow I feel it to be time consuming and boring as well. Rather I want to go to the last folder directly somehow. Please remember there can be 30+ subfolders I had to click open (navigate) to go to file I am looking for....Rather its easy for me to directly go to 30th folder and copy...How?

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#8
December 12, 2010 at 22:21:53
... when you do find out how please post the solution here.

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