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How to extract files from multiple folders into single folder

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Old 16-07-2009
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How to extract files from multiple folders into single folder
  

hello,

In my computer hard-disk, I have no.of folders and within each folder there are files. I need to extract all these files into single folder. If I open each folder and start moving files into that one single folder, it will take a long time to finish and at the same time would be really frustrating. Is there any way that I will be able to highlight all the folders and extract all the files in one go.

Can anybody please suggest me around this ......
Any ideas......

thnx

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Old 16-07-2009
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Re: How to extract files from multiple folders into single folder

Download and Install a tool called XXCOPY in your PC.

Click Here --- http://www.xxcopy.com/index.htm

Use this tool for copying all the files one-by-one and paste them once to a single directory.

For eg :
xxcopy source destination /s /sx
This would copy all files from the source, including subdirectories into a
single directory (destination)
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Re: How to extract files from multiple folders into single folder

hey Ebenezer,

If you wish to extract similar type of files from different folders and directories, you can perform a Search

Say if you want all .jpg files, then do a search for .jpg

After the search is complete...

In Search Results,
- Select all the pictures (Ctrl + A)
- Cut (Ctrl + X)
- Paste (Ctrl + V) into the single folder
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Re: How to extract files from multiple folders into single folder

Thank a lot guys. Those instructions really helped and allowed me to do exactly what I wanted to do.
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Re: How to extract files from multiple folders into single folder

Quote:
If you wish to extract similar type of files from different folders and directories, you can perform a Search

That was genius. It never even occurred to me to use the search. Good job.
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Re: How to extract files from multiple folders into single folder

This is exactly what you are looking for. very handy utility


ExtractAllFiles.zip
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