How to copy all files from subfolders into one folder?

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How to copy all files from subfolders into one folder?

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Is it possible to copy all files from subfolders into ONE folder. I commonly copy photos from a memory card. The camera automatically creates folder with 100 pictures in each folder. I want to copy all these into a 'photos' folder on my hard drive. I can do it by doing a search for *.jpg and then copy the search results, but am wondering if there is a more elegant way, that also allows to me to use 'Move' instead of cut or copy + paste.

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Re: How to copy all files from subfolders into one folder?

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Anonymous wrote:[...]I can do it by doing a search for *.jpg and then copy the search results
That's exactly the way I do it right now. Works good enough for me :?
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Post by konelupy »

When I copy from memory card I use copy. When I use move and I have some problem like bad battery or power ... I can lost data.
The same way I use on floppy disc :-)
I mean this is no problem in SW. When You moving data then after moving each file SW must write on medium ! and this may be problem.
What You mean on this problem ?

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Re: How to copy all files from subfolders into one folder?

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Anonymous wrote:Is it possible to copy all files from subfolders into ONE folder.
This is an example where a "branch" (or "flat" or "recursive") view of the files in a folder tree would be useful.

One would select a folder (or drive), choose "flat" view, and see all subordinate files and folders "flattened" into the panel. Good for visually identifying duplicates, etc., or one could "select all" and copy/move to the other panel.

This feature is available in several SC competitors.
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Post by Jan Rysavy »

For the MOVE operation it is also possible to use the Plugins > Renamer > Batch Rename command.

Options > Rename Relative Path must be turned on.

Image

Optional: you can specify "$(Counter).JPG" instead of "$(OriginalName)" in the New name field. And much much more...

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Post by AbteriX »

I do this with DOS.

But what's about an improvement of the F5-Copy-Dialog
to exclude folders like:

Copy 13 directories to
C:\Temp\*.*
[ ] ...
[ ] ...
[ ] ...
[ ] ...
[x] Files named: [ *.jpg | exclude folders ]

??? :?


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And BTW, the hint to copy folders only should be
in the 'masks hints' dialog , too
i have forgotten him allready :(
[ |*.* ] ???
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