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Windows 7: Is it possible to copy documents to multiple folders?

21 Dec 2015   #1
Xcelerator

Windows 7
 
 
Is it possible to copy documents to multiple folders?

I need to assign different sets of documents to different sets of folders. Even if I highlight the folders I want to assign the documents to by holding shift or ctrl keys I can only paste to the folder my cursor is hovering over.

This will take several hours each week to do so any help is greatly appreciated!


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21 Dec 2015   #2
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

Is it possible to copy multiple files from one folder in one go and paste them in different folders individually?

There are a couple options in this read. Most anything is possible using a batch file.
Good luck.
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21 Dec 2015   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Baddog22556 View Post
Is it possible to copy multiple files from one folder in one go and paste them in different folders individually?
There are a couple options in this read. Most anything is possible using a batch file.
Good luck.
Correct, a batchfile can be made that will take care of most needs.
However, not knowing how often new files are added, how often new folders are added, the batchfile will need constant updating. Xcelerator or BadDog: have you worked with batchfiles before? If not, you're in for a bit of a learning curve.
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21 Dec 2015   #4
Xcelerator

Windows 7
 
 

Correct, a batchfile can be made that will take care of most needs.
However, not knowing how often new files are added, how often new folders are added, the batchfile will need constant updating. Xcelerator or BadDog: have you worked with batchfiles before? If not, you're in for a bit of a learning curve.[/QUOTE]

No, unfortunately I have not worked with batchfiles before but they sound promising. Can you recommend a good program?
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21 Dec 2015   #5
Xcelerator

Windows 7
 
 

Also, like you referred to Roland, I will definitely be adding new files regularly. The folders will stay pretty much the same though.

Do you think I destined to copy and paste files to hundreds of folders or do you think batchfiles could help?
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21 Dec 2015   #6
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

I wrote batch files a long time and have some running at startup now. The .bat file can be run at
any time. It can be edited in a dos windows box to meet a changing need. If there are too many
variables that have to be changed frequently then a more robust programming may be needed that
involves more than a simple batch file can handle.
A simple batch I wrote changes the attributes of all .dat files and then deletes them. I incorporate
that in my startup when I feel the need. .dat files can not be completely erased while in Windows.
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