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Windows 7: Windows Task Scheduler Move File

20 Apr 2015   #1

New York
Windows Task Scheduler Move File


Using windows task scheduler, how do I move a file to a different folder, there is a box Program/Script that can browse a file then there is a box Add arguments, where and how do I add the from and to file path

Thanks much!

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21 Apr 2015   #2

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan

Hi Shloma,

There is a program that comes with Windows called Robocopy. Sounds like the program you need for the task.

The basic syntax for moving files with Robocopy is
robocopy /move source_folder destination_folder files_mask
Example, if you want Task Scheduler to move all files from C:\My\Path that have extension of .txt to C:\My\Destination, the command you should schedule would look like
robocopy /move "C:\My\Path" "C:\My\Destination" "*.txt"
And moving a specific file would look something like,
robocopy /move "C:\My\Path" "C:\My\Destination" "MyFile.txt"
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