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Windows 7: One click utility to copy files to a given folder?

3 Weeks Ago   #1
FredTastic

7 home 64 bit
 
 
One click utility to copy files to a given folder?

I have thousands of music files (mp3's, etc) on my Win7 PC, mostly in the form of full albums, each album in its own folder. I want to put together a number of playlists to add to my phone. I'm trying to find a utility which will allow me to browse across these albums/folders, and with ONE CLICK, will copy the clicked file to a preset folder on the PC, which I will then move to the phone & set up a playlist for. I have added the WE right click "copy to folder" reg edit, but each time this is used, you must browse & tell it which folder to copy to, so EACH FILE takes about 5 steps to accomplish the copying. A huge time consumer if you're trying to copy hundreds+ of files. Anyone know of such a utility, or know a quick/minimal step process to accomplish this?


TIA
Fred


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I don't know how to do that but I guess you could do a search in WE for mp3 files and then copy all of them to one folder. Sort them by name. Then use the Cntrl-click method to select the ones you want and then do a copy to the desired folder.
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

I have used the " Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder " published by Brink (thank you very much for fantastic work ) in the Tutorials section.
The destination has always remained as chosen even after shutdown and reboot until manually selected to another choice. I work pretty much with video and pictures using windows explorer menu and moving files/folders is a principal job.
Wife's laptop does the same.
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
jagurdo

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

This is not elegant, but it would work. Create a batch file on your desktop where you can get to the shortcut icon. Enter this text to the file:

xcopy %1 "complete path to music folder"

Save the file as "somename.bat" just make sure it has a "bat" extension.

For example, I have music clips in a folder e:\back\media\sounds\clips, so my batch file would say:

xcopy %1 e:\back\media\sounds\clips

If your path includes spaces you need to double quote the whole path.

Anyway, while you're scrolling through your music albums, if you want to add one to your other folder, just left click and drag the file to the batch file icon on your desktop and it will be copied to that folder. (The %1 tells xcopy to copy the dropped file.)

You'd have to change the batch file for every new folder you wanted to save files to but that's a quick edit.

Not very pretty but it works, you'll see a quick flash of a command prompt window, then it's done.
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
FredTastic

7 home 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll give them a shot!
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2 Days Ago   #6
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Any progress?
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