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I'm going to move my Winamp library from its current location (in various folders inside My Documents) to My Music, but I can't just drag and drop them, as there's thousands of files within My Documents that I don't want moved. I can get the path of every single music file from Winamp, but I don't know any way to move them all.

I'd like some way to maintain their current folder arrangement, and not just dump all the files in a single folder, unorganised.

  • possible duplicate of Intelligent file copy/move software? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Oct 14 '12 at 18:56
  • Assuming the files are all the same type (or not too many different types), you can just go to your Documents folder, search for eg. type:mp3, press Ctrl+A to select all, and drag&drop to the new location. Repeat for each extension. – Indrek Oct 14 '12 at 18:59
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    possible duplicate of superuser.com/questions/112537/… – Michael S. Oct 14 '12 at 18:59
  • Indrek, this flattens the directory structure. He does not want this. – Michael S. Oct 14 '12 at 19:00
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    @gentlesea Ah, good point, didn't think of that. BTW, when replying to someone's comment, you can prepend @ to their username, this way they'll be notified of your response. See superuser.com/editing-help#comment-reply – Indrek Oct 14 '12 at 19:15
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robocopy C:\source C:\destination /S /MOV *.mp3

Usage:

Usage :: ROBOCOPY source destination [file [file]...] [options]

source :: Source Directory (drive:\path or \\server\share\path).
destination :: Destination Dir  (drive:\path or \\server\share\path).
file :: File(s) to copy  (names/wildcards: default is "*.*").

::
:: Copy options :
::

/S :: copy Subdirectories, but not empty ones.

/MOV :: MOVe files (delete from source after copying).
  • Yeah, that looks like it'll do it. Much easier than the file paths thing. – user165253 Oct 14 '12 at 19:16
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Copy the entire my documents folder to a new folder. Then, do a windows find/search in the new folder for *.mp3, sort the results by filetype, then delete non-mp3s.

This will leave you with some useless empty folders, (previously containing office documents without mp3s) which I guess you can purge manually or via some app that deletes empty folders.

A rudimentary solution.

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