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    ranjb
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    #145216

    Hi

    I have a folder which has lots of IT ebooks in a range of pdf, doc, chm files (approx 1000) and I just want to sort all the files and move them into a particular folder so it easier for me to find what I am looking for.

    For example I may have about 40 different ebooks on SQL but they all wont be under the S section they will be all over the place with various different files names but will have SQL somewhere in there. I need a tool to be able to look in a folder, I then input a keyword such as ‘sql’ and then it looks through the whole directory and marks/identifies which files have SQL in the filename. I can then select these and move these into a folder called SQL etc etc.

    I have looked to see if windows explorer could do this or even dos but am struggling to find a solution.

    I am using Windows 7.

    Any help would be most appreciated.

    Thanks

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    beedubya
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    Re: move multiple files with a keyword into one folder.

    The Search Documents field in the top right of the Explorer window gives the facility to search for any string in a file name.

    I search whole shares on my server this way – a great facility.

    HTH

    Bryan

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    Silver23
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    #292231

    Re: move multiple files with a keyword into one folder.

    dir /s *keyword*
    copy *keyword*

    Hm … doesnt seem hard or am I forgetting something ?

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