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    Software to copy files by extension

    I have a task coming up where I need to seperate all video files from our shared area. Basically we have an area with a folder for each department in the school that they keep resources in but it's getting out of control, I'd like to have this area just for important docs that I can backup easily and all the images and video on another server/area.

    I'd like some software that can mirror the folder structure of the source folder then move files with a certain extension, anyone know of some software that will do this?

    Cheers.

    EDIT: I wonder if robocopy might do this.

    Just come accross this util, i'll see if it's any use.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m...spotlight.aspx
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    I'd use Robocopy myself...

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    I'll take a look, haven't used it for a while. Does it offer this function?

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    Why not search for all files with this extension, then select all and copy to wherever it needs to go. Repeat the process for each different format/extension.

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    @ Michael - that could be what I end up doing it's just there are alot of files so it will take a while.


    Cheers.

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    Karens replicator should also do this.

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    robocopy has a seperate user interface

    Utility Spotlight: Robocopy GUI

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