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    how do i do it ...

    iv made a folder in my desktop
    named it a1
    i need to be able to copy and paste that folder hundreds of times
    but when i paste the folder again i want it to be named
    a2, a3, a4, a4 etc etc
    is there any way of doing this
    thank you

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    I don't think there is a way to do it the way you want it to be done. In a funny way there is and it works great if you want to rename every family photo with a general tagging convention.

    The way I do it is to highlight every folder - in my case it's photos - and right-click over the very first folder to rename it. Give it the name 'A1' and you'll see every folder being renamed in this fashion: A1, A1 (2), A1 (3), A1 (4), A1 (5) etc. I know it's not what you wanted but it's sort of half-way of getting there.

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    i tried that it works in the fashion of its like 1 2 3 4 5 but i need it to literally be a1 a2 a3 i think il just have to check but thanks a lot

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    Is there any contents that you need to copy as well or is it just a folder?

    If nothing in the folder then you should be able to script it with:

    md A1
    md A2 etc

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    If this is a one time thing use excel to generate you a nice long list of

    xcopy a1 a2 /E /I
    xcopy a1 a3 /E /I

    etc
    My batch loop knowledge is poor.

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    How about this vbs script (copy to txt file, modify file locations, modify 'Do Until x = ' to however many folders you want (+ 1 extra), rename file to copy.vbs, then just double click it)

    Code:
    Const OverWriteFiles = TRUE
    Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    
    x=2
    Do Until x = 101
    objFSO.CopyFolder "C:\a1" , "C:\a" & x , OverWriteFiles
    x = x+1
    loop
    Last edited by HilcrRWise; 19th August 2010 at 04:17 PM.

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