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Create folders w/ date

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Hi guys,

Another newbie in the forums looking for some help with a script.

basically what I would like to do is create a script that will copy a folder

to another location and then rename the copied folder with the current date.

this will be done daily.

I have been able to copy the folder using:

DirCopy("D:\Test", "C:\Test\", 0)

however i am unsure how to rename the folder to current date.

i tried:

DirCopy("D:\Test", "C:\Test\_NowDate", 0)

but that just names the folder to _NowDate

Would really appreciate your input

thx

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

You can set the date and time to a variable and then replace the _NowDate

with the variable or just replace _NowDate with whatever parameters you want.

The date is unquoted by the way.

"C:\Test\" &@mon&@mday&@year

$TimeStamp = "\"&@mon&@mday&@year&@hour&@min&@sec

Hopefully that helps.

Cheers-

Edited by AutoitNew94

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Hi guys,

Another newbie in the forums looking for some help with a script.

basically what I would like to do is create a script that will copy a folder

to another location and then rename the copied folder with the current date.

this will be done daily.

I have been able to copy the folder using:

DirCopy("D:\Test", "C:\Test\", 0)

however i am unsure how to rename the folder to current date.

i tried:

DirCopy("D:\Test", "C:\Test\_NowDate", 0)

but that just names the folder to _NowDate

Would really appreciate your input

thx

you can try something like

#include <Date.au3>

DirCopy("D:\Test", "C:\" & StringReplace(_NowDate(), "/", "-"), 0)

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

wow you guys are quick:)

appreciate the help - AutoitNew94 & smartee

I will give it a try.

seems as though there are multiple ways of doing the same thing huh? I'm really new at autoit

this is my first time actually trying to create a script instead of just recording mouse movements.

I came up with this and it seems to work:

used the DirMove instead of DirCopy?

DirMove("D:\Test\", "C:\Test\" & @YEAR & "-" & @MON & "-" & @MDAY)

Edited by augustspies

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hey AutoitNew94,smartee or anyone else

I was wondering if I could get your help with something else.

I have a folder for example that has other folders in it:

D:\Test\

-folder 1

-folder 2

-folder 3

-etc

I would like to move 1 folder every day into:

C:\Test\

how could I set this up?

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