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Move folder to another folder

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I'm trying to create a script to move a folder to another folder. The folder is within the users start menu folder.

For example trying to move C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsAdobe to C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsCommon Programs folder in the start menu.

FileMove doesn't move the whole folder just the contents which is not what I want. DirCopy won't move the folder to the new location either. Am I overlooking the correct operation somewhere to do this?

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Are you running the script with admin privileges? The Program Data folder is a protected folder and you have to be running the script with the correct credentials to be able to manipulate it.


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The script is running with admin privileges. The problem that I'm running into though is moving the entire folder over and not just the files within the folder. FileMove will move over all the files but not the folder which is what i'm wanting to do.

This works for moving over just the files:

FileMove ( "C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsAdobe", "C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsCommon Software")

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I guess the best option would be to have it create a new folder in common software then move over the files and delete the old folder

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You may have to do a bit of a work-around to get the effect you want.

First do a DirCreate to make the directory you want to move to,

then you can FileMove all your files over to the new folder

Finally, DirRemove the old folder


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Does this not work?

FileMove ( "C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsAdobe", "C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsCommon SoftwareAdobe", 8)

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I used :

DirCreate ( "C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsCommon SoftwareAdobe")

FileMove ( "C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsAdobe", "C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsCommon SoftwareAdobe")

DirRemove ( "C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsAdobe")

That worked for what I wanted it to do. Thanks Guys

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