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Copy only the files from parent folder and subfolder

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Scenario: I have a scans folder on my server, When i scan from my multifunction scanner to my "scans" folder on the server it makes a bunch of random subfolders under the "scans" directory that contain the scanned images .jpg. 

Ideally i need only the .jpg files on the root of the "scans" folder and not all of the subfolders. Is there a way i can copy only the files(.jpg) of all subfolders (subfolders have random names such as "image-0023445845") back to the root of the "scans" directory and remove the subfolders that were created?

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Use _FileListToArrayRec  with $FLTAR_FILES  for the 3. Param ($iReturn). After copying each file (filecopy) of the returned array you can remove the subfolder's using _FileListToArrayRec a 2. time and remove from the 2. item to the end of the array.

Edited by AutoBert

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Try this code:

#include <FileConstants.au3>
#include <Array.au3>
#include <File.au3>

;$rootdir = "F:\scans"
$rootdir = "F:\Software"
$simplist = _FileListToArray($rootdir, "*.jpg",$FLTA_FILES,True)
For $i = 1 To $simplist[0]
FileMove ($simplist[$i],$rootdir &"\image-" &$i &".jpg")
Next
$full = _FileListToArrayRec($rootdir,"*.jpg" ,$FLTAR_FILES , $FLTAR_RECUR,$FLTAR_NOSORT,$FLTAR_FULLPATH)
For $i = 1 To $full[0]
FileCopy ($full[$i],$rootdir &"\image-" &$i + $simplist[0] &".jpg")
Next
$folders = _FileListToArrayRec ($rootdir,"*", $FLTAR_FOLDERS , $FLTAR_RECUR ,$FLTAR_NOSORT ,$FLTAR_FULLPATH)
For $i = 1 To $folders[0]
If Not StringCompare($folders[$i],$rootdir) = 0 Then FileDelete($folders[$i])
Next

If that doesnt suite your needs feel free to ask

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Surya, I changed $rootdir to the correct path, when i try to run i get an error.

 

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Tech63,

What version of AutoIt are you running?

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3.3.8.1

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Tech63,

You need to upgrade - the recursive file search function was only added in 3.3.10.0.

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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Thanks! upgraded and ran the script. The files move to the root folder correctly, but the empty folders still exist.

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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

run this :

#include <file.au3>
#include <FileConstants.au3>

$rootdir = "F:\Software\" ;You have to add "\" after the directory i forgot that before

$folders = _FileListToArrayRec ($rootdir,"*", $FLTAR_FOLDERS , $FLTAR_RECUR ,$FLTAR_NOSORT ,$FLTAR_FULLPATH)
For $i = 1 To $folders[0]
If Not StringCompare($folders[$i],$rootdir) = 0 Then DirRemove($folders[$i])
Next

If you need more help feel free to ask

Edited by Surya

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Tech63,

Hardly surprising - you need DirRemove to delete folders, not FileDelete. Try replacing the last loop with this (not tested):

$folders = _FileListToArrayRec ($rootdir, "*", $FLTAR_FOLDERS, $FLTAR_RECUR, $FLTAR_SORT, $FLTAR_FULLPATH)
For $i = $folders[0] To 1 Step -1
    DirRemove($folders[$i])
Next

That should work unless the folders still contain files, in which case you will need to set the additional parameter as explained in the Help file.

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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Thanks for the code! This is now working as needed! You guys saved me tons of time. Can't thank you enough! 

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Tech63,

Glad we could help.

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Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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