Merge many folders

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  1. Tomaz macrumors 6502

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    Switzerland
    #1
    I'd like to merge several folders into one. Like this:
    This is what I have:
    folder 1: files 1-15
    folder 2: files 15-25
    folder 3: files 26-28
    folder 4: files 29-40

    This is what I want: folder 5: files 1-40

    I have much more than 4 folders to merge, thats why an automatic solution would be great. I haven't found a programm yet that can do that. Anyone any ideas?
    The next question then of course would be what to do if some of the filenames in different folders are the same...
     
  2. volfreak macrumors member

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    Knoxville, TN
    #2
    Easiest way that I can think of

    Open a Finder Window
    Set view to be List view
    Create Folder 5
    Expand all four folders in the one view so you can see all contents
    Select all 40 files
    Move to Folder 5
     
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    Apr 3, 2003
    #3
    i assume notations are a bit different, but you can use the terminal and wildcards...

    make a folder 5 at a different place than folders 1-4.
    then "cp folder*/* [location of folder 5]"
     

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