Easy way to manage folders?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by redryder, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. redryder macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi, I currently have a folder with 100s of sub folders, each of which have 4 files. I would like to move the 4 files from each sub-folder to the root folder, but would hate to do it one by one.

    Is there a quick way to do this? Many thanks!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    #2
    You could use the search feature if the files all have the same suffix (file extension) and then select all the found files and move them to the root folder open in another window.
    That's what I did the last time I had something similar to do.
     
  3. redryder thread starter macrumors member

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  4. hajime macrumors 68030

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    #4
    I think you could write a Pearl script to do it.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I think you mean Perl. And pretty much any scripting language could do this.
     

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