How do I move lots of files based on a list?
September 12, 2007 3:55 PM Subscribe
Any software out there that can match files from a folder based on a list of keywords, and move the matches to another folder?
posted by nataaniinez to computers & internet (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Let's say I have a folder filled with 1000 files, each file has a unique index number attached to its file name, but the file types range from PDFs to JPGs.
this is a filename.pdf
is this a filename.html
a filename this is.jpg
Now, I have an excel sheet with a list of 400 index numbers. I need to move any file whose attached index number matches the one listed in the excel sheet to another folder.
Is there any software out there that can do this? I know I can do this all by hand, but my real world scenario is close to 5 times more than the example. Plus, I'd rather not spend the time doing this when there is a solution out there because I do this type of monkey-work about once or twice a month.
thanks for all ponderings and sage advice.