How to create a .bat to organize my download folder

Discussion in 'Scripting' started by shadowplay80, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. shadowplay80

    shadowplay80 MDL Novice

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    Hi, i have little to no knowledge of .bat files, and I was wondering if I could be able to make a .bat file which would be triggered by time (i.e at 23.59pm everyday) and moves all files in the Downloads folder to a newly created folder. This would make folder management a breeze. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. jellybelly

    jellybelly MDL Member

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    It's not incredibly difficult.. but you'll want to practice on some fake test directories and files before using it for real.

    Open up a command prompt, type move /? and learn about moving files and directories.

    mkdir /? to create a directory.

    Once you figure that out, create the batch file.. then set up a task in the Task Manager to run the batch file at the time you want.
     
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  3. mailus

    mailus MDL Novice

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    It's already available as software. If you are looking for that means Use it.. (Or) If you are developing a software for own use and practice means Take it as a example.

    Google search it DropIt found it in sourceforge.( an Automatic File Manager to Process your Files )
    It is easy to use and programmable.
     
  4. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    you can use task scheduler for the 24h timing and than run a batch that just moves the folder/files.
    if you have a batch that is always running you could use a loop with timeout.exe /t 51840 (24*60*60)
     
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