Automate move contents of a folder and timestamp folder name every day?


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cacoe

Hi all,

 

Just wondered if anyone know of a free program that can do this.

 

I just want my PC to automatically move the contents of a folder to a new folder once a day, and I want the new generated folder to have today's date.

 

Not sure what would happen if I'm currently using the said files at the time this is done... maybe it would need to run at shutdown rather than daily at a set time?

 

Thanks for any suggestions either way.

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NJ Louch

Yeah, that’s a 5 minute PowerShell script and schedule it with task scheduler.

 

Powershell is damned easy to learn, have a crack at it 🙂

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waysidesc
On 6/14/2020 at 2:50 AM, cacoe said:

Hi all,

 

Just wondered if anyone know of a free program that can do this.

 

I just want my PC to automatically move the contents of a folder to a new folder once a day, and I want the new generated folder to have today's date.

 

Not sure what would happen if I'm currently using the said files at the time this is done... maybe it would need to run at shutdown rather than daily at a set time?

 

Thanks for any suggestions either way.

it would be really cool to have something that could look at metadata and automatically populate the folder with those files when new files arrive.

 

if a photo from ( or even of ) x arrives, then move it to y folder.

 

like Outlook.

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