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Powershell Newbie

Powershell Newbie

Powershell Newbie

Please can someone help me with this?

I want to use ps to move files from \\server1\share1 to \\server2\share2\folder

I have 600 files of the same type to move.

The file naming convention is based on surnamelastname and is maximum 8 characters (5 surname, 3 lastname) ie smithian.txt.

I want ps to create the destination folder (if it does not already exist) name to match that of the source file name.

e.g \\server2\share2\smithian\smithian.txt, \\server2\share2\jonesdav\jonesdav.txt

 If the destination folder already exists then just move the file into the folder.

Is this possible with Powershell?? Thanks in advance


RE: Powershell Newbie

Here's a sample script that should do what you want:


$files = get-childitem \\server1\share1\*.txt

foreach ($file in $files)
    $basename = $file.BaseName
    if (-not(test-path -path \\server2\share2\$basename))
        mkdir \\server2\share2\$basename
    move-item $file \\server2\share2\$basename

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