« on: June 21, 2012, 04:24 AM »
You didn't tell a) if there is anything else that you must move together with the video "..timelapse.mp4" file. Nor did you tell b) if the new folder name must be same as the old.Curt, get these questions all the time ...
If a=nothing, and b=unimportant, then just type timelapse in the search box, mark all the search results, and right-click one, and click send to FileNanny. It will not move the folders, but the files. But a new folder will be created.
If you need is more advanced, I cannot help you.-Curt (June 20, 2012, 11:36 AM)
We need to find the folders that contain a file type with a certain file name.
We need to move that group of folders (that contain our search terms) and all their contents to a new parent folder.
In this case, FileNanny is not quite right for the job since it's moving selected files *out* of the existing the folders, where we need the existing folder and all it's contents.
Everyone here can name excellent search / file management tools that can do nearly anything with files ... But the options for working with folders and folder contents - like I've described - seem pretty limited. Btw, I'm no genius with regex but surely it would be possible to cook up something.
If this can be done in Explorer in Win7 - via advanced syntax mojo - then it's just a case of selecting the folders produced in the search results and manually dropping them into a new folder. That would be my preference - no need to call up another tool for the job.
Otherwise, yes, an AHK thingy could automate the entire the process, including creating and naming a new destination folder.
Hope everyone is clear about the process now ...