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Author Topic: Folder / Files Copier  (Read 1508 times)

wizard_not

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Folder / Files Copier
« on: October 15, 2014, 03:11:33 PM »
Hi, first time on this forum and looking for a real wizard out there.  I have looked at lots of software to do this but nothing seems to fit really well.

The Problem

I have a standard file structure on a server including folders and files for every piece of work I and others do.
I want to be able to use windows explorer to browse to a certain location eg Z:\clients\d\dean\
Then I want to be able to copy the standard folder structure into this folder using ctrl +k (or any other shortcut)

Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Folder / Files Copier
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2014, 05:15:41 PM »
Hi, first time on this forum and looking for a real wizard out there.

Hi, wizard_not, and welcome to the DonationCoder forum.   :)

I have a standard file structure on a server including folders and files for every piece of work I and others do.
I want to be able to use windows explorer to browse to a certain location eg Z:\clients\d\dean\
Then I want to be able to copy the standard folder structure into this folder using ctrl +k (or any other shortcut)

I think the most reliable way to do this would be to have your Ctrl+K hotkey perform a "copy" operation of your folder structure, programmatically, to your clipboard.  You'd then be free to paste normally into whichever file manager you use.  Does this sound workable?

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Re: Folder / Files Copier
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2014, 06:36:00 PM »
Here's a quick-n-dirty app for you to try:  http://skwire.dcmemb...pps/snacks/FB2CC.zip

Please let me know if this is what you wanted.  Thank you.

From the readme:

FF2CB
Copyright (c) 2014 Jody Holmes (Skwire Empire)
http://skwire.dcmembers.com

FF2CB is a tray-based application that allows you to specify a hotkey that
copies a list of files and folders to your clipboard.

Usage:

1) Unpack the zip file to a convenient place on your drive.
2) Open the list.txt file in a text editor and create a list of files and/or
   folders that you want copied to your clipboard.
3) Right-click the tray icon and choose "Set hotkey" to change the default
   hotkey (Ctrl+K) to something else.
4) Press the hotkey you set.  Your list is now copied to the clipboard and
   you can paste as normal into any file manager.

Notes:
 
1) You can change the list.txt in real-time as it's read in each time you
   use the hotkey.
2) If you're not a fan of hotkeys, you can use the "Copy to clipboard" entry
   in the tray menu instead.

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Re: Folder / Files Copier
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2014, 03:48:36 AM »
Thanks for that, do I need to create the list of folder / files a certain way? How does it know if it is a folder or file?

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Re: Folder / Files Copier
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2014, 07:29:37 AM »
Thanks for that, do I need to create the list of folder / files a certain way? How does it know if it is a folder or file?

Nothing special...just one item per line.  There is no need to differentiate between files and folders.

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Re: Folder / Files Copier
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2014, 07:33:23 AM »
OK, it that case its not working? Sorry

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Re: Folder / Files Copier
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2014, 08:11:42 AM »
Wizard_not, could you just create a sample of the new file structure somewhere and then make a zip file that contains that sample, then when you need it somewhere you can copy that zip file to your target folder and do an "unzip here"? That's not quite a one-click operation, but it might be just two or three.
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Re: Folder / Files Copier
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2014, 08:17:00 AM »
Which OS are you running?

In the meantime, please do the following:

1) Create a root test folder: c:\test
2) Within that root folder, create another folder named tmp, e.g., c:\test\tmp
3) Within that root folder, create a test filed named test.txt, e.g., c:\test\test.file
4) In the list.txt file where you have FF2CB installed, add these two lines and save it:

c:\test\tmp
c:\test\test.file


5) Run the FF2CB.exe file and press Ctrl+K (unless you've changed the hotkey).
6) Attempt to paste into another folder using the standard Ctrl+V hotkey.

If that doesn't work, close down FF2CB from the tray menu, try running it with administrator rights, and repeat the Ctrl+K/Ctrl+V steps.  Let me know how it goes.