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Author Topic: IDEA: Move folders with similar names into common folder  (Read 2763 times)

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IDEA: Move folders with similar names into common folder
« on: October 26, 2006, 08:50:12 PM »
Folders

Blah - Artust1 - Title1
Artyst1 ft. Artist2 - Title2
Artost1 - Title3
Artist1 ft. Artist3 - Title4

should be moved to

Artist1\Blah - Artist1 - Title1
Artist1\Artist1 ft. Artist2 - Title2
Artist1\Artist1 - Title3
Artist1\Artist1 ft. Artist3 - Title4

The matching should be pretty fuzzy. It could be switched off.
It would intelligently rename. Typos and extra characters wouldn't be a problem.

Series Sorter has some of those features but for files only and no such brainy rename.


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Re: IDEA: Move folders with similar names into common folder
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2006, 10:49:55 AM »
I'm thinking you're looking for something more along the lines of a good media organizer. I know there are some that can organize your files too.

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Re: IDEA: Move folders with similar names into common folder
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2006, 11:00:11 AM »
Care to name some?

http://www.n37dev.com/Docs/Directify/   does it only with files.

But since it does it with files...

Create a temp folder for grouping, like Grouped
Create a file representing each folder (foldername.tmp) in Grouped


Grouped\Foldername1.tmp
Grouped\Foldername2.tmp
Grouped\Foldername3.tmp

Run Directify on them

Result

Grouped\Foldername\Foldername1.tmp
Grouped\Foldername\Foldername2.tmp
Grouped\Foldername\Foldername3.tmp

Use the locations of the tmp files as guides for moving the folders there
Delete representing tmp files

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Re: IDEA: Move folders with similar names into common folder
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2006, 11:20:05 AM »
I think that possibly this thread might be of some help.