Software to move thousands of files from many folders to one folder

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  1. Posts : 5
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       #11

    Thank you to everyone for trying to help here. As I do this realtime, I now have a 1800 folders unzipped. I need to get the JSON files out of each and placed into one folder. The issue of just moving/copying in windows explorer as mentioned above is it is incredibly tedious. I have downloaded Teracopy as suggested but not seeing a way to select all 1800 folders and just move or copy the JSON files. And if I am missing something where I can do all this batch move directly in Windows Explorer, I welcome the suggestion.
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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       #12

    That would be post #2...
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  3. Posts : 5
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       #13

    Sorry, yes Denis you suggested that early on. I think we are good here as that worked fine. Thank you to everyone for the help.
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  4. Posts : 1,380
       #14

    Even though Windows explore has a More Info button, to see more detail as the Copy or Move process is taking place, I like TeraCopy's reporting on the fly, and, its final report -- if one wants to read it at the end. TeraCopy's error[s] reporting is especially useful -- when things go wrong with one file, a few files, or numerous files.
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  5. KeithM's Avatar
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       #15

    Basic information such as are the the folders siblings in a single parent folder or ten differnent paths, etc.
    And if you find Explorer tediious, you don't need 3rd party apps, Windows 10 comes with PowerShell, which can handle this with ease.

    Code:
    $Source = 'c:\path\kto\source\folder'
    Destination = 'C:\path\to\destinaiton\folder'
    
    # You mention unzipping which imples you can use "Move". You have your .zip as backup
    
    Get-ChildItem $Source *.json -FIle -Recurse | Move-Item -Destination $Destination
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