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D'Aristotle

[Help] How do I extract files from multiple folders into one folder?

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Sorry if this is a rudimentary process, but I could not find a solution anywhere. Perhaps, I am not wording it correctly in Google searches, because my search query is either too specific, or too broad, to come up with what I am looking for.

Specifically, I want to extract over 2000 jpg photos, embedded in over 200 folders, into a single folder. Obviously, this can be done manually, but would take a very long time.

Thank you to anyone who can help.

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do a search for *.jpg

after the search is complete...

in the search results, select all the pictures (ctrl + a) then cut (ctrl + x)

paste (ctrl + v) into the folder of your choice

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are they in folders, or in a zip or rar in folders?

if first, use the above advice, if not then when extracting, untick 'use subfolders' or whatever it says!

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Thank you, net user and bledd. Those instructions allowed me to do exactly what I wanted to do. I even realized I could extract all files within a folder tree by doing a *.* search in the specified folder.

Thanks, again, for the prompt responses.

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