Batch Processing "Move File" function

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Batch Processing "Move File" function

Post by grafical » Wed May 16, 2012 2:41 pm

One thing I've found myself needing a lot lately is a simple "file move" function that operates within the recursive file display that xnView already has..

So, for example, instead of doing a Batch Process \ Convert all to JPG \ and output the results to $\JPG, we would be able to do Batch Process \ Move all Selected \ and just move the files to $\JPG (without doing any processing on the files.. just moving them.. )

I tried doing this by batch converting TGA to TGA, using no compression, and outputing the results into $\TGA but the resulting file doesn't match bitwise scan with the source, so that workaround won't work.

Any chance a simple "file move" could be added to batch processing? I'm sure it's not just me who could find a use for it...

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Re: Batch Processing "Move File" function

Post by xnview » Wed May 16, 2012 7:11 pm

Why you don't move them in the explorer??
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Re: Batch Processing "Move File" function

Post by grafical » Wed May 16, 2012 9:28 pm

If it were just a handful of files in a handful of folders, no problem, but I'm referring to a folder and subfolder structure of 100s / 1000s of folders and subfolders, and 100,000s of files.. Unfortunately, this can't be done in explorer in an automated way.. it would mean going into every single folder, creating a subfolder, selecting all the files, moving them, and then going to the next folder and so on... It would take days/weeks to complete...

Since xnView already allows us to see 100s of folders recursively in one window, and then filter by type in order to batch process, moving them instead of processing them would be just as useful...

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Re: Batch Processing "Move File" function

Post by xnview » Thu May 17, 2012 7:52 am

you would like to keep the structure of subfolder?
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Re: Batch Processing "Move File" function

Post by Peter2 » Thu May 17, 2012 11:14 am

grafical wrote:....Any chance a simple "file move" could be added to batch processing? I'm sure it's not just me who could find a use for it...
You are looking for a pure move function without(!) conversion?
IMHO that's a job for a FileManager (maybe not Explorer), but not for an image-viewer.

But a feature "What to do with input files after conversion" would be fine:

Code: Select all

- delete
- rename
- move to ...
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Re: Batch Processing "Move File" function

Post by grafical » Thu May 17, 2012 1:02 pm

I was hoping to be able to use $\JPG or $\TIF etc etc to create the copy-to or move-to folder directly under the copy-from or move-from folder... So this:

root\
folder_1\
folder_2\
folder_2\subfolder_1\

becomes:

root\
folder_1\TIF\
folder_2\TIF\
folder_2\subfolder_1\TIF\

Basically, every folder gets its own subfolder when a file is being moved / copied, etc. If no file is being copied / moved, no subfolder is made, just like xnView works right now when a file is being processed.

This might illustrate it better:

Image

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