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Looking for a file management utility

I am looking for a file management utilty to download. I have about 300 folders of ebooks. In each folder there is the one ebook but in about 4 different formats. I only want to extract the PDF format from each folder. Its very time consuming to go to each folder and take out the PDF file. Does anyone know of a utility which will help me with that?

Thank you.

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Just a thought from me

I noted this thread earlier this morning, (my time). Nearly 6 hours had passed by the time of your reply to Kees.

I could have done this task in that time, manually, using Windows Explorer.


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File management utility

How can u do this in Windows Explorer please? Always open to new ideas


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This is a problem

Windows Explorer is the Windows' own File Manager. It has been in every edition of Windows since Win 95, and understanding how to use it to manage your files is fundamental to file management in Windows.

I can't tell you how to use Windows Explorer. You will need to experiment. I can tell you that you can find it in Start > All programs > Accessories, but the rest is up to you.

I just used Google to search for How to use Windows Explorer and found a large number of hits, so there is always help available if you need it.

In answer to your question to Kees, a hint for you. Open that folder that has these 100 sub-folders. Goto Edit > Select all, then drag the selection to your new location.

I would practice first on some other non-essential folders and files, until you are confident about what you are doing.


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Thank you Mark, for taking the time to explain. I will research a bit more as u suggest and then experiment.

All the best. Grin

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Kees, I wonder if u cld please help me further.

If I have a folder which has about 100 subfolders, and I want to move out all the subfolders out to another area without manually going in to all 100; is there a way to do that?

Any help will be much apprecaited


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