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Moving files from one folder to another

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Author: Member Level: GoldPoints: 10

This article explain about how to Moving files from one folder to another with the code snippet in simple way.

The following c# code shows how to move all the files in one folder to another. The program can be customized to move selected files too

DirectoryInfo dir1= new DirectoryInfo("F:Folder1");
DirectoryInfo dir2 = new DirectoryInfo("F:Folder2");

FileInfo[] Folder1Files = dir1.GetFiles();
if(Folder1Files.Length > 0)
foreach(FileInfo aFile in Folder1Files)
if(File.Exists("F:Folder2" + aFile.Name))
File.Delete("F:Folder2" + aFile.Name);
aFile.MoveTo("F:Folder2" + aFile.Name);

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Responses to "Moving files from one folder to another"
Author: Yuvraj Nipankar  27 Dec 2007   Member Level: Bronze   Points : 0
Mathews . T. Varghese

your code is simple and worth i also reached to the same code but i found trouble in the line
FileInfo[] Folder1Files = dir1.GetFiles();
my system is showing some err or warning about conversion of fileinfo when i use filters but now with ur code it is simple i modified the code for my requirement of getting a specefic files

FileInfo[] Folder1Files = dir1.GetFiles(filter4Files);

and it solve my trouble.

Regarding the Page it is simple and to the point.

Author: Kapil Dhawan  17 Jun 2008   Member Level: Gold   Points : 2
Nice piece of code
Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.
I hope to see more good code from your side
This code will help lots of guys
Thanks to you

Author: revathy  14 Jul 2009   Member Level: Bronze   Points : 1
I am getting the below error in the line
FileInfo[] Folder1Files = dir1.GetFiles();
{"Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.\r\n" }
Please help me to resolve this.

Author: revathy  14 Jul 2009   Member Level: Bronze   Points : 0
Thanks a lot.YOur code is very simple and superb.
Its working fine.

Guest Author: Ajay   24 Aug 2012
Simple Superb ......nice !!!

Guest Author: Chaitanya   11 Sep 2013
Really good article

Author: Faiz Ahmed  12 Feb 2014   Member Level: Bronze   Points : 2
Dear kapil....
Greetings, your code is very simple and worth but i have complexity that how to select a particular file or group of files (to be specific images) to transfer from one folder to another.
Please Contribute....
Thanks in Advance.



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