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File organising script

New Here ,
Dec 08, 2020 Dec 08, 2020

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I have (through my own laziness) created too many "dump" folders of images and I'd like to organise them into a series of subfolders ("0-1", "2-3", "4-5"... "A-B", "C-D", "E-F"...) obviously doing this manually will take an age as there are several thousand images to sort and file away. I have found that going View>Sort>filename doesn't always group filenames as expected, slowing me down further.

 

I'm a total novice when it comes to scripting, which seems like the most logical approach at this point, can anyone offer up any help?

 

Thanks in advace.

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Have you tried Boolean searches?

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I have not, will give it a go now. Thanks.

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Dec 08, 2020 Dec 08, 2020

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Would a system based App/Program be a solution to you at once?
Comparing files in a way that even pixels are compared?

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What would you have in mind?

For reference, each group of folders are organised by broad subjects (e.g. Gaming, D&D, nature, freelance, etc)

So it would have to tell the difference between, a gaming console/in-game screenshot and a photo of some woodland for example.

So far the boolean searches have vastly improved my sorting speed, having sorted approximately 4,000 images in about an hour, maybe hour and a half. So thanks for reminding me about that!

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Dec 11, 2020 Dec 11, 2020

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Hi Benji,

 

sorry I failed thinking deeper into that!
I try to sort my files. Boolean search is just one of my tools I have in mind.

Good Luck!

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