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Thread: Run External help needed - create new folder in destination, move files

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    Question Run External help needed - create new folder in destination, move files

    Hi,

    I'm trying to use the Run External DSP to perform some automatic file manipulation after converting FLAC to mp3:

    • Create a new folder within the destination folder named "Original FLAC files"
    • Move all FLAC, cue, m3u and log files to this folder


    I've got the basic command line written, and tested as working from within cmd.exe:

    Code:
    mkdir "Original FLAC files" & move *.FLAC "Original FLAC files" & move *.log "Original FLAC files" & move *.m3u "Original FLAC files" & move *.cue "Original FLAC files"
    I'm completely stuck at the last step in the Run External settings though, I just don't know how to get it up and running - is what I'm doing actually possible, and how do I get it working?

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    Re: Run External help needed - create new folder in destination, move files

    You would have to run cmd.exe

    best put that as a batch file, and ensure that the folder is set within the batch file. If using after batch.

    If need access to path name, then do after conversion and strip the filename within the batch.

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    Re: Run External help needed - create new folder in destination, move files

    Thanks for getting back to me - before I start working out how to do any of that, could I ask you to let me know where I've gone wrong with the initial settings, please?

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    When I run that, it gets stuck here, counting up the time elapsed indefinitely:

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    Thanks

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    Re: Run External help needed - create new folder in destination, move files

    you would need the command line as:

    /c "c:\yourbatch file.bat"

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    Re: Run External help needed - create new folder in destination, move files

    Hi Spoon,

    I tried that and had the same issue, seems like something's stopping cmd.exe from running. I tested Powershell which launched fine, so I've been able to do what I wanted in that instead.

    Thanks again for looking into this for me though, much appreciated

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    Re: Run External help needed - create new folder in destination, move files

    Post a picture please

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