NT Syntax


Move a file from one folder to another

      MOVE [options] [Source] [Target]
key source : The path and filename of the file(s) to move.
target : The path and filename to move file(s) to. options: (Windows 2000 only) /Y Suppress confirmation prompt. /-Y Enable confirmation prompt. Under Windows 2000 the default action is to prompt on overwrites unless the MOVE command is being executed from within a batch script. To force the overwriting of destination files under both NT4 and Windows2000 use the COPYCMD environment variable:
This will turn off the prompt in Win2000 and will be ignored by NT4 (which overwrites by default).


In the current folder
MOVE oldfile.wp newfile.doc

Full path specified
MOVE g:\department\oldfile.wp "c:\Files to Convert\newfile.doc"

Specify the drive and filename (assumes the current folder on both drives is correct)
MOVE a:oldfile.wp c:newfile.doc

Specify source only (will copy the file to current folder, keeping the same filename)
MOVE g:\department\oldfile.wp

Quiet move (no feedback on screen)
MOVE oldfile.wp newfile.doc >nul

Related Commands:

COPY - Copy one or more files to another location
ROBOCOPY /MOVE - Robust File and Folder Copy
XCOPY - Copy files and folders
MV - Copy in-use files
Cachemov - Offline Files Cache Mover. (Win 2K ResKit)

Equivalent Linux BASH commands:

mv - Move or rename files or directories

Simon Sheppard