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Looking for a batch file to run on a windows scheduled task to:

  1. Check a network location for images
  2. If there are pictures to copy, copy them to a local folder
  3. Delete the pictures from the network location

How would I go about doing this?

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Understand what you want to do, but details would be great. Do you control this folder? Are you or someone else placing the pictures in the folder? Are they a specific file type; gif, jpeg, tiff, png, ect? –  CharlieRB Dec 5 '11 at 21:26
    
I control both folders. Someone else is placing the photos in the network location. They are all .jpg 's –  nkuebelbeck Dec 5 '11 at 22:36

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In powershell, run the following:

$a = get-childItem network_location -recurse -include *.gif,*.jpg

move $a local_location_here

If you want other extensions, just add them to the list.

To create a powershell script, just open a txt file and then save it with a .ps1 extension.

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Can you run this from task scheduler in windows 2008 server? –  nkuebelbeck Dec 5 '11 at 22:36
    
what is $a suppose to equal? Path to the jpg? never used powershell –  nkuebelbeck Dec 5 '11 at 22:40
    
got this to work. Dumb question, how do I create a powershell script to run? –  nkuebelbeck Dec 5 '11 at 22:48
    
Shouldn't this be "move" in order to meet the third requirement? Or do a delete upon successful completion of the copy? –  Paul Dec 5 '11 at 23:03
    
@nkuebelbeck, see edit, Paul you are correct. –  soandos Dec 6 '11 at 1:29

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