Do you know a freeware (for Windows 7 64) which can copy a list of files (contained in a txt file) into another folder (folder structure preserved or not) ?

Filelist.txt contents:

Edit: GUI Required. Please please no .bat file script as I had problems with space or special characters with batch solutions I have tried.

  • PS: feels like a 'shopping question'. You might want to rewrite it to a slightly different answer. – Hennes Dec 18 '12 at 14:03
  • Thanks. I hope it is better now ? ;) – Erb Dec 18 '12 at 14:10
  • If you're going to require a GUI, please specify it in your original question. Several people have spent time giving you valid recommendations which you're dismissing because they don't answer a requirement which you failed to specify. – alroc Dec 18 '12 at 14:28
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    Thanks but I have written since the beginning no .bat script. Apparently this is not sufficient so I have added your suggestion with pleasure. Sorry for my errors. – Erb Dec 18 '12 at 14:35
  • “Please no .bat file script as I had problems with space or special characters with batch solutions I have tried.” // “We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove.  She will never sit down on a hot stove again and that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.” —Mark Twain // Just because you had problems with space, etc., with batch solutions that you have tried is no reason to refuse to look at ones that might be better. – G-Man Says 'Reinstate Monica' Apr 25 '19 at 18:00

A GUI program is overkill & inefficient. Use Powershell:

Get-Content myfile.txt|Foreach-Object{copy-item -path $_.FullName -destination "path_to_destination"}

This ignores any requirement to maintain directory structure (as you didn't provide such).

Rather than say "please don't tell me the best way to do it, I had problems due to spaces", fix the root cause - learn how to handle the spaces.

  • Thanks. But scripting is too complex for me. – Erb Dec 18 '12 at 14:21
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    I gave you the script. You have asked for solutions, you have been given solutions - now you're adding stipulations because they use something you're afraid of. If you are working with Windows in anything but a pure end-user capacity, you pretty much have to learn Powershell to remain relevant over the next few years. It's not complex, spend a couple lunch hours looking at tutorials and you'll get the idea. – alroc Dec 18 '12 at 14:26

I know you said no batch files, but a simple FOR /F command should do what you want. Type for /? at the command prompt.

  • Thanks. I had problems with space or special characters with batch solutions I have tried. – Erb Dec 18 '12 at 14:06
  • Spaces can be handled within batch (usually by just wrapping the path in quotes), but batch should have been put out to pasture years ago - Windows has much better scripting engines available now. – alroc Dec 18 '12 at 14:16
  • True, but for simple hacks it's pretty good! – benshepherd Dec 18 '12 at 14:29

One solution would be rsync --files-from=filelist.txt.

Rsync is mainly used to copy from one computer to another, but copies to the same computer should also work.

  • Thanks but I am more a kind of GUI user. – Erb Dec 18 '12 at 14:08

XXCOPY might do what you want. (I haven't tried it.)

  • Thanks but there is no GUI with it. – Erb Dec 18 '12 at 14:20

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