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 ====== How to move files recreating the folder structure ====== ====== How to move files recreating the folder structure ======
-''​Tutorial under development''​+This is a interesting feature of DropIt, because allow you to move your files in a destination directory, recreating the original folder structure.
-''​>> describe ​the use of %SubDir% ​abbreviation''​+You can for example drag&​drop a folder like:\\ 
 +To move files from:\\ 
 +To a new destination like:\\ 
 +or like:\\ 
 +As you can see, DropIt has recreated a portion of the path of your files (''​\Subdirectory''​ or ''​\Directory\Subdirectory''​). 
 +It works also with other actions like Copy, Compress, Extract and in general with all the actions that have a path as destination. 
 +You only need to use ''​%SubDir%''​ and/or ''​%DroppedDirName%''​ abbreviations in your destinations. For example, to move the files as described above, you will use these respective destination folders:​\\ 
 +===== Example ===== 
 +Let's consider that I have a main ''​Media''​ folder that contains subfolders ​of music, movies and other stuff. I'm not very neat, so there are some subfolders that contain ''​mp3'',​ ''​txt'',​ ''​doc'',​ ''​avi''​ __together__. 
 +Now I want to extract only ''​mp3''​ files from there, but I want to keep the folder structure, because subfolders have names like ''​U2'',​ ''​REM'',​ ''​Taylor Swift'',​ etc. 
 +What I need is to create a single association of DropIt, something like this:\\ 
 +Name: ''​Move my music''​\\ 
 +Rules: ''​*.mp3''​\\ 
 +Action: ''​Move''​\\ 
 +Destination:​ ''​C:​\My Music\%SubDir%''​ 
 +And then drag&​drop the ''​Media''​ folder on DropIt (yes, the folder that contains all my media files). The result will be something like this:\\ 
 +''​C:​\My Music**\REM**\Everybody Hurts.mp3''​\\ 
 +''​C:​\My Music**\REM**\Losing My Religion.mp3''​\\ 
 +''​C:​\My Music**\Taylor Swift**\Love Story.mp3''​\\ 
 +''​C:​\My Music**\Taylor Swift**\You Belong With Me.mp3''​\\ 
 +''​C:​\My Music**\U2**\Beautiful Day.mp3''​\\ 
 +''​C:​\My Music**\U2**\With or Without You.mp3''​ 
 +In bold you can see the folder structure recreated in this case by DropIt. 
 +An additional tip: from DropIt Options you can select "​Ignore unassociated files/​folders"​. It will help in this case, to ignore all other file formats during the process and do not have the popup message that asks if create new associations for them.
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