Copying files to another folder, with Powershell RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have stored file paths which match particular text which I am looking for, in a variable. Now, what I want to do is copy those files, which match content I'm looking for, and put them into a new folder.

    I have written the following simple scripts, neither of which work:


    Copy-Item -path $match in $filepaths -Destination C:\newfolder -Recurse


    foreach($match in $filepaths)
     Copy-Item -path $match -Destination C:\newfolder

    Any ideas as to how to make them work?

    Sunday, June 21, 2015 12:55 PM

All replies

  • I'd suggest this would be better asked over on the scripting forum than here.

    Can you also confirm what's happening when you try those versions, eg what error are you getting from PowerShell? It would also be useful to see a sample of the content in $filepaths since that may indicate where within the script your issue is.

    Sunday, June 21, 2015 1:26 PM
  • Thanks for suggestion - I'll  transfer the question now.
    Sunday, June 21, 2015 1:51 PM