MOVE – Windows CMD Command
Move a file from one folder to another
MOVE [options] [Source] [Target]
source : The path and filename of the file(s) to move.
target : The path and filename to move file(s) to.
/Y Suppress confirmation prompt, when overwriting files.
/-Y Enable confirmation prompt, when overwriting files.
Both Source and Target can be either a folder or a single file.
The source can include wildcards (but not the destination).
Under Windows 2000 and above, the default action is to prompt on overwrite unless the command is being executed from within a batch script.
To force the overwriting of destination files use the COPYCMD environment variable:
If the File(s) were successfully moved/renamed %ERRORLEVEL% = 0
If the File was not found, could not be moved/renamed or bad parameters %ERRORLEVEL% = 1
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)
Quiet move (no feedback on screen)
MOVE oldfile.wp newfile.doc >nul
Move a file, but do not overwrite if the destination file already exists, this technique only works for a single file, no wildcards
( /-y is required):
Echo n|MOVE /-y c:\file1.txt c:\dir\file1.txt