Copy Folder Structure

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Copy Folder Structure

Postby csonon » Mon May 04, 2020 2:56 pm

Hello -

I am trying to copy a folder structure that contains no data (used as a template for creating projects). I cannot find a way to do this and I want to avoid having to do a "Create Folder" for each instance as there are about 40 folders. I tried creating a ZIP package and using extract, I tried the Synchronize Folders feature with the Sync an Empty Folder option and Unidirectional and have not been able to get this to work. I am sure there has to be a more efficient way than "Create Folder" 40 times?
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Re: Copy Folder Structure

Postby Oleg » Mon May 04, 2020 4:16 pm

You can use Synchronize Folders action.
Use a nonexistent file mask (for example: nofile.noext ) and turn ON the options:
  • Include subfolder
  • Sync an empty folders
Look at the small example below.
Save the text of the task to a file and use menu Task->Import to import the task into RoboTask.
Code: Select all
;*****************************
;* RoboTask Task file
;* Do not edit in text editor!
;*****************************
 
[Root]
ActionAfterRun=INTEGER|0
Actions=FOLDER
Automat=INTEGER|-1
CatID=INTEGER|444033236
Comment=STRINGLIST
ContinueOnError=INTEGER|0
DoNotStopWhenShutdown=INTEGER|0
ExternalName=STRING|"Task171"
Hide=INTEGER|0
ID=INTEGER|434300207
LogOnAsUser=INTEGER|1
Name=STRING|"Synchronize Folders..."
OnErrorTaskID=INTEGER|-1
Priority=INTEGER|3
RunOnClose=INTEGER|0
RunOnStartup=INTEGER|0
ToLog=INTEGER|3
UnicodeFormat=INTEGER|1
WriteGeneralLog=INTEGER|0

[Actions]
Action1=FOLDER

[Actions\Action1]
ActionID=STRING|"A_FOLDER_SYNCHRONIZE"
Enabled=INTEGER|-1
Name=STRING|"Synchronize Folders"
Params=FOLDER

[Actions\Action1\Params]
clearro=STRING|"0"
details=STRING|"0"
detailstovar=STRING|"0"
exact=STRING|"0"
foder1=STRING|"d:\temp"
foder2=STRING|"e:\test"
hidden=STRING|"0"
howsync=STRING|"1"
includeempty=STRING|"1"
includemask=STRING|"nofile.noext"
subdir=STRING|"1"
system=STRING|"0"
twosecprecision=STRING|"1"

This task creates the exact copy of folder structure without files
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Re: Copy Folder Structure

Postby csonon » Mon May 04, 2020 4:32 pm

Perfect! That worked. Thank you!
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