File Copy to Multiple locations Using a CSV File

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  • #20944

    H Man

    I am currently scanning a directory and matching file names and then copying them to various file share locations (each file will have multiple desitnations). I am hard coding the locations and would like to instead store these locations in a csv file. The csv file should have 2 fields. , the destination column = path for the copy; and the string column = to identify the file file to be copied

    heres what I am doing now

    #Find and Move
    $entries = Get-ChildItem $filepath 
    foreach ($entry in $entries) {
    $Gen2 =    'C:\Lab\Gen2'
    $Billing = 'C:\Lab\Billing'
    $PdgMtnService  = 'C:\Lab\PdgMtnService'
    if ($entry.FullName -like '*MOTION TO COMPEL*'){  copy-item -Path $entry.FullName -Destination $Billing  -Force     }
    if ($entry.FullName -like '*MOTION TO COMPEL*'){  copy-item -Path $entry.FullName -Destination $Gen2 -Force    }
    if ($entry.FullName -like '*MOTION TO COMPEL*'){  copy-item -Path $entry.FullName -Destination $PdgMtnService -Force } 

    thank you in advance

  • #20945

    Craig Duff

    Maybe something like this:

    $csv = Import-Csv -Path "T:\46\files.csv"
    $filepath = "T:\46\src"
    $entries = Get-ChildItem $filepath
    ForEach ($entry in $entries) {
        $destinations = $csv | 
        Where-Object {$_.file -eq $entry.FullName} | 
        Select-Object -ExpandProperty destination
        ForEach ($destination in $destinations) {
            Copy-Item $entry.FullName $destination

    And a csv like:

    "t:\46\src\New Text Document.txt","t:\46\dest\a\"
    "t:\46\src\New Text Document.txt","t:\46\dest\b\"
    "t:\46\src\New Text Document (2).txt","t:\46\dest\c\"
    "t:\46\src\New Text Document (2).txt","t:\46\dest\d\"

  • #20946

    H Man

    Thank you for the response!

    The copy part is perfect! But i need the csv 2 have only 2 columns "Strng2Fing" and "destination"

    I need to incorporate the "Strng2Fing"

     if ($entry.FullName -like '*MOTION TO COMPEL*'){  copy-item -Path $entry.FullName -Destination $Billing  -Force     } 

    And a csv like:

    "Strng2Fing" ,"destination"

    "MOTION TO COMPEL" , "t:\46\dest\a\"
    "MOTION TO COMPEL" , "t:\46\dest\b\"
    "MOTION TO COMPEL" , "t:\46\dest\ac"

    find 1 file copy to 3 different locations

  • #20951

    H Man

    I Solved it

    $csv = Import-Csv -Path "C:\Users\jcool\Documents\Test.csv"
    $filepath = 'c:\test'
    Get-ChildItem $filepath | foreach {
     $criteria = $csv
     $find = $csv | select -ExpandProperty find
        #Write-Host $_.fullname
        $a = $_.fullname
    ForEach ($f in $find) {
        If ($a -like "*$f*") {
    ForEach ($c in $criteria) {
    Copy-Item $_.fullname $c.Destination

    And a csv like

    "Find", "Destination"
    "Don Jones" , "c:\test\a"
    "Don Jones" , "c:\test\b"

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