- June 10, 2016 at 5:51 pm #42563
My code snippet is below. I am trying to have items move into folders that already exist. The folders might actually have the files in them too. I want the code to move the file in to the folder and I want it to overwrite the existing file regardless, no matter what.
#If a date folder with the date of this item is already created, it is moved there
Add-content -Path $logpath -value "Date file already created. Moving item to date file in archive on old server."
$archive = "\\172.17.200.20\CDC\archive\$datefolder"
Move-Item $item $archive -Force
#If the date folder with the date of this item is not already created, the folder is created and then the item is moved to that location.
Add-content -Path $logpath -value "Date file not already created. Creating date file in archive on old server."
New-Item -ItemType directory -Path "\\172.17.200.20\CDC\archive\$datefolder"
$archive = "\\172.17.200.20\CDC\archive\" + $datefolder
Add-content -Path $logpath -value "Now moving itme to date folder just created."
move-item $item $archive -Force
[/PRE]June 10, 2016 at 6:02 pm #42567
without knowing the format of the $datefolder I have to guess a bit. Is it possible you have brackets or other special characters so you need to call out -litteralpath instead of the default -path? At face value the syntax looks correct.June 10, 2016 at 6:05 pm #42569
Also, use angle brackets around PRE, not square brackets, to format code. See the syntax in the three bullets above the reply textbox.June 10, 2016 at 9:50 pm #42580
In your script $archive contains only a string. It doesn't represent an array of files. Try instead...
$archive = Get-ChildItem "\\172.17.200.20\CDC\archive\$datefolder" -Recurse
Edit: Never mind what I wrote, just re-read your post you're moving the whole folder. Carry on.
- This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by Jack Neff.
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