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    i need a program that can move files with a certain word or letters in there name to a new folder. e.g. move all .MP3 files with basshunter in the title to a different folder (i have over 1000 song to sort out in to there artist folders)

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    1. Throw the whole kit and kaboodle into iTunes. Don't worry if the songs aren't properly tagged yet.

    2. Use this script to get the artists' name out of the title and into the "artist" field for those songs not tagged correctly.

    3. Voila! iTunes has done all the work for you! Your music is sorted by Artist->Album->Song.

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    I would use the terminal's bash with a simple regular expression, but if you have no idea what I'm talking about, be cautious. You can cause serious damage and I mean it!

    e.g.
    $ mv ./basshunter*.mp3 ./newFolder/basshunter/
    will move everything beginning with "basshunter" in the beginning, ending with ".mp3"

    syntax:
    "mv" is a move command
    first argument (after first space) is the source
    second argument is the destination

    ./ is the curent dirrectory
    basshunter*.mp3 ... the * character substitutes anything

    use the "cd folderName" command to get to a folder
    "cd .." to go one lvl up
    "pwd" to see the current dir
    "ls" to get a list of items in the current dir

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    Use Finder to search for "basshunter". All those .mp3s will show up, highlight them and drag them to your new folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYmacROX View Post
    Use Finder to search for "basshunter". All those .mp3s will show up, highlight them and drag them to your new folder.
    good thinking, doing a search inside a folder

    keep it simple

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    Or do it the easy way in iTunes. It's designed to do those things.

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    i agree with MYMACROX i did not think of that thanks

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