By Chris Turner
From time to time I sometimes want to duplicate my folder structure quickly, so I can have the same folder structure for the next project I am using. If you need to do this in Vault, there is of course a great tool available to do this directly using the Cadline VTOOLS! However, if you don’t have Vault or VTOOLS, here is a manual way to do this using Windows Explorer and the Command Shell.
Follow these easy steps and do the following:-
In Windows, Open a Command Prompt (CMD from the Windows Start Menu) and navigate to the Windows Explorer folder that you wish to copy.
Type the following at the command line and press Enter: -
XCOPY <SOURCE> <DESTINATION> /T /E /I
The command line switches are:-
/T= Copies directories but not files
/E= Includes empty folders
/I= Do not prompt for destination and assume everything are directories
In my example I used this:-
XCOPY MY_STRUCTURE_1 MY_STRUCTURE_2 /T /E /I
I now have an exact copy of the folder structure from MY_STRUCTURE_1 to MY_STRUCTURE_2
In my case I also wanted to populate Vault with this structure, so I can simply just drag n drop the top level folder from Windows Explorer into Vault.
Useful, simple and very quick to do J
Make sure you look out for my next blog which I will show how our Cadline VTOOLS can do this also very easily directly inside Vault Professional!