Move a file from one folder to another
Syntax MOVE [options] [Source] [Target]
Key source : The path and filename of the file(s) to move.
target : The path and filename to move file(s) to. options: (Windows 2000 only) /Y Suppress confirmation prompt. /-Y Enable confirmation prompt.
Both Source and Target may be either a folder or a single file.
The source may include wildcards (but not the destination).
Under Windows 2000 the default action is to prompt on overwrites unless the command is being executed from within a batch script.
To force the overwriting of destination files under both NT4 and Windows2000 use the COPYCMD environment variable:
This will turn off the prompt in Win2000 and will be ignored by NT4 (which overwrites by default).
In the current folder
MOVE oldfile.wp newfile.doc
Full path specified
MOVE g:\department\oldfile.wp "c:\Files to Convert\newfile.doc"
Specify the drive and filename (assumes the current folder on both drives is correct)
MOVE a:oldfile.wp c:newfile.doc
Specify source only (will copy the file to current folder, keeping the same filename)
Quiet move (no feedback on screen)
MOVE oldfile.wp newfile.doc >nul
"If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it, and if it stops moving, subsidize it" - Ronald Reagan
COPY - Copy one or more files to another location
ROBOCOPY /MOVE - Robust File and Folder Copy
XCOPY - Copy files and folders
MV - Copy in-use files
REN - Rename a file or files.
Cachemov - Offline Files Cache Mover. (Win 2K ResKit)
Powershell: Move-Item - Move an item from one location to another (move/mv/mi)
Equivalent bash command (Linux): mv - Move or rename files or directories