Music - Move files without renaming

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xccxxx
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Music - Move files without renaming

Post by xccxxx »

Hi
Long time user of filebot for tv and movie renaming, thanks for the great piece of software.

I'm just trying to set this up to process music files, where all I want done is a simple move to a different directory "music" but to maintain the exact filename and structure of the original download.

I currently have the filebot formatting on this as /music/{f}
which basically does what i want, but seems to add in an extra file extension on the move.


e.g
original file
/download/The.Beatles.Abbey.Road.1969/01.Come.Together.flac

becomes
/music/The.Beatles.Abbey.Road.1969/01.Come.Together.flac.flac

Is this a known bug, or should I be using another format expression rather than {f}


Thanks
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rednoah
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Re: Music - Move files without renaming

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{f} is the complete file path. Your format is expected to generate a file path without extension.


:idea: You can click Image SettingsExtensionOverride to configure FileBot to use the generated path (which may or may not generate an extension depending on your format) verbatim as is.


:idea: You can try {folder}/{fn} as format. {folder} is the folder path. {fn} is the filename without extension.
:idea: Please read the FAQ and How to Request Help.
xccxxx
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Re: Music - Move files without renaming

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Thanks - /{folder}/{fn} gives the output what I was looking for.
xccxxx
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Re: Music - Move files without renaming

Post by xccxxx »

Ive had this going now for the last few months and it has been working well

/{folder}/{fn} copies across the music with the same folder and filename, which is what i want it to do.

However, i noticed that this ONLY copies music files, and ignores anything else such as artwork or text files etc that might be in the folder as well.
Is there something I can add to this string in order to make sure it copies everything across.

Thank you
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rednoah
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Re: Music - Move files without renaming

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The Import Companion Files post processing option might work for you.
:idea: Please read the FAQ and How to Request Help.
xccxxx
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Re: Music - Move files without renaming

Post by xccxxx »

Thank you.

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--apply import
worked exactly how I wanted.
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