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How do I save multiple .txt files from different folders to one new folder?

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Emily Frith
Emily Frith on 9 Mar 2021
Edited: Rena Berman on 6 May 2021
I have saved txt files to a directory, but this just gives me the names. I cannot then access the files in the directory and compile them in one place.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 9 Mar 2021
filenames = fullfile({fileList.folder}, {});
copyfile(filenames, outputPath);
This assumes that the source files all have different base names (the part without the folder). If the names might be the same, then you need to decide what the output file names are to be in cases where there is a clash.
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 9 Mar 2021
Did you check to see whether it exists already and mkdir it if not?
if ~isfolder(outputPath); mkdir(outputPath); end
for R2017a and earlier use isdir() instead of isfolder()

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