It’s been a bit since I was able to post because I buried myself in Advanced Workflows with Premiere Pro, making sure it’d be ready before the end of this year – what an unexpected challenge! Anyway, with that course officially launched, I thought why not come back with something super exciting: duplicating folders!
What? Not exciting enough for you? Well I’m excited because I developed some simple software to help you copy a folder structure without any of the files and I’m giving it away!
One takeaway from Advanced Workflows is the need to duplicate a directory on a media drive so that it exactly matches a source drive. With the intricacy of some folder structures, doing that by hand could take hours – there must be a better way!
Free Duplicate Directory! Software
Well give it a Google and you’ll quickly see that any decent method of duplicating a folder structure revolves around knowing how to use Terminal or Powershell, which isn’t ideal. After stumbling across Scott Simmon’s post on the same issue, I learned that Digital Rebellion’s Post Haste can accomplish copying a folder directory without the files, but in a roundabout way.
I needed some software that was stupid simple, so I developed it: Duplicate Directory! It’s not flashy, and that’s the point.
Duplicate Directory! works on Windows and Mac, has 3 buttons, and does 1 thing – duplicates entire folder trees. It’s pay what you want, so if you find it useful, please consider tossing some clams to this post-production blogger.
The Hard Way…
So you say you’re not a fan of free things? Then let’s take a stroll into Windows Powershell and Mac Terminal and I’ll show you how to copy a folder structure without files using some easy commands.
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