I know that SW Explorer in SW2011 SP4.0 will allow files to be moved without losing association with other files, but it appears that only one file can be moved at a time.
Does anyone know of a way of moving multiple files at once?
I would also like to know how to move multiple files - I need to move an entire folder containing all the files for a solidworks project - could someone please tell me how this can be done without moving one file at a time.
If a drawing or top level assembly is in the same folder as all it's dependent files (or if the dependent files are in sub-folders of the main project folder), I believe you can move the entire folder in Windows Explorer without losing references. I'm at home now and don't have SW here to double-check, but I'm pretty sure it works. I would advise copying and pasting this folder first and checking to be sure all the references in the new location are correct. If they are, then you can go back and delete the original folder.
There is bit different scenario here,
I have a work folder where there are files from various projects,
Now I finished working on specific assembly, & now I want to back this assembly
at some other location, I can achieve this by Pack&Go,
But at the same time I want to remove all those files from current work folder.
( I dont want to remove all those files manually one by one)
As I want to avoid any changes in those files accidentally.
Is there any way to achieve this ?
I believe there have been requests for an option when using Pack and Go to delete the existing files, but as far as I know there isn't a way to do that currently.
For now, you could open the drawing or top-level assembly for each of the other projects, then try to delete all the files in that folder. You won't be able to delete the ones that belong to an open file. You just need to be very sure you have all the ones open that you don't want to delete.
I pretty much always have one folder for each project, with no other files in that folder, so it isn't an issue for me. You might want to try that in the future if it's an option for you.
Here the correct answer: INCREDIBLY NO It's so strange that doesn't exist a way to move folders of files (exception done for elaborated tricks like Pack & GO or troublesome workaround using Windows explorer)......astonishing
Following the link above you can find a tool able to move or rename a folder without breaking link.
I think I found a way of doing this with SW Explorer. I had started a model using a bunch of a customer's converted files. I started mixing my own files into the root directory because I was in a rush. No that the dust has settled, I have time to organise myself. I created a new folder for my customer's files and I simply dragged and dropped their files into the new folder and all of the links seemed to have been preserved. I just opened my assembly, which as a mixture of my own SW files and converted customer Autodesk files and no errors popped up.
You have to Refresh after you drag and drop; the folder doesn't update until you do.
The same thread Move files to new Location
I know only one way:
open main folder which contain our 'garbage'
create temp folder for files unused by this assy
select all files, cut them (Cntr+X)
paste them (Cntr+V) in temp folder (all parts that are in use by assembly will left on place)
continue this process till there are no any files to move
if you have some parts that are used by several assemblies you have to place them to GENERAL folder
You can still try this tool.
Thank you, I`ll try
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