Moves files or directories between directories, or renames them. See also REN.
move File1.txt File2.txt
File2.txtif confirmed by the user or if run from a batch script.
move File.txt Dir
File.txtis a file and
Diris a directory; overwrites target file
Dir\File.txtif conditions for overwriting are met.
move Dir1 Dir2
Dir1is a directory and
Dir2does not exist.
move Dir1 Dir2
Dir2, resulting in existence of
Dir2\Dir1, assuming both
Dir2are existing directories.
Moves the file to the current directory.
Moves the files located at
F:\and ending in
.txtinto the current directory, assuming the current directory is not
$ move /?
Moves files and renames files and directories.
To move one or more files:
MOVE [/Y | /-Y] [drive:][path]filename1[,...] destination
To rename a directory:
MOVE [/Y | /-Y] [drive:][path]dirname1 dirname2
[drive:][path]filename1 Specifies the location and name of the file
or files you want to move.
destination Specifies the new location of the file. Destination
can consist of a drive letter and colon, a
directory name, or a combination. If you are moving
only one file, you can also include a filename if
you want to rename the file when you move it.
[drive:][path]dirname1 Specifies the directory you want to rename.
dirname2 Specifies the new name of the directory.
/Y Suppresses prompting to confirm you want to
overwrite an existing destination file.
/-Y Causes prompting to confirm you want to overwrite
an existing destination file.
The switch /Y may be present in the COPYCMD environment variable.
This may be overridden with /-Y on the command line. Default is
to prompt on overwrites unless MOVE command is being executed from
within a batch script.