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EFS Scripts

You can use EFS Script files to automate search and file management tasks.

Using script file:

1. Create plain text file with Notepad or other text editor.
2. Enter list of script commands to this file.
3. Save this file as .efss file (for example myscript.efss).
4. Now you may run this script from Windows Explorer.

Example:

---
open "{My documents}\last week text files.efsp"
search
export table "{My documents}\lastweek.csv"
exit
---
This script opens search options from file, finds files, keeps results to CSV document and closes EFS.

Note: {My documents} - your default "My documents" folder. {Desktop} - your default "Desktop" folder. Information for Windows Vista users.

Commands:

open "file name" - open search results or search parameters from file

save "file name" - save search results or search parameters to file

export type "file name" - export of results to file
type=list - export to list of files (export list "{My documents}\1.txt")
type=table - export to table of results (export table "{My documents}\1.csv")

search - perform search

selectall - select all found files

copytofolder "folder name" - copy selected files to folder

movetofolder "folder name" - move selected files to folder

deletefiles - delete selected files

print - print search results

exit - close Effective File Search




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