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Question about foobar copying and skipping of files
Hi everybody, and sorry if this has been asked before.

Is there a way for foobar to skip a file during a batch copy operation if the file already exists in the destination directory ?

Long version below :
I have about 45.000 files in my music library, all of them stored in a secure & crypted NAS.
I need to keep in my laptop an ever-evolving playlist of about 1.500 files (FLAC and mp3). This weights about 20 GB.
Everytime I need to update the laptop contents, I have to erase everything in the laptop and copy the whole 1500 files again, which takes more than an hour (for crypting reasons), even if I have only added/changed a few files.
I'd love if the "copy" function of foobar could just skip a file if the file already exists, without stopping the whole operation.

Can this be achieved in some way, and how ?

Thanks in advance.
  • Last Edit: 11 October, 2012, 09:26:22 PM by wcs13

Question about foobar copying and skipping of files
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I'd love if the "copy" function of foobar could just skip a file if the file already exists, without stopping the whole operation.


When I use File Operations to copy or move a file, I use strings to create the destination file name.

Example:
%genre%\%album artist%\'['%date%']' %album%\Track #$num(%discnumber%,2)$num(%tracknumber%,2)

If the destination file already exists, it's skipped. It doesn't stop the entire copy/move process.

I don't know what you're doing wrong.