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Specify files to be moved from source path to destination path. File input line supports path, filename and file mask as well as variables that can be used either separately or in various combinations. Multiple inputs must be separated by | vertical bar character.

Source Specify files that will be moved to another location. Available options include providing full path and filename or file mask. If path is not specified, Action is performed in current folder · Learn file masks and wildcards
Destination Specify destination path to which files will be moved. Supports fixed path as well as variable available from Trigger or other Action. Destination parameter does not support multiple inputs.
BrowseBrowse buttonUse Browse to select a particular file or folder on local disk, network share on LAN (local area network), etc.
Variable WizardVariable Wizard buttonUse dynamic data input—substitute a parameter from a file, web, connected Trigger, other Actions, date and time presets, etc.
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  • Dynamic variables & Events of the Move File. Access variables holding the most recent source and destination filenames, or when moving multiple files at once, access lists with source, destination, both sets, as well as a file count. Detailed logs of file moving progress, subfolder creation, and any errors are also kept.


  • Automation Workshop supports Unicode file names, and path up to 32,000 characters, providing a necessary capacity when performing automated file moving.
  • The Move File Action always creates a destination folder (if needed).
  • The destination files created by Move File Action preserve creation and modification date of source files; however, last accessed date is set to current.
  • Move File Action always sets archive attribute to files when move operation is performed.

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