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Move Remote File

Automation Workshop includes the Move Remote File Action that can move one or multiple files or directories from one directory on a remote server to another. Server side moving relocates files and folders in a very efficient way without downloading them locally.

The Move Remote File Actions supports all FTP protocols and cloud services—Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, DigitalOcean cloud.

Features & highlights

  • Supports most file transfer protocols such as FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, and DigitalOcean Spaces.
  • Fast remote file relocation without intermediary downloading.
  • Directly on a remote server, move one or multiple files or folders from one directory to another.
  • Manipulate remote files directly on the server.

Usage examples

  • Move remote files to a different remote directory after files have been processed. The new directory can have the current date and time in its name.
  • Move files automatically between different Amazon S3 buckets or even—different regions.
  • Sort files on a remote server by using custom sorting rules. This can be achieved by combining the List Remote Files, For Each, and If Actions.


  • File · Move files from one remote directory to another without downloading.
  • Options · Set the Action state and custom display name, define automated error workarounds, and enable an option to log only critical errors.


  • Dynamic variables & Events of the Move Remote File.
  • Variable Wizard and dynamic values of all the File & Folder Actions for local and network drives, and remote FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, and DigitalOcean Spaces servers.
  • To move files on a local PC, server, or network share use the Move File Action.
  • Streamline automation processes by connecting Triggers and Actions using Variable Wizard.


Automation Workshop includes many more awesome Triggers and numerous Actions to aid you to automate any repetitive computer or business task by providing state-of-the-art GUI tools.

Automated Trigger · SFTP Watcher
SFTP Watcher
Automate Action · Start a program
Start a program

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