For work I'm trying to easily extract about 300 pdf files from a couple of external drives. The drives have in excess of 20000 files on them, so I thought if I searched for *.pdf files, I could then just select all and copy them to my machine.
Whether using Start/Search, or searching on the root of the drive in Windows Explorer, the pdf files I want appear fine. If I select all, the Copy icon lights up, I select the destination - but nothing happens.
It does work if I select 1 file and copy it.
The files are buried in folders so going through the drives folder by folder is a non starter.
Does anyone know why copying files displayed in the Search results doesn't work ?
Searching on MS KB doesn't come up with anything. I've seen a couple of utilities on Google which say they can copy/move files in Search results. Would I be better using a full blown desktop search app from Google, MS, Yahoo etc ?
Any help would be appreciated as this will be a nightmare if I can't easily copy them.