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Extract files from a directory to another by file extensions

May 19, 2013 Leave a comment

Due to the complexity of the folders created for testdisk, I decided to implement a script to get the data I am interest in.
Copy this script and save it as in the directory you would like to scan. Run the script on the terminal by:

python “/home/username/path-to-folder”

The argument is the path where you are going to save your extracted files.

import os
import shutil
import sys, getopt
from os.path import join, getsize

def main(argv):
    path = '.'
        opts, args = getopt.getopt(argv,"")
    except getopt.GetoptError:
        print ' "path"'
    for root, dirs, files in os.walk(path):
        for name in files:
            if name.endswith((".jpg",".mov",".mp4")) and getsize(join(root,name))/1024 > 100:
                print name, getsize(join(root,name))/1024
                shutil.copy2(join(root,name), args[0])

if __name__ == "__main__":

Once finished you will have in the folder you specified all the files greater than 100Kb and with extensions “.jpg”,”.mov” and “.mp4”. Feel free to add the extensions you want.

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