Merge Text Files in a Folder

Merge Text Files in a Folder

January 15, 2016

Here's a nice little tip that I found on this site which allows you to merge text files together that you have in a folder.   


A.  Begin my right clicking in a blank space in the folder with the text files (see Fig. 1) and selecting 'Open Command window here'.  See Fig. 2.


B. At the command prompt enter:

              for %f in (*.txt) do type "%f" >> output.rtf

See Fig. 3. 


[Don't make the output file in the same .txt format or this command will copy each processed file multiple times.]


C.  Press enter and the command will run.   See Fig. 4.


D.  A new file will be generated with the combined content of the original text files.  See Fig. 5














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