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What is the best way to go about this? I'm able to do it with a single file as below, but what if I would like to copy all files with .txt to a folder, and all files with .docx to another folder. I tried changing in_data to just .txt but this did not work.

# Import system modules
import arcpy

# Set workspace
arcpy.env.workspace = "C:\Users\X220\Documents"

# Set local variables
in_data =  "test.txt"
out_data = "C:\Users\X220\Documents\output\Copy.docx"

# Execute Copy
arcpy.Copy_management(in_data, out_data)

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  • Usually when multiple copying, /*.extension used. Did you try in_data = "*.txt"? and out_data is a directory – Jane Jun 10 at 8:01
  • Tried that and got: ERROR 000732: Input Data: Dataset *.txt does not exist or is not supported – Alex Hunter Jun 10 at 9:34
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    maybe this helped stackoverflow.com/a/296184/8129993 – Jane Jun 10 at 10:32
  • ArcGIS 10.0 has been retired for a long time. The Python that shipped with it is ancient. If you are using a modern release, please Edit the question body and tag. – Vince Jun 10 at 10:45
  • import os, glob then for f in glob.glob(os.path.join(in_path, '*.txt'))): – user2856 Jun 10 at 11:03

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