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MAME importer - recreate the roms it's chosen in a new folder?

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Hi, I probably didn't explain that well in the subject, so here's a better go:

I have a recent MAME full set and when I import to LB it strips away all the clones and regional versions and leaves me with a nice lean set.

So what I'd like to do is just save the ROMS that the MAME importer selected into a new folder, so I have just them in one place, is that possible?

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In LaunchBox, go to your Arcade platform (assuming you didn't call it something else), select all games.  Go to the Tools menu and select  -  Export/Copy ROM Files from Selected Games to New Folder...image.thumb.png.f819307376f68e52ceb18438bc2eb93f.png 

Follow the prompts to tell it where to copy the roms to.  As this only copies them and doesn't change anything else, when that's done:

Select all games (again).  Go to the Tools menu and select  -  Change ROMs Folder Path for Selected Games...

Follow the prompts to tell it where the roms are now located.

The caveat is [I'm pretty sure...] it doesn't copy any necessary bios/device/chd files.

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Thank you - for some reason I didn't get a notification that anyone had responded to my question (I usually do) - I just randomly checked my old question and here you are with the answer! Really appreciated :D 

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7 minutes ago, 4ppleseed said:

Thank you - for some reason I didn't get a notification that anyone had responded to my question (I usually do) - I just randomly checked my old question and here you are with the answer! Really appreciated :D 

As @DOS76 said though this will only work if you have a Non-Merged set, if you have a split or merged set you will be missing files in the new folder and many games will not work.

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