this may be a weird question. I started rendering my animation on my school computer and I left it overnight. How forgetful I was! I set the rendered images to save to the tmp folder not the folder I created. So now when I go to the 'output' section on the render tab and clicked on the folder icon next to it, I see all my rendered pngs but the thing is that I can't drag all the pngs to the folder that I created. I also can't access the tmp folder on the windows computer manually itself as I don't have an administrator password. So I'm wondering is there a way to drag all the rendered pngs out from Blender program itself to the folder I created? enter image description here

The 'output' section on Blender I know it does say 'tmp' now that is because I'm now starting to render again.

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Rendered PNGs

  • $\begingroup$ Is your question about copying files using Blender interface? $\endgroup$
    – Georges D
    Jun 9, 2016 at 0:03
  • $\begingroup$ Yes. Sorry for any misunderstanding. $\endgroup$
    – Jeff Teoh
    Jun 9, 2016 at 0:05
  • $\begingroup$ @root can you write this as an answer? $\endgroup$
    – Georges D
    Jun 9, 2016 at 0:17
  • $\begingroup$ @Georges It's the wrong answer. $\endgroup$
    – user2816
    Jun 9, 2016 at 0:22
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    $\begingroup$ @root You're right, it can help him in this situation though $\endgroup$
    – Georges D
    Jun 9, 2016 at 0:29

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Blender can't copy and/or move files.

One way of doing it though is to open the files as a image sequence using the video sequence editor.

Press Add->Image

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Select all the images of your Render and add them to the editor.

You can press "b" for box select to make it easier.

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If you now use the same render output setting (except fo the output path) You can animate this and get your images saved in another folder.

How this works:

Blender opens up the file from the path you saved your animation in. You should be able to read it.

By adding a image sequence in the video editor it overlaps the current scene and does not render it. Your images get saved to a different folder.


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