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Author Topic: Fave Folder hotkey utility  (Read 6231 times)
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« on: December 27, 2009, 09:48:21 PM »

I found that very often I was opening the same target folder for drag & drop operations. I wrote a small hotkey utility in AutoHotKey so that I can move folders to this target folder directly from the source without drag & drop. Also as a convenience you may hotkey on the desktop to just open the Fave Folder. By default the target is Documents but you may change this using the Tray Icon Menu.

The idea is to move folders with large files on the same partition via a Windows directory entry reassignment. Moving to a different partition is not prevented but unless the files are small I'd use Windows Drag & Drop or some command line copy function instead.

Also the selections for hotkey move must be folders only. Otherwise an error will be generated. For moving a mix of multiple files and folders use drag & drop. If there is an error during the move, a dialog pops up telling you which folder had the problem, then the loop continues if more than one folder was selected.

Here's the page for download:

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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2009, 09:54:53 PM »

where's the download? the smiley links to smiley page..
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2009, 11:31:14 AM »

where's the download? the smiley links to smiley page..

Sorry.  The link pasted as plain text.



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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009, 01:33:34 PM »

Thanks MilesAhead. This is small, useful, and simple to use software. Topmost Toggle is a keeper as well. Thmbsup
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009, 06:55:31 PM »

MilesAhead, you might be interested in this similar, cool app as well.

http://www.autohotkey.net/~Vifon/Magic%20Folder/Magic%20Folder.html
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2009, 09:11:18 PM »

Thanks MilesAhead. This is small, useful, and simple to use software. Topmost Toggle is a keeper as well. Thmbsup

You're welcome.  I'm glad someone has use for it.  Unlike the usual marketing cliche', this one I really did program just for myself.  Even using ReOpen it was a pain opening the target folder then the source when the target was the same one like 80+% of the time.  smiley



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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2010, 02:06:37 AM »

Fave Folder updated to v. 1.2.0.2

Just added a few sanity checks.  Source and Target must be on the same drive. Checks to prevent move of C:\ into C:\temp and that type of thing.  Note that it is only meant to be used with local drives.  Network paths are not supported.

See first post for link.
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