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Author Topic: IDEA: Extending Files2Folder  (Read 2555 times)

magician62

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IDEA: Extending Files2Folder
« on: December 09, 2012, 03:22:36 AM »
Files 2 Folder is an excellent utility, but like all excellent utilities there is always something extra that would make it even better  for some of us :).

1/ Add a configurable predefined destination for the output, or even a selectable list of say the last 5-10 destinations.
This would allow the user to folderise selected files, and move them out of the current location and into a new one, in just one step, effectively speeding up the process.


2/ This might be a different application, though much seems like the same. Allow a large number of files to be selected for folderising, but use a configureable file "tag" such as "album" "artist" etc. ( I have used these as examples as most people may have encountered them, but there are loads of tags), as the name for the destination folder rather than the filename.
This would allow files to be grouped from various sources. This would need "1" above, specially for files from different source folders selected through *.*. A selector should be provided to indicate what to do on collisions of filenames in the new folders.

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Re: IDEA: Extending Files2Folder
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 03:52:44 PM »
1/ Add a configurable predefined destination for the output, or even a selectable list of say the last 5-10 destinations.

I'll consider this, thank you.

2/ This might be a different application, though much seems like the same. Allow a large number of files to be selected for folderising, but use a configureable file "tag" such as "album" "artist" etc.

Perhaps my Tags 2 Folders application might fit the bill?

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Re: IDEA: Extending Files2Folder
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 12:55:35 PM »
And how did I miss Tags 2 Folders :), just as the doctor ordered,many thanks.

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Re: IDEA: Extending Files2Folder
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 01:00:45 PM »
And how did I miss Tags 2 Folders :), just as the doctor ordered,many thanks.

Be VERY careful with that application if your music isn't tagged properly.  Garbage in, garbage out...

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Re: IDEA: Extending Files2Folder
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 01:34:06 PM »
Not actually going to use it for music, that was an example whichj most would recognise. I have been using some of the other tags for a while, and want to use a couple of different ways of sorting using the tags, on a copy of the  data of course :)

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Re: IDEA: Extending Files2Folder
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2012, 04:16:40 PM »
Hmmm...what sorts of tags are you referring to?  Tags 2 Folders reads tags from audio files...

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Re: IDEA: Extending Files2Folder
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2012, 02:00:55 PM »
There's a nice review here.

Nice one, skwire   :Thmbsup:

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Re: IDEA: Extending Files2Folder
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2012, 02:09:13 PM »
Just came here to post about the ghacks post but Cranioscopical beat me to it!  :mad:

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Re: IDEA: Extending Files2Folder
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2012, 03:27:19 PM »
Thanks, guys.  =]