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Author Topic: How to get it to work with File2Folder?  (Read 2022 times)

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How to get it to work with File2Folder?
« on: February 16, 2018, 11:16 AM »
Hi,
I'm new to this app and am absolutely not a coder and it seems to me that to be able to use it, one needs to have some grasp on at least some basic coding (which I don't!).

This app was recommended to me by some on a forum where I was requesting for a feature in an app called File2Folder. File2Folder does exactly that....it creates a shell menu which allows you to then put your selected files into folders by right-clicking the file and selecting 'File2Folder' in the menu. The only problem is that it will do it one file at a time! In my case I have 100s of files I'd like to put into folders so I was told this app could help in doing that in one click.

If it is in fact possible, could I ask a kind soul tell me how to do that?
Thanks!  :)
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Re: How to get it to work with File2Folder?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2018, 05:07 PM »
Which "File2Folder" are you talking about?
Is it: http://www.donationc...84.msg23717#msg23717
Or another?

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Re: How to get it to work with File2Folder?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2018, 05:13 PM »
I'm not sure, it's confusing because it's not the same thread where I had posted the same request and from which this app was suggested as a solution. So go here and you'll see my post and the replies to it: http://www.donationc....msg413800#msg413800

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Re: How to get it to work with File2Folder?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2018, 02:40 PM »
So....no help then I guess?  :-\

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Re: How to get it to work with File2Folder?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2018, 03:56 PM »
I'm not sure, it's confusing because it's not the same thread where I had posted the same request and from which this app was suggested as a solution. So go here and you'll see my post and the replies to it: http://www.donationc....msg413800#msg413800
hi Chumbolito,
Skwire, who replied to your post at that link, is the author of Files2Folders
he recommended another app of his (instead of drag n drop robot) - did you have a look at that?
Tom

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Re: How to get it to work with File2Folder?
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2018, 04:39 PM »
Well...yes. If you read the other thread, didn't you see my reply to skwire? I said I was completely lost and incapable of using it. Same here but it just seemed a little bit more accessible, but maybe not.

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Re: How to get it to work with File2Folder?
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2018, 06:40 PM »
had a closer look,
you wanted:
Isn't it possible to batch process the basic task of File 2 Folder? i.e., I have 10 files name file 1.txt, file 2. text, file 3.txt,.... (one click batch process) and have them each go to folders named 'file 1', 'file 2', 'file 3', etc...
It would seem very useful when you want to run the basic File 2 Folder action but on multiple - and in my case hundreds! - files in one step?

from the Files 2 Folder help file:
4) If you have selected multiple files and choose 'Files 2 Folder' from the
   menu, a box will pop up with three options:
      1) [..]
      2) Move each file to individual subfolders based on their names e.g.:
          Good.bat   -> .\Good\Good.bat
          Better.txt -> .\Better\Better.txt
http://www.dcmembers...es_2_folder/help.txt

is that not what you wanted?
Okay, it's not one click, but it's two (I think) and that for as many files as you want...
Tom

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Re: How to get it to work with File2Folder?
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2018, 11:02 PM »
The only problem is that it will do it one file at a time!

My Files 2 Folder application does work with multiple files.  What happens when you select multiple files and choose Files 2 Folder from the menu?

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Re: How to get it to work with File2Folder?
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2018, 02:59 AM »
Geez, I feel so embarrassed  :-[
It is working! But....I can promise you I must have attempted this at the time of posting (the OP is old) and something must have gone wrong because I was aware of that option in the menu!
In fact, it's odd that nobody mentioned this in my OP!? That should have been the starting point for troubleshooting a problem.

Oh well, all cleared, it's working, I'm happy!  :D
Thanks for your patience and guidance!
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Re: How to get it to work with File2Folder?
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2018, 04:42 AM »
^well I sent you on the wrong track by suggesting drag & drop robot.
(I had also misread your post and thought you wanted the folder name be different from file name... but all sorted now :up:)
Tom

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Re: How to get it to work with File2Folder?
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2018, 03:26 PM »
Oh well, all cleared, it's working, I'm happy!  :D
Thanks for your patience and guidance!

Good to hear it's working!  =]