FileToFolder takes the hassle out of making a folder first then naming it and then moving the file into that folder by doing it with one "right-click" action.
The same for the long process of moving files from their folders, sometimes nested deeply, and saving them to another folder. Instead, from the context menu just select "FolderToFile" after "right-clicking" on the folder or folders and have FileToFolder handle it all for you.
Let's Get Started
The installer will have already registered "FileToFolder", "FolderToFile" and "Open FileToFolder..." with the Windows Explorer Context Menu. You can manage this later from the Settings page in FileToFolder turning them on or off but for now lets see how they work.
FileToFolder (Folderising)
"Right-Clicking" on a file will offer to "Folderise" the file for you by making a folder and placing it in that folder.
Proceeding will result in...
FolderToFile (Un-Folderising)
"Right-Clicking" on a folder will offer to "Un-Folderise" the files for you by selecting "FolderToFile" and extracting the files from their folders and placing them in the current folder.
Proceeding will result in...
Opening FileToFolder as an Application from the Context Menu
Opening the full application from the context menu is not typical behaviour and you can hide "Open FileToFolder..." from the context menu by going to the Settings page but you may find that you often need to configure the default settings for the context menu if the standard rules don't apply. Lets look at how "FileToFolder" and "FolderToFile" work by default. "Right-click" on "Open FileToFolder..." to open the application.
You'll be greeted by the cautionary message first to make you aware of the damage you could cause by randomly "Folderising" your files. Don't panic! You can't mistakenly folderise your "Windows" folder, for example, from the application - it won't permit certain "high risk" folders from being selected. But you should note this protection is removed when using FileToFolder from the context menu because you are consciously selecting a folder and instructing FileToFolder to "Folderise" so it is assumed you are in control and aware of your actions.
If you accept the conditions then FileToFolder will open the Home Screen. We'll look more at this later. For now, click on "Settings"...
...and the "Context Menu" tab to understand the context menu default settings.
Note that there is nothing that you need to set for "Folderising" to get started - You click on a file and it is moved to a new folder with the same name as the file, however, you may want to transform the folder and the file name in the process. You can read more about Transforms here.
Un-Folderising, however, can act in a few different ways for you when moving the files out of their folders. For more information please see Unfolderising.
Remember, whenever using the context menu "FolderToFile" option you will be following these rules you set up.
These examples showed a few files selected but you can select many more files at a time. Note that the Operating System may place a restriction on the total number of files that can be selected at a time. You can override it here.
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