Launching the application from Windows "Start Menu" or from the context menu item "Open FileToFolder..." will present the Home screen
Folderising
Path and Filter
Select the Path of the files that need to have their own folders created, ensuring that the Filter is correct. Note that any file matching this filter will have a folder created and will be moved into that folder unless unticked.
  
Folderise Options
Include Sub-Folders From the search path, all files matching the filter in every folder and it's sub-folder will be folderised.
Transforms Read more about Transforms.
Allow Nested Folderising Also not a typical operation but if selected, the application will folderise again for the same files by creating another sub-folder of the same name and moving the file into that folder.
Make Folders without also moving the Files Not really what the application is designed for but it serves some users specific needs by making folders from the file names without then also moving the files into their folders.
 
Preview and Folderise
It is recommended that your path and filter settings be tested by pressing "Preview" first before clicking "Folderise". In addition to being a quick check before actually folderising, you can manually select and unselect files listed if the filter is not precise enough. When done, click "Folderise" to complete the process.
 
Unfolderising
 
Un-Folderise Options
Include Sub-folders Ticking this will mean that all sub-folders will be searched from the folder that you clicked on for matching files to move to the current folder.
Delete the File's empty Folder... After the files have been moved to the current folder, the folder they were in will be deleted if empty.
Delete ALL Empty Folders.. Same as above with the inclusion of ANY empty folders that might be found, regardless of whether a file was previously found there and moved.
 
Preview and Folderise
It is recommended that your path and filter settings be tested by pressing "Preview" first before clicking "Folderise". In addition to being a quick check before actually folderising, you can manually select and unselect files listed if the filter is not precise enough. When done, click "Folderise" to complete the process.
 
Advanced Use
Command Line Operation
There is a third way of launching FileToFolder and that is through a command line call. You can Folderise or Un-Folderise from the command line as follows:
Folderise
Parameter Position Description Example Notes
1 Path "c:\download\test No trailing backslash.
2 Run Flag  "30" Always set to "30" to Folderise
3 Filter "*.txt" "*.*" for all files
4 Include Sub-Folders True  
Example:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\CodeLine\FileToFolder\FileToFolder.exe” "C:\Download\test" "30" "*.txt" "true"
 
Un-Folderise
Parameter Position Description Example Notes
1 Path "c:\download\test No trailing backslash.
2 Run Flag  "50" Always set to "50" to Un-Folderise
3 Filter "*.txt" "*.*" for all files
4 Include Sub-Folders True  
5 Delete the Empty Folder the File was in True  
6 Delete ALL Empty Folders from Path True Setting this to "True" will imply "True" for parameter #5 regardless of its setting.
Example:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\CodeLine\FileToFolder\FileToFolder.exe” "C:\Download\test" "50" "*.txt" "true" "true" "true"
 
 
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