Download Files2Folder to create automatically new folders and move selected files
Sometimes I download archives that were created without care, containing whole collections of a lot of files in one and the same folder instead of sub-folders. To organize such collections I need to select each time a couple of files, create a folder and put them there, then select another couple, create a folder to put them there, etc. The task may become annoying.
There is a free utility called Files 2 Folder that can help on this sorting, folder creating and files moving procedure. You will have the best results if your files are named in patterns. For example, if you have a discography named as
…etc, you can select all of these files that now lie in the exact same folder, and right click to activate Files 2 Folder. When the utility opens, select the option “Move each file to individual sub-folders based on their names”. The program will create an album-x folder and it will place there the cue and flac files of album-x; it will do the same with album-z, etc.
To install, run Files2Folder.exe. A message box will pop up asking you if you would like to register the shell extension. Click yes. A shortcut will be created that will allow you to un-register the shell extension if you wish to do so in the future. After registering the shell extension, you will see a new menu entry in your context (right click) menu.
If you select only one file and choose ‘Files 2 Folder’ from the menu, a folder will be created with the same name as the file you selected, and your file will be moved into that folder.
If you select a folder and choose ‘Files 2 Folder’ from the menu, a folder will be created with the same name as the folder you selected, having an extra tilde (~) character; then your selected folder will be moved into the new folder.
If you select multiple files and choose ‘Files 2 Folder’ from the menu, a box will pop up with options to move all selected files into a sub-folder with a name you decide, or move each file to individual sub-folders based on their names (e.g. lennon.bat -> .\lennon\lennon.bat), or move each file to a sub-folder according to file extensions.
To avoid making a mistake that would be hard to correct, just copy some of your couples to a testing location and experiment with the program’s options to make sure it will do whatever you need to do. Enjoy!