Splitting file collections into folder hierarchies
This is one of the most commonly used features of the program.
The basic steps are simple and you are guided through them by the program's assistant-style user interface.
Splitting file collections in batches
This is useful for splitting large file collections into easy-to-manage "chunks". The program can split files from one or more folders into "batches" of a given number of files or a given size on the disk, e.g. batches of 100 files or 100MB, ...
The basic steps are simple and the program's interface provides you with detailed information on each step:
Merging several file collections in a single folder
Sometimes, rather than needing to create a new file organization, you need to "un-wind" an existing one. In this case, your files are spread over several source folders and/or subfolders and you wish to place them all into one "big" folder.
The main challenge in doing this, aside from the tedious manual dragging and dropping of files, arises from the possibility of "file name conflicts", i.e. several files may share the same name and the Finder will refuse to let you move the files until you given them a unique name.
The basic steps involved in merging two or more folders or folder hierarchies are:
The Big Mean Folder Machine will take care of the rest.
Confused by the word "folder hierarchy"?
A folder hierarchy is simply a series of folders placed one inside the other. Say you are organizing your photos by the year they were shot and the name of the event that you took them at. You might have a folder for "2007" and inside this folder, you might have a folder called "John's Wedding". Together "2007" and "John's Wedding" are a two-level folder hierarchy.
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16th January 2017
Version 2.35 fixes a minor bug on macOS 10.12 Sierra.
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