Moving or copying specific types of files from a complex folder structure can be a tedious task. If you are doing it manually, you have to first find all the required files stored in all the different folders, and copy them from the source folder to the destination separately for each folder. This way, there is a chance that you may miss some of the files, or copy some files multiple times. Normally, our Downloads folder is cluttered with files of different types and this makes it difficult to copy or move the same type of files to a different folder. File Mover is a free Windows application that allows you to search for a particular type of files in a folder and copy or move them to a new location. The whole process is performed by the app and makes it easier for you to organize your files according to file type. Moreover, the application lets you choose if you want to just copy the files form the parent directory, or also the subdirectories included in it.
The main interface of File Mover contains all the options and is designed in a way that it doesn’t overwhelm the user with complicated settings. You can browse for the source and designation folders for copying or moving files, and choose if you want to transfer the files only from the parent directory or perform the operation recursively to include the files stored in all the subfolders. The transfer method can be switched between Move and Copy, and you can choose to rename the files if there are files with the same name already present inside the destination folder. After you have specified everything according to your requirements, just click the Go! button to began the coping/moving process.
Using the buttons available in the lower-left corner, you can also list all the files of the relevant type in a text file before choosing to copy or move them, and delete all the empty directories in the directory tree.
There was a glitch we noticed in the application – when you resize the application window, some of the elements change their position and break away from the alignment. The developer needs to fix this so that the application window can be resized without a problem. File Mover is available in portable as well as installable versions and works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.