The idea of organizing files and documents goes back to the good-old-days of physical file cabinets. Today, it’s still remains one of the most daunting chores on our computer. Boot up a brand new PC for the first time and you will find yourself with a clean slate. However, with daily usage and tossing files here and there, everything quickly becomes cluttered and untidy. Most people tend to avoid the tediousness of sorting files for a number of reasons; for the most part, it can take quite a bit of time to manually cut individual files from a folder and paste them into another, and most people simply don’t want to waste time on such tasks. While an app like Files 2 Folder makes moving selective items simpler via the context menu, File Fisher aims to provide much more, such as the ability to move selective files by specifying their extensions. Let’s learn more about the app and its functionality after the break.
File Fisher allows you to copy files from one directory to another based on their file types, which is done by specifying the required file extensions and the folders where you want to move the files with those extensions. So, for example, if your your source directory is flooded with many different types of files and you only need to move the pictures to a separate directory, you can easily do that with File Fisher.
The interface of the app is clean, simple and intuitive. To get started, you need to specify the source and destination directories. Next up, mark the extensions for the file types you need to pull from the source location. File Fisher makes it fairly simple to select extensions in groups, which can be done under the Extension Groups section that splits the bunch into pictures, videos, music, documents, executable and archives, and makes all popular and several unpopular extensions available for selection in each group by simply check marking the required ones from the Extensions area on the right.
Another way to choose extension types is by manually entering one in the ‘File Types’ field. You can then choose whether to include or exclude the specified file types from the copy operation. Another really handy feature is the ability to add custom extensions that are not specified by default. To do that, click Edit menu followed by Add Extensions, and then enter the extension name.
The application also offers a few Advanced options to play with, including shell extension integration in context menu, logging, and creating a ZIP archive of the output files. Furthermore, you can choose whether to replace or rename duplicate file by clicking the relevant radio button.
Once done, click the Start button on the main application window to begin the process. A successful process ends with a confirmation message offering you to open the destination directory if you want.
File Fisher works on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8, and requires Java-Runtime Environment (JRE).