In most cases, standard file sorting capabilities are sufficient, and many people don't even realize that something is missing. However, if you need to sort files from one folder to another automatically, you should consider using the FileSieve utility. This tool can help you rename directories and files massively based on complex conditions.

To get started, select a sorting directory, and you can add multiple directories at once.

You can set additional parameters for each directory, such as rules with support for regular expressions, additional options for processing subfolders and metadata, and advanced options for working with regular expressions and additional checks.

You can save folder lists for future use and display a list of broken files.

Then select the destination folder where the sorting will be done. You can also add values to the file names based on certain variables from the drop-down menu.

If you have the paid version of FileSieve, you can set rules for overwriting existing files.

Then select the sorting method from about a dozen options, including sorting by standard attributes, checksum, or metadata. You can also specify modifiers, such as changing file names to lowercase.

Once everything is set up, choose the sorting method, such as simulation, creating folders, copying files, moving files, or removing files from sources that fall under sorting rules. Just confirm the sorting settings, and in observe the sorting process.


The free version for home use has some limitations, which can be found in the screenshot below.

You can unlock these limitations in the paid version for $22 (at the time of writing). There is also a commercial version available for $31.

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