We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
5,208 Software Downloads

Folder Actions 1.1 for Windows

Folder Actions 1.1 for Windows is a handy tool which makes it easy to copy, move, rename, convert, compress or otherwise manage your files, simply by dragging and dropping them onto a particular folder.

To try this you must first use the program to create a folder, before selecting the action you'd like that folder to perform. Options include "Show a new file alert", Copy (to a specific folder), Move (to a specific folder), Rename, Convert image, Convert audio file, Convert video file, Compress files to (or extract them from) archives, or "User defined action", which essentially means run a batch file to process any files you've dragged and dropped.

The conversion features don't have any great depth. There aren't too many file formats supported, for instance (image imports are limited to JPG, BMP, TIF, GIF or PNG, while File Actions can only compress files to ZIP, 7Z, GZIP and TAR files).

Still, the options provided will probably be enough for most purposes, and there are one or two surprising extras. If you assign a folder the "Convert image files" options, for instance, and select GIF as the destination format, you also have the option to choose the number of colours in the final GIF file, as well as rotate it by 90 or 180 degrees.

Once this setup process is done, you'll have this extra folder which looks just like any other. There might be a "Convert to JPEG" folder on your desktop, say, which you can see and browse in Explorer. But if you drag and drop some PNG images (for instance) onto that folder, then in just a second or two they'll be converted to JPEG and saved in a subfolder for you.

Platforms: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Version: 1.1
Licence: Free, for personal-use only
Manufacturer: Leonid Parshukov
Date Added: {ts '2013-07-29 08:40:00'}


IDG UK Sites

Best January sales 2015 UK tech deals LIVE: Best New Year bargains and savings on phones, tablets,...

IDG UK Sites

Chromebooks: ready for the prime time (but not for everybody)

IDG UK Sites

2015 visual trends: 20 leading designers & artists reveal what should be inspiring us in 2015

IDG UK Sites

Mac tips tricks & hacks: 10 things you didn't know your Mac could do