Automatically move files from your desktop
I had a conversation with mouser today, one of the guys who runs the great donations coders website. He mentioned that they were running a blog and forum as well and I was kinda stunned by this. I visited the site many times but never realized that there was a well frequented blog and forum as well. One of the blog posts was mentioning a new application called Desktop Teleporter which immediately caught my attention.
A user of the Donation Coder forum reviewed a new application that would automatically move files that were in the process of being placed on the desktop to a selected folder. You may choose a folder of your own and select to exclude file extensions and file types from this process. Everything else will be moved if the application is running in the background.
Last but not least you may choose to add notes to files that are moved or disable that option completely. I was thinking that the application could be enhanced by adding filters to it that would move files to different folders if you choose to.
The program stays in the system tray, can be paused if you like and resumed at a later time. It also has a right-click entry that takes you directly to the folder that you have chosen.
Update: The Teleport application for Windows is still available and linked in the thread. Another application that has been created for exactly this purpose is Move Out which I have reviewed here on Ghacks some time ago. You can use both programs to move files from the desktop to other locations on your computer.
If you are using Move Out, you can create rules that move specific files automatically from the desktop to another location. The program supports wildcards that you can use to move particular file types or names automatically.
- Use * as placeholders or wildcards. To move all jpg images to a select directory, use *.jpg under files in the program's configuration screen.
- Existing files in the target location can be replaced automatically.