It can be sometimes quite handy to automatically move certain types of files from the Internet Cache to another location on your hard drive. I'm especially thinking of multimedia files like movies, music, pictures or flash games. Skrommel created a wonderful application named Cache Sort which monitors the Internet Cache and moves files into folders named after their file extension.
The real value of this application is that it is highly customizable. You can basically point it to any folder on your hard drive which you want observed. This can be the Internet Cache of Internet Explorer, Firefox or Opera but also other folders, say those of P2P applications, a general download folder or a shared network folder. As long as it is accessible on the system, it can be monitored by the software program.
The heart of Cache Sort is the configuration file which can be accessed by right-clicking the Cache Sort icon in the Windows system tray. You can change the folder that is observed in here, the file extensions, if they should be moved or copied, the scan interval, the minimum file size of the files, files that should be ignored and where to put the files.
Please note that you will have to edit the CacheSort.ini file to modify the configuration. I'd advise that you create a backup of the original file before you start editing the values here. The most important values are the source and target path as they define the folder that you want to monitor and the folder you want the files to be moved to, and the file types value as it defines the files that are monitored on the system.
There are other values that you may want to modify here, for instance file extensions that you want the program to ignore.
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