Move Out is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows that moves files automatically based on rules that you set up in the program.
We reviewed a software program that enables you to sort files and folders automatically just a few hours ago. This time we are reviewing another file management tool to move files automatically without having to initiate the transfer manually each time.
Move Out is a portable software for the Windows operating system that monitors specific folders of the operating system to move files matching patterns from those folders to other folders on the computer system automatically.
This can be handy in situations where files usually land in an upload or download directory with limited space, or to automatically transfer files from a directory to another on the computer's hard drive. P2P users might also like the idea of moving finished downloads from the download directory to another directory, for instance music to the music folder, or new movies to a video directory.
Move Out uses rules that are based on filenames and extensions; basically, what you do is tell the program that you want it to monitor a folder for new files, and move any file matching the set filename pattern and / or extension to another folder.
The process of setting up rules does not take long, and the changes taking effect immediately. The user configuring the rules has to add a source and destination folder during the process, and add filename and extension filters as well.
You may also set up ignore rules in pretty much the same way. Any file matching the ignore rule won't be moved by Move Out.
Wildcard usage is possible with the easiest being *.* which will move all files that appear in the source folder to the destination folder. File replacement rules can be set as well in case a file with the same name exists in the destination folder.
You can add multiple rules, even multiple rules for a single folder. The program uses the hierarchy of rules to determine which set of rules is executed before another.
The program checks for matching files every three seconds by default. This value can be changed in the options of the program so that checks are run more often, or less often.
I recommend setting a different interval that checks less often unless you really want the files moved out immediately after they are created in a monitored folder.
Move Out is a handy program for Windows that can automate some file processes on the system. It runs quietly in the background after initial setup, and will do what it is set up to do regardless of what is happening elsewhere on the computer system.
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