It is pretty easy to create a single file or folder in the Windows operating system. Takes a couple of clicks or some shortcut wizardry but should not take longer than a couple of seconds tops. The creation becomes a nuisance pretty quickly if you do not have to create a single file or folder, but multiple ones. Imagine having to create ten, twenty, one hundred or even a thousand folders or files on your system.
The only viable option in this scenario is automation, and that is exactly what FileTool offers. The free portable program for Windows offers three core features that users can make use of:
The program has been designed for software authors who want to test their applications, but can be used by anyone. Especially the folder and file creation options can be helpful under certain circumstances.
The bottom half of the application window displays all configuration options for the creation of files or folders on the system it is executed on.
All you need to do is select a location you want the files or folders to be created in, the amount that you want to create, the base name, and the default size (when files are created). You can use a basic syntax to customize the names of the files as outlined in the program interface. Select create folders if you want to create folders, otherwise leave the box unchecked to create files.
The file locking option can be useful to test how applications react when files are locked. This can be useful to test a new file unlocker, but also how your applications handle locked files that they can't write, read or delete.
FileTool is a handy portable program for Windows that may be useful under certain circumstances. The program is available as a 32-bit or 64-bit version on the author's website.
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