FileToFolder: creates folders from multiple files and moves them into their respective folders


Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you have multiple files that you need to move into their own folders? I frequently encounter this situation, for example, when downloading media files that I then move to their own folders.

With FileToFolder, however, I no longer have to do this manually. This free app does one simple thing: it processes files in batch to create a folder for each and move each file into it’s own folder.

The folder will have the same name as the original file. Pretty straightforward and simple, yet potentially very useful. FileToFolder can be used from it’s main GUI interface or optionally via the Windows explorer context menu. See image below for an illustration of how it works.

Just a few more notes to add about this software

  • Filtypes handled: the context menu entry will handle any filetype you select; the GUI interface will handle any of the filetypes defined in the “Filter” field.
  • Multiple files with the same name and different extensions: are moved to the same folder. For example, “Charlie-Brown.avi”, “Charlie-Brown.jpg”, and “Charlie-Brown.nfo” will all end up in the same folder (“Charlie-Brown”).
  • Context menu: works on both 32bit and 64bit Windows explorer. Add or remove this from the main interface.

The verdict: this may not a functionality that many people are looking for, but depending on your needs (and how you organize your files) it can be extremely useful. Needless to say I really like it.

Version Tested:

Compatibility: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7. Supports 32bit or 64bit OS’s.

Go to the program home page to download the latest version (approx 1.2 megs).