Watch a folder for changes and automatically organize files in Windows, using Copywhiz

We constantly work with multiple folders for our projects and it is difficult to keep a check on the modifications made in each folder.

What if our folders were automatically monitored and the files automatically organized on a timely basis? Copywhiz file copy and backup app can do that for you!

What is Copywhiz?

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & more control over the file copying and backup process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

  • Copy only new or modified files
  • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
  • Automatically organize files based on file attributes and metadata
  • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
  • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
  • Sync files between source and destination
  • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
  • Schedule file backups
  • Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.

This post will show how to monitor a particular folder and automatically organize files from that folder, on a regular basis.

Here is a short video that shows how to achieve this:

Video Transcript:

  1. In this video, we will organize files from the downloads folder to the office folder.
  2. Select the Downloads folder, right-click and copy using Copywhiz.
  3. Go to the destination folder, right-click and choose Copywhiz Paste Advanced.
  4. The Copywhiz main window will open. Click on the Advanced Settings button.
  5. In the Destination Tab, choose the option ‘Organize files inside folders based on name, type, date, etc.’
  6. Click on the Organizer button.
  7. Under the file property section, choose ‘File Extension’ from the drop-down. This will create separate folders based on the various types of files.
  8. Click on OK.
  9. Since we are organizing files, we will move the files instead of copying them. To do this, choose the option ‘Paste & delete original (move)’.
  10. Paste the files.
  11. Check the Downloads folder and you will find it empty. This is because we moved files instead of just copying them.
  12. To repeat this action automatically at regular intervals, we will schedule the Copywhiz project.
  13. But first, we need to save the project.
  14. Click on File-> Save As in the top-left corner of the Copywhiz main window.
  15. Once the project is saved, click on ‘Paste Later( Schedule).’
  16. Select the backup frequency and other options based on your preference.
  17. Schedule this project and it will now perform the action automatically at the time specified!

Who could imagine that you could automatically organize hundreds of files in your system with so much ease! Well, Copywhiz did.

Learn more about Copywhiz. Download the free trial from here.

For short tutorial videos, Check out this page.

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Check out our other cool products.

Have a good day!

Thank you :)

Use regular expression to automatically organize files by their name in Windows, using Copywhiz

This is a post for all those who use regular expression for their daily file copy and organization tasks.

What is Copywhiz?

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & more control over the file copying and backup process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

  • Copy only new or modified files
  • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
  • Automatically organize files based on file attributes and metadata
  • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
  • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
  • Sync files between source and destination
  • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
  • Schedule file backups
  • Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.

You can configure Copywhiz for your file copy and backup tasks using regular expression. We have a short video that will show how to automatically organize files in separate folders based on the regular expression you specify.

Video Transcript:

  1. For our video, we took a folder with various files named by employee name in the format of First name followed by last name.
  2. We will now create a folder by the last name and place files in them accordingly using regular expression.
  3. Select the files, right-click and add them to Copywhiz.
  4. Go to the destination folder, right-click and choose Copywhiz Paste Advanced.
  5. The Copywhiz main window will open. Click on the Advanced Settings button in there.
  6. In the Destination Tab, choose the option ‘Organize files inside folders based on name, type, date, etc.’
  7. Click on the Organizer button.
  8. Under the file property section, choose ‘File Name’ and under the format section, choose ‘Regular Expression’ from the drop down.
  9. Type the expression ^(?:\w+ ){1}\K\w+ which will select the second word in the file name.
  10. Click on OK and Paste Now.
  11. You will see the files pasted in separate folders based on the second name of the employee.

Organizing files is so easy with Copywhiz. The best part is, it is customizable based on the task you want to achieve.

You can also schedule automatic file backups and take incremental backups using Copywhiz.

Learn more about Copywhiz. Download the free trial from here.

For short tutorial videos, Check out this page.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for interesting videos.

Check out our other cool products.

Have a good day!

Thanks for your time :)

Run Copywhiz program without logging into the Windows PC

We have received many queries regarding running Copywhiz without having to log in to Windows.

You can do that, and this post will tell you how.

Once you schedule a project, you can have it run without being logged in to your Windows PC. This is because Copywhiz schedules the project using Windows Task Scheduler.

So once you have scheduled a project in Copywhiz, you should be able to configure the Windows Task Scheduler to run that process with higher privilege so that the user doesn’t have to be logged in.

What is Copywhiz?

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & more control over the file copying and backup process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

  • Copy only new or modified files
  • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
  • Automatically organize files based on file attributes and metadata
  • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
  • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
  • Sync files between source and destination
  • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
  • Schedule file backups
  • Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.

Here are the steps:

  1. Schedule the Copywhiz project.

You can watch this video to learn how:

2. In Windows Task Scheduler you should be able to see a folder called Copywhiz . Under that you will see the task.

  1. Open properties for your task and select the option “Run whether user is logged in or not” and “Run with highest privileges”.

4. If you want to run the project even when the computer is switched off, go to the Conditions tab and make sure you check “Wake the computer to run this task”.

That’s it! Now the project will run at the scheduled time even when you are not logged in on your system.

Learn more about Copywhiz. Download the free trial from here.

For short tutorial videos, Check out this page.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for interesting videos.

Check out our other cool products.

Have a good day!

Thanks for reading :)

Copy files to specific sub-folders under the destination folder in Windows

In our previous post, we talked about how you can paste your files in all sub-folders of the destination folder. Read it here if you still haven’t:

Here’s another exciting feature for you all. Using Copywhiz, you can copy your files to only specific sub-folders (any level deep) inside the destination folder.

What is Copywhiz?

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & more control over the file copying and backup process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

  • Copy only new or modified files
  • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
  • Automatically organize files based on file attributes and metadata
  • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
  • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
  • Sync files between source and destination
  • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
  • Schedule file backups
  • Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.
An image depicting one of the features of Copywhiz

Copy files to specific sub-folders (any level deep) under the destination folder

Here’s a short video on this feature:

1. After you select your files in Copywhiz, go to the destination folder and Choose ‘Copywhiz -> Paste Advanced’.

2. The Copywhiz main window will open. Choose the Advanced Settings Tab from there.

3. Go to the Destination Tab and choose the ‘Paste a copy to every sub-folder under the destination tab ’ option. Type the name of the folder in the box. You can specify multiply folders too.

4. Click on OK and proceed with ‘Paste Now’ option.

Why Copywhiz?

Copywhiz really saves your time and efforts in organizing and moving files. It is also easy to understand and use.

You can also schedule automatic file backups and take incremental backups using Copywhiz.

Learn more about Copywhiz. Download the free trial from here.

For short tutorial videos, Check out this page.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for interesting videos.

Check out our other cool products.

Have a good day!

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Copy files to every sub-folder inside a folder in Windows

This post is about an interesting feature of Copywhiz. Copywhiz for Windows lets you copy files inside each sub-folder under the destination folder. You can choose to create a copy under all sub-folders (at any level) or just the first level sub-folders.

What is Copywhiz?

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & more control over the file copying and backup process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

  • Copy only new or modified files
  • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
  • Automatically organize files based on file attributes and metadata
  • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
  • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
  • Sync files between source and destination
  • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
  • Schedule file backups
  • Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.

Copy files under every sub-folder under the destination folder

Here’s a short video on this feature:

1. After you select your files in Copywhiz, go to the destination folder and Choose ‘Copywhiz -> Paste Advanced’.

2. The Copywhiz main window will open. Choose the Advanced Settings Tab from there.

3. Go to the Destination Tab and choose the ‘Paste a copy to every sub-folder under the destination tab ’ option. Here you can choose to paste under all sub-folders, or just first-level sub-folders, in the folder structure.

4. Click on OK and then the ‘Paste Now’ option.

Conclusion

Copywhiz thus is a simple and easy tool with advanced features and huge benefits!

You can also schedule automatic file backups and take incremental backups using Copywhiz.

Learn more about Copywhiz. Download the free trial from here.

For short tutorial videos, Check out this page.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for interesting videos.

Check out our other cool products.

Have a good day!

Thanks for reading till the end :)

Copy or backup files created, accessed or modified in last ‘X’ days in Windows

This post will show you how to copy or backup files created, accessed or modified in last ‘X’ days. It is real quick with the tool call Copywhiz (for Windows)

When we are working on a project, we access and modified several documents scattered in various folders. After certain days, how you will identify which files were touched? Doing this manually is extremely tedious or say, virtually impossible.

Here is where Copywhiz comes to your rescue by letting you do a selective file copy/backup. You can copy files created in the past ‘X’ number of days. So instead of specifying a date range of files created between this and this date, just mention the number of days, says 15 days.

What is Copywhiz?

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & more control over the file copying and backup process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

  • Copy only new or modified files
  • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
  • Automatically organize files based on file attributes and metadata
  • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
  • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
  • Sync files between source and destination
  • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
  • Schedule file backups
  • Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.
An image depicting one of the features of Copywhiz

Copy only files created, accessed and modified in the last ‘X’ days

Here’s a short video on this feature:

1. After you select your files in Copywhiz, go to the destination folder and Choose ‘Copywhiz -> Paste Advanced’.

2. The Copywhiz main window will open. Choose the Advanced Settings Tab from there.

3. Go to the Source Tab and under the ‘Paste by date’ section, choose the criteria and specify number of days in the box.

You can preview the files that will be copied and skipped, before actually copying them.

4. Click on ‘OK’ and ‘Paste Now’.

The benefits

This feature removes the biggest difficulty we all face- remembering dates! This will also ensure you don’t spend time and effort copying extra or unwanted files due to the date ranges.

You can also schedule automatic file backups and take incremental backups using Copywhiz.

Learn more about Copywhiz. Download the free trial from here.

For short tutorial videos, Check out this page.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for interesting videos.

Check out our other cool products.

Have a good day!

Thanks for your patience :)

Copy files simultaneously to multiple folders in Windows using Copywhiz

Everyday, we work with hundreds of files. Accessing them, copy-pasting, backing up etc. Copywhiz makes working with files easy and productive.

To help you in your daily file transactions, we have a really handy feature. Copy files to multiple folders (any number). With a special capability to copy files “simultaneously” to up to 10 destinations at once! You can customize this number.

What is Copywhiz?

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & more control over the file copying and backup process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

  • Copy only new or modified files
  • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
  • Automatically organize files based on file attributes and metadata
  • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
  • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
  • Sync files between source and destination
  • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
  • Schedule file backups
  • Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.
An image depicting one of the features of Copywhiz

Copy files to multiple folders at once

By default, Copywhiz will copy files to 5 destinations “simultaneously”. If you want to copy them to up to 10 destinations, go to the ‘General’ tab of Copywhiz Preferences.

Select the number from the drop-down. Copywhiz will copy to up to 10 destinations. If the number of folders are more than 10, Copywhiz copies files sequentially (one destination folder after another).

Steps to copy files to multiple folders:

After you have selected files in Copywhiz, go to the destination folder in File Explorer (Windows Explorer), right-click inside the folder, and choose Copywhiz Paste Advanced.

The Copywhiz window will appear where you can add more destination folders (comma separated). The bottom area of the Copywhiz window allows you to add multiple destination folders.

You can click on the ‘Add’ button to add a folder, click on the pencil icon to easily add or edit multiple items or you can also drag and drop folders inside the bottom area. 

 Here’s a short video depicting this feature:

This feature saves a lot of time and effort. You can copy to network folders and other PCs as well.

You can also schedule automatic file backups and take incremental backups using Copywhiz.

Learn more about Copywhiz. Download the free trial from here.

For short tutorial videos, Check out this page.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more interesting videos.

Check out our other cool products.

Have a good day!

Thanks for your time :)

Add/Remove Copywhiz menu from Windows File Explorer menu

This post is about a feature that will be really useful to people using portable version of Copywhiz and to those who wish to use keyboard shortcuts to copy and paste files in Windows File Explorer using Copywhiz.

You now have the option to enable/disable the Copywhiz menu from appearing in the Windows File Explorer menu.

What is Copywhiz?

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & more control over the file copying and backup process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

  • Copy only new or modified files
  • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
  • Automatically organize files based on file attributes and metadata
  • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
  • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
  • Sync files between source and destination
  • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
  • Schedule file backups
  • Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.
An image depicting one of the features of Copywhiz

Enable/Disable Copywhiz menu in Windows File Explorer menu

To enable/disable Copywhiz menu in Windows File Explorer menu, just run Copywhiz, go to Preferences and check/uncheck the option ‘Show Copywhiz in Windows File Explorer’s menu’.


The Command prompt window will open after you click on ‘OK’. Press the enter key in there and wait.

Really simple!

Learn more about Copywhiz. Download the free trial from here.

For short tutorial videos, Check out this page.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for interesting videos.

Check out our other cool products.

Have a good day!

Thanks for your patience :)

Copywhiz 6 is here!

Hi everybody! 

Happy to announce that we have launched a new version of Copywhiz-Version 6.0! 

Let’s take a look at What’s New in Copywhiz 6.

What is Copywhiz?

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & more control over the file copying and backup process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

  • Copy only new or modified files
  • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
  • Automatically organize files based on file attributes and metadata
  • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
  • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
  • Sync files between source and destination
  • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
  • Schedule file backups
  • Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.

Features Added

The new Copywhiz has made organization of your files simpler and easier than ever before! How?

  1. Organize files based on their attributes:

The biggest addition to Copywhiz is the file Organizer. You can organize files in the destination folder, based on attributes such as name, type, date, size, etc.

You can also easily reorder or delete the order of criteria. There is also a preview option to display the structure before pasting.

The option is available in the ‘Destination’ Tab of the Copywhiz Advanced Settings Window.

2. Organize audio/media files based on their metadata

Another useful feature is for those of you who use .mp3 files on a daily basis. Generally, we keep a lot of mp3 files on our system if we’re fond of music or if our job demands it. But organizing these files is a time-consuming task, particularly if the count is hundreds. 

You can use Copywhiz to organize these mp3 files based on their metadata like song, artist, album, track, etc.

This option is an extension of the Organizer.

3. Sync your source and destination folders

Sync, here means to keep the same set of files in the source and destination folder. Automatically remove a file from the destination folder when it is removed from the source folder.

This feature is used along with the ‘Automatically identify and paste only new and modified files’ feature. The option is available in the ‘General’ Tab of the Advanced Settings Window.

4. Verify data integrity of copied files

To check if all files have been copied successfully without any corruption, we have introduced the option to verify files after they have been copied or transferred from one location to another.

The verification will be visible in the file copy progress box.

5. Copy files to every sub-folder inside the destination folder

We have also added an option to paste a copy of your files to each sub-folder in the destination folder. You may choose to paste them under all sub-folders or all first level sub-folders or all folders having a particular name.


6. Copy files to specific sub-folders in the destination folder

If you don’t want to create a copy of the files in all folders or sub-folders, then you can choose to create a copy in only specific sub-folders.

7. Copy only files created/modified/accessed in the last ‘X’ days

This feature is a step forward in selective file copy. Now you can choose to paste only those files that have been created, modified or accessed in the last ‘X’ days. You can specify any number of days.

8. Paste files to up to 10 destinations at once

Lot of our users had asked for this feature and we have answered the request. You can now paste files simultaneously to up to 5-10 destinations at a time.

This will make copying files to multiple destinations much faster.

9. Disable the Copywhiz menu in the Windows File Explorer menu

Many users did not want Copywhiz menu to appear in the Windows File Explorer menu. They prefer to use keyboard shortcuts to copy and paste files using Copywhiz.

So we have offered the option to disable the Copywhiz menu in the Windows File Explorer menu. You can enable it again anytime later from the General Tab of Preferences menu.

10. Better organization of Copywhiz features

We have changed the view of the Advanced Settings Tab and the various features are split into three different tabs based on their functionality.

This will make it easier to find a particular option instead of searching for it.

Hope this new Copywhiz proves useful and help you work conveniently.

Do let us know what you feel about these new features. We are constantly listening and improving.

Download Copywhiz from here, if you still haven’t. We have 7 day fully functional free trial. Upgrade to Copywhiz 6 if you already have Copywhiz. Contact us for more details.

Do follow our YouTube Channel where we upload interesting videos of Copywhiz.

Have a good day!

Thank you.

Organize music/media files inside folders based on metadata

If you’re someone who has a lot of music or audio files on your system, this post is definitely for you.

Organizing these mp3 files is no easy task. It takes a lot of time and effort, which is why we don’t do it often in the first place. 

But don’t worry. Copywhiz has a solution for this! What is it? Keep reading in order to find out.

What is Copywhiz?

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & more control over the file copying and backup process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

  • Copy only new or modified files
  • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
  • Automatically organize files based on file attributes and metadata
  • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
  • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
  • Sync files between source and destination
  • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
  • Schedule file backups
  • Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.

Organize mp3 files based on their metadata

Metadata is basically the identifying information associated with your song, such as the song title, artist, composers, title of the album, year released, track number, genre, etc.

Using Copywhiz, you can organize your audio files in folders, based on these metadata. Not just one, you can create a folder structure with multiple metadata.

Here is a short video that depicts it perfectly:

1. After you select your files in Copywhiz, go to the destination folder and Choose ‘Copywhiz -> Paste Advanced’.

2. The Copywhiz main window will open. Choose the Advanced Settings Tab from there.

3. Go to the Destination Tab and choose the ‘Organize files inside folders based on name, type, date, etc.’ option.

4. Open the Organizer window. Choose ‘metadata’ from the file property drop-down. You can also add multiple criteria and easily reorder, update or remove the criteria.

There is also a Preview option so you can view the structure before pasting.

5. Click on OK and Paste Now.

To conclude

You would have realized how handy this feature is. Saves a lot of time and effort and is also very easy to use.

You can also schedule automatic file backups and take incremental backups using Copywhiz.

Learn more about Copywhiz. Download the free trial from here.

For short tutorial videos, Check out this page.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for interesting videos.

Check out our other cool products.

Have a good day!

Thanks for your time :)