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Wildcard character can be used to substitute for any other character or characters in a file name.

The Wildcards Tools window has a few commands that are dedicated to perform file tasks on files with use of wildcard.

 

To perform files task using wildcards please click on the Wildcards button located at Main toolbar > Manager tab  > Tools group > Tools menu

At the main software ribbon bar new page with commands will be shown:

 

 

This window has the following controls:

 

Wildcard

Wildcard is a special character that is used to search for files that matches your search criteria.

Usually it is an asterix symbol (*).

In our program you do not need to enter this * symbol, it is enough to enter just your search term.

Here into this text box you can enter your search criteria, which may be a character, a word or just a file extension.

You may not use any special characters like / \

 

When you run a file command available on this window then only those files that matches your search criteria will be processed .

This text box has also a drop down history list, where from you can choose previous entry.

 

Action


 

Copy

This command will copy all files that matches your search criteria from selected folders to destination File Browser

 

Move

This command will move all files that matches your search criteria from selected folders to destination File Browser

 

Delete

This command will delete all files that matches your search criteria from selected folders

Recycle Bin

This command will send all files that matches your search criteria from selected folders to Recycle Bin

 

Select

Selects all files in the active File Browser that matches your search criteria

 

Filter

Sets the active File Browser's file filter, only those files that matches your criteria will be shown in current File Browser window

This is a check mark button, if checked the File browser will be filtered until you uncheck this button or your session end.

Does not work with Windows File Browser yet

Options


 

Folders source

The wildcard tools works only with folders and with files within them!
It does not work on selected single files. If you need to work on single files you can simply select and process them manually and you do not need this tool to use.

 

Here you can choose source folders mode:
 

Work with browser's directory

If this option is selected then all wildcard file commands will work on all folders and files located in current File Browser's main directory
As always main folder is shown in the path label at the top of the File Browser view:

Work with selected folders

If this option is selected then all wildcard file commands will work on all folders and files that are selected in File Browser

 

Recursive

If checked then wildcard file commands will work also on files inside  sub-folders of selected folders.

Checking this option will enable to work with a lot of files at once. If this mode is unchecked you will work only with selected and visible folders only.

 

Close
Closes the Wildcards page