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Re: DropIt - Move subfolder

#1471 Post by TE7 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:15 pm

divinity666 wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:24 pm

Welcome and thanks for working with DropIt that long and hopefully you keep continuing doing so!
TE7 wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:16 pm
I installed portable version 7.0 (replaced numbers in current download link) and it works as expected using the same settings.
I'm not sure if something changed in functinality or this is a bug. Either way I'm happy now having Dropit woring the way it sed to be.
To be honest, I can't tell you either. Could you provide your profile.ini with your applying ruleset? Then I could try checking that out.

Best regards
Attached is Default.ini file which works perfectly fine with version 7 and doesn't work with the latest version.
I think that folder monitoring feature might not be workih the way it used to. I'm using it on Win10 computer if that information is important.
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Re: DropIt

#1472 Post by bszen27 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:11 am

Hello. I wanted to suggest simply making the order of the association list the way to handle priority rather than just a star. Right now I have 3 associations that need to be run in a specific order, but the software doesn't allow for that. Not a big deal, but seems like a logical way to handle priority.

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Re: DropIt

#1473 Post by shlackbaum » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:03 pm

Hi there.
GREAT Application. Thank you so much for this.
I've got some troubles with folders and subfolders sorting.
1) I am categorizing my Downloads folder, so that any file that is downloaded will me moved to a specific folder inside the Downloads folder. I am tring to make rules for that, but monitoring system starts to check not just files in Downloads folder, but all the files in all subfolders (which is NOT the way things are planned=).
So i am trying to include some instruction to my association list that will tell the app to search for files with correct extensions but NOT to look in subfolders.
2) At the same time i have a rule to move all the folders in Downloads folder in the "Folder" folder inside the Downloads folder (but only if the folder name is NOT one of the folder that a created as specific for files of chosen extensions). The rule works, but the subfolder problem maybe in som conflict with it?

P.S. I've tried the trick from http://www.dropitproject.com/dokuwiki/d ... an_folders:
"If you want to ignore subfolders of monitored folders, you can select “Always process folders and not scan them” from Options (“Main” tab) and add the following association as the only one for folders"
but it doesn't seem to help. Every time i drag all folders to DropIt icon (or start a monitoring session with 10 sec interval) - DropIt says that it has to check 10 GB of Data - and that tells me that created rules are not entirelly correct.

Can someone tell what is the problem?

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Re: DropIt

#1474 Post by v7line » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:21 pm

Hi all,

First of all, huge thanks to the developers! The software helps us a lot for renaming word (.doc) documents based on specific contents in the file. We are now trying to do the same for .pdf files (i.e. renaming files based on specific contents) but the files are always skipped, whatever we tried. From search I get conflicting answers on whether DropIt can process the contents of pdf or not. Could someone please indicate if DropIt can do this? Thanks a lot in advance.

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Re: DropIt

#1475 Post by chris2244 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:16 pm


I am new to DropIt, and am astonished at how useful it has already been. Thank you to those who developed it, and to those who - as I read through the posts on this forum - seem to respond so quickly with suggestions/solutions. Here is my question (apologies in advance if it's been answered in any of the preceding 1400+ posts).

I want to rename a pdf file, using a text string within the pdf file. The string will always take the exact form "Approval confirmation reference *****" in which the five asterisks represent a sequence of five numbers. I would like to rename the file as Approval confirmation reference 12345.pdf

If I filter for the first three words of text in the string I can, using:


achieve a filename of: Approval confirmation reference.pdf

Is it possible somehow to recognise the five numbers which follow the three-word text string?

I hope this is clear



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regex case conversion in dropit

#1476 Post by progser » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:50 am

i'm beginner for regular expression and i hope help for that question: the syntax of the regex inside dropit is:

regex (p1, r1)

p1 = regex pattern
r1 = regex replacement pattern

the regex that I have created is made this way

regex(\d?\dx\d\d \p{Ll},)

I would want to convert the lowercase character (\p{Ll}) in uppercase and to leave the other as it is
I don't succeed in understanding as he does, I don't succeed in returning the same regex of origin converting only the lowercase character after the space in uppercase

What is the syntax for the regex replacement pattern?


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regex case conversion in dropit

#1477 Post by progser » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:01 am

any help?
I accept any suggestion

exactly I look for the syntax for the regex case conversion inside dropit

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