A program that sorts files based on various attributes from the (currently only windows) context menu.
What is freshen?
A program that sorts files based on various attributes from the windows context menu. Simply install the program and your context menu will have an added
Sort Files entry.
Nothing complicated, it gets the job done.
What is the context menu?
The context menu is the option menu created from right clicking, such as:
Install from PyPI
First, install the pip package
pip install freshen-sorter
Install the dependencies:
pip install pyyaml pip install context_menu
and run the following command to install to the context menu. This requires administrator permissions.
And you're done!
To uninstall, simply run:
Installing from Source files
Download the latest release from the repository.
Unzip the folder to a location where it won't be moved.
Made to be simple! No complicated command lines needed.
1. Install the required files.
2. Right click on the background of any Directory
3. Go to the
Sort Files option and selected the desired organizer.
There are four different options to organize files.
Sort by File Type
Probably the most useful organizer. Sorts each file into a folder based on the
config/filegroups.yml file. The file already comes with the most common file extensions for each type of file(pictures, videos, etc.)
As mentioned earlier, the
Sort by File Type uses the
filegroups.yml to determine organization. This file can be manually changed to change the desired output, and the organization is quite straightforward.
# Audio Files audio: - aif - cda - mid - midi - mp3 - mpa - ogg - wav - wma - wpl # Archive files archives: - 7z - arj - deb - pkg - rar - rpm - tar.gz - z - zip # etc.
You can either change the
filegroups.yml file in the
src directory and use the files built from the
src folder, or if you already have the built files you can directly change the file in the
dist directory. The context menu reads the file every time it is ran, so it will instantly update.
Sort by extension
Quite straightforward. Sorts each file into folders exclusively based on their extension.
Sort by Date
The only option that uses a cascading context menu(nested menus).
Sorts each file by the DATE MODIFIED attribute of the file. Has three options:
Sorts up to the Day modified. Takes into account the year, month, and day.
shortcuts ├── _2019-05-16 ├── _2019-05-19 ├── _2019-05-24 └── _2019-06-28
Sorts up to the Month modified. Takes into account the year and month.
shortcuts ├── _2019-05 └── _2019-06
Sorts up to the Year modified. Takes into account only the year. '
shortcuts └── _2019
The only option that isn't actually a sort. Recursively moves every file of every subdirectory from the current location to the current location. Useful for getting rid of unnecessary folders and flattening out a directory. For example:
dummies ├── Others │ └── database.accdb ├── audio │ ├── _2019-12-06 │ │ └── music.mp3 │ └── _2019-12-28 │ └── music_.mp3 ├── documents │ ├── _docx │ │ ├── document.docx │ │ ├── essay.docx │ │ └── grades.docx │ └── _txt │ └── notes.txt ├── executables │ └── test.py └── videos └── video.mp4
Would be converted to:
dummies ├── database.accdb ├── document.docx ├── essay.docx ├── grades.docx ├── music.mp3 ├── music_.mp3 ├── notes.txt ├── test.py └── video.mp4
BE VERY CAREFUL USING THIS! It is easy to permanently ruin a directory or files, especially if something relies on a specific folder tree, for example the windows directory.
If you are working with the source files do NOT move the files after running
reginstall.py as it might cause the code to be unstable. The registry points to the absolute path of the files when installed and does not update.
Files shouldn't be deleted or corrupted, as they haven't through all my testing so far. But keep in mind anything is possible, and if you data is THAT important you should probably back it up somewhere. Keep in mind I am NOT responsible for any damages that may arise from this program. Use it at your own risk.
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This project is licensed under the terms of the MIT license.
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