Standard file operations


This is a basic example of how to move files with File Juggler.

Any .docx document in Incoming will be moved to Documents.

You can also use the contents of documents to organize files.

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Click the cog button to reveal extra settings for the move command.

Remove folder if empty

When the file is moved, the folder that contains it is removed, if it is empty. This leaves no empty folders behind.

Maintain subfolder structure

If you monitor Documents and all folders, and a file is moved from Documents\Folder 1, it will be moved to Target folder\Folder 1.

Overwrite existing file

If the file already exists at the target position, the existing file will be overwritten.

Rename new file

If the file already exists at the target position, the new file will be added a number, leaving both the original and new file.


If the file already exists at the target position, it will do nothing.

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This example will copy all Word documents in the Incoming folder to the Backup folder.

File Juggler will only copy the same file once, unless it is modified.

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In this example we copy all files in Incoming and its subfolders.

I've checked Maintain subfolder structure, so files in Incoming\Subfolder is placed in Backup\Subfolder.

I've also checked Overwrite existing file.

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This example will rename word documents to "word document" - very basic, but not very useful.

Like move and copy you can specify how File Juggler should handle existing files with the same name. Click the cog for options.

Use the variables to make useful names for files. This example will add the file creation date to the file name.

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Here we use use a word list to extract a customer name from a document, and rename the document with the customer name and the current date.