Is the trial limited in any way?

The trial period is 30 days, but it isn't limited in features

If you want to continue using File Juggler after the 30th day, you must pay.

After 30 days become a little annoying and start telling you that you should buy it, if you want to keep using it. But it won't stop working at any point, and is not limited in features.

Can File Juggler manage folders?

No, File Juggler only handles files, not complete folders

I have done some work on this feature, but decided not to go on with it at this point. It’s a big feature that requires many fundemental changes to File Juggler, and currently i’d like to prioritise other features.

It’s still a good idea, and gets suggested from time to time. I’ll like to get back to it later.

How often does File Juggler look for changes in a folder?

File Juggler subscribes to notifications about changes in folders. This means it reacts almost instantly.

It does not scan folders at regular intervals, except in situations where it cannot subscribe to these notifications, like network locations.

Can i backup or move rules to another computer?

There's no built in import/export feature yet, but you can do it manually.

Take a look at this folder (replace your user name):

You will find a Config.xml file. You can copy this file to same location on another computer with FJ installed.

If you need to merge one computers rules with anothers, you will need to edit the configuration files and copy each <rule> segment to the other file, to create one with all rules. It's rather simple if you are just a little familiar with XML, and not to hard even if you are not.

The import/export feature is on my todo list.

File Juggler can't find anything in my PDF files?

It might be that you need to run an OCR program in the files.

The OCR program will convert the scanned image into text so they are searchable for File Juggler and other programs.

I found a comparison of 5 free ocr programs here:

Does File Juggler support Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive?

Yes, if you install the windows software for the service you use.

File Juggler doesn't support Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive directly, but if you install the windows software for these services they will create a folder on your computer that automatically mirrors to the cloud. File Juggler can read, write and monitor this folder just like any other folder.

Can I use File Juggler on more than one computer with one license?

Yes, if you are the only person using the computer.

The File Juggler license is valid for either:

  • A single user on multiple computers


  • A single computer with multiple users

So if the computers are used by you only, you can install it on more than one computer, fx. a laptop and a desktop.

Upgrading from 1.x to 2.x

The configuration files are not compatible between version 1 and 2, so you wont be able to upgrade your configuration automatically.

If you don't need any of the new features in 2.0, there's no problem in staying with 1.3.

File Juggler 2.0 will install and run separately from 1.3, so you will not lose any data when upgrading and you can switch back easily.

If you have many rules I suggest you consider if you can use the wordlist or dictionary features in v. 2.0 to simplify your setup: using wordlists and dictionaries.


I usually reply to File Juggler email every tuesday.

I work a regular full time job the other days, so it's not always possible to find time for support during these days. Thanks for your patience.

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