The procedure in brief: finefiles will examine all files in specified folders or on a disc. What exactly happens with the files (the “Configuration”) is defined in three sections: input-, inspection- and case action section. finefiles uses predefined “Rules”, "Actions" and "Cases" - commands consisting of simple English words which describe what happens. After finishing the configuration you start the so-called “Process”, where the files in a specified target are examined using this configuration.
The main (or console) window was designed to look like a classic display device for system administration messages with black background and
white fixed typo. The reason for choosing this design was that this kind of view is very suitable for programs that process files and it is well known by PC users. It features a configurable display memory where you can browse through using a
scrollbar or the keyboard. The window is fully sizable, even if a process is running. The content is saved and restored next time, it allows you to view the results of processes run before.
As mentioned above, the configuration process is divided into three sub-sections. To mark the three sections, the configuration process follows the strict color scheme of orange, gray and white. The finished configuration is stored in “profiles”, please follow the guided tour part 1 for how to create a new profile. The whole configuration process is handled in one sizeable window (the so-called Config Process window or “UniConfig”) which provides a complete overview of what happens.
Input section (orange): In the input section you define how to select the files to process with a set of rules and actions. All files that do not match these rules are skipped. All dialogs are colored with orange elements.
Inspection section (gray): In the inspection section you define what should be inspected for the selected files and here you gather specific information to be reviewed later. The inspection can result in a true or false state. All dialogs are colored with dark gray elements.
Case action section (white): In the case action section you define actions to be taken for a specific case. Possible cases are the result of the “Inspection Section” or the registers for example. All dialogs are colored using white elements. Here some more screenshots...
1 | You would like to get a list of all video files which are in 720p HD format and have a duration of 90 minutes and above. After the process has finished, double click a found file to view the video.
Some screenshots showing the appearance of the current finefiles release
You’ll find information on how to install the program and which files are created and managed on the installation page
If you have questions about the program or would like to submit a bug please contact me using the contact page or firstname.lastname@example.org
The regular version of finefiles is freeware. YouŽll find the complete licence agreement on the imprint page.