Copy, Rename, Move, and Delete Files and Folders Managing Files and Folders

 

The File and Folder Operation allows you to copy, move, rename, delete files and folders of the users. Desktop Central File and Folder Operation Configuration enables you to copy/move/delete files for several users from central location.

Step 1: Name the Configuration

Provide a name and description for the File and Folder Operation configuration.

Step 2: Define Configuration

You can perform the following actions:

Copy Files and Folder

To copy files and folders, select the Copy tab and specify the following values:

Parameter

Description

Select Action Type

Select the Action from any of the following:

  • Copy a File - To copy a file from one location to another
  • Copy a File to a Folder - To copy a file from one location to a specified folder
  • Copy Multiple Files - To copy multiple files to a specified folder
  • Copy a Folder - To copy a folder from one location to another

Source File

Specify the file that has to be copied. The file can either be in a shared location or in the specified location in the client machines.

Destination File

Specify the destination location with the file name.

Destination Folder

Specify the destination folder to copy the files/folders.

Include Read Only Files

Select this option, if you wish to copy the files even if it has only read-only permissions

Include System Files

Select this option if you wish to copy the system files.

Include Hidden Files

Select this option if you wish to copy the hidden files.

Overwrite Existing Files

Select this option to overwrite the existing files.

Create Destination Directory if doesn't Exist

Select this option to create the destination directory, if it does not exist.

Include Sub Folders

Select this option, if you wish to copy sub folders or the files within the sub folders.

Continue on Error

While copying multiple files or folders, specify whether to continue, if any error is encountered while copying.

Choose file modification time

Specify the file or folder modification time. Files that meet the specified criteria will only be copied.

Connect using Credentials

To copy Files/Folders across Domains or amongst Workgroup computers, you need to specify a credential that has access to the source Files/Folders.

 

If you wish to copy more files/folders, click Add More Action button and repeat step 2. The values gets added to the List of File Actions table.

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Rename/Move Files and Folders

To rename or move the files and folders, select the Rename/Move tab and specify the following values:

Parameter

Description

Select Action Type

Select the Action from any of the following:

  • Rename/Move a file
  • Rename/Move a folder

Source File/Folder

Specify the file or the folder that has to be copied

Destination File/Folder

Specify the destination file or the folder.

 

If you wish to copy more files/folders, click Add More Action button and repeat step 2. The values gets added to the List of File Actions table.

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Delete Files and Folders

To delete the files and folders, select the Delete tab and specify the following values:

Parameter

Description

Select Action Type

Select the Action from any of the following:

  • Delete a File
  • Delete Multiple Files
  • Delete a Folder

Source File

Specify the files/folders that has to be deleted

Include Read Only Files

Select this option, if you wish to delete the read-only files

Include System Files

Select this option, if you wish to delete the system files

Include Hidden Files

Select this option, if you wish to delete the hidden files.

Include Sub Folders

Select this option, if you wish to delete the sub folders or the files within the sub folders.

Continue on Error

While deleting multiple files or folders, specify whether to continue, if any error is encountered while deleting.

 

If you wish to copy more files/folders, click Add More Action button and repeat step 2. The values gets added to the List of File Actions table.

To modify a file action from the List of File Actions table, select the appropriate row and click icon and change the required values.

To delete a file action from the List of File Actions table, select the appropriate row and click icon.  

Step 3: Define Target

Using  the Defining Targets procedure, define the targets for deploying the File and Folder Operation Configuration.

Step 4: Deploy Configuration

Click the Deploy button to deploy the defined File and Folder Operation Configuration in the defined targets. The configuration will take effect during the next user logon.

To save the configuration as draft, click Save as Draft.

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See also : Managing Configurations and Collections, Viewing Configuration Reports, Defining Targets
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