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Managing Files and Folders

 

The File and Folder Operation allows you to copy, move, rename, delete files and folders in computers. Desktop Central File and Folder Operation Configuration enables you to copy/move/delete files for several computers 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 for HTTP :

  • Files
  • Files as archive
  • Select the Action from any of the following for network share:

    • 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 Folder

Specify the destination location to copy the files/folders.

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.

Modified, Created, Accessed

Select this option to specify the modified, created or accessed details of the file/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.

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.

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 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.

Modified, Created, Accessed

Select this option to specify the modified, created or accessed details of the file/folder.

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 system startup.

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