GiPo@FileUtilities is a software suite that comprises five separate applications for managing various types of files on your computer. It addresses all users who want to take better care of their workstation.
Select the components that you want to deploy on your system
During the installation procedure you can select the components to install, as follows: MoveOnBoot copies, moves, renames and deletes files/folders at the next system startup; DirMonitor tracks all changes in the file system and reports them to file; ReadTest checks files/folders for read errors; Mount deals with mounting/unmounting virtual drives; HardLink manages UNIX-like hardlinks to files on NTFS volumes.
At the end of the setup operation, you can manage configuration preferences regarding the GUI language as well as Windows Shell integration.
Step-by-step approach and MoveOnBoot feature
Each application has a wizard-like layout, making the task creation process very simple. When it comes to MoveOnBoot, you can point out a file/folder, select the operation to trigger at the next Windows boot (copy, rename/move, or delete), and write the new target location or file name if necessary.
Working with DirMonitor
In case of DirMonitor, you can create a new settings list by specifying a folder and by configuring some options. Thus, you can make the app check files in the subdirectories too, set a file filter and pick the types of modifications to keep under observation (e.g. file/folder name, file attribute or size changes), which shall be further noted in an HTML report. Plus, you can trigger an action on the event in question, namely running a program, opening a document or writing a starting location.
Enabling the ReadTest tool
The ReadTest app requires you to add a folder, include the checkup of subdirectories in the test, and set a file filter, before submitting the respective item to an HTML report. These settings can be saved to file for further projects. The report shows the total errors, total read size and number of files, together with the average speed.
Mount and unmount drives
With the help of Mount, you can mount and unmount drives, as well as create or delete a virtual drive. These are standard operations that don't differ from other specialized software. It is also possible to make the drive remount or the virtual drive resubstitute at logon, and to open its Explorer location when the task is done.
Last but not least, if you access HardLink, you can specify a file on an NTFS volume and create a hard link to it on the same type of volume, by simply establishing a destination file name (SYS format).
A reliable file management suite
All the aforementioned tools include a help file for clueless users; they are very light on the system resources, using minimum CPU and memory. We have not come across any errors throughout our evaluation, since the apps did not hang, crash or display error notifications. All in all, GiPo@FileUtilities integrates some powerful yet easy-to-use tools for managing files on the computer with minimum effort.