My Downloads folder is almost always a cluttered mess. Files of all types get downloaded and soon enough the folder is unsorted and untidy. The same is the case with many other folders of mine and I am sure you face the same problem with some of your computer folders. One way to prevent this clutter would be to timely sort the files yourself and avoid the clutter from piling up. But a more convenient way is offered by an app called “PsychoFolder” that makes the process easier by automating it.
PsychoFolder is a free to use desktop freeware application for Windows computers. The app requires your Windows to have NET Framework 4.0 installed on your computer. The app comes in an EXE installation file that has a size lesser than 100 KB. Once you have the application installed, it will ask for a local folder to monitor. After you point towards the folder, the app will run in the background and its red icon will be visible in the System Tray. The first run will result in a balloon notification like in the image below.
The app will manage the folder through its set rules. You can right click on the red icon of the app to open the existing rules list and modify it to define your own set of rules.
The rules of the application are stored in an XML file. You can open the file up with a text editor such as Notepad and edit the file text to set your own rules.
Format of the code dictates that you first name your rule, then identify the file extension it shall be enacted upon, and then type in your command e.g. running the file with a program, moving it into some other file folder.
Once you have the right rules setup, managing your folders automatically would no longer be a problem.
You can check out PsychoFolder @ code.google.com/p/psychofolder