Method: DateStamp

Sort files into directories based on their date stamp or age.

  • Create Folders Based on Name Mask
  • Files will be placed in folders that are named after the datestamp on the files, using the entered Name Mask.

    • The format to use for the name of created folders.

      You can use the \ path separator character to place items in nested directories.

      Clicking on the percentage symbol button to the right of the Name Mask textbox will display the list of available supported codes.


      The selected code from the menu will appear at the position of the caret; if any text is selected within the textbox, it will be replaced.

    • Format using leading zeroes for each date componentDefault: enabled
    • If enabling this, month and day values will be formatted to always be two digits. For example, a month value of 2 (February) will become 02.

    • Example
    • This displays a live example of the currently-entered Name Mask.

  • Files Older than Target Date
  • Selecting this mode will place files into the destination that have a date and time older than the specified Target Date/Time. Files with a newer date and time will be ignored.

    • Date FieldDefault: creation date
    • Determines which date and time field to use for checking if a file is older or newer than the Target Date/Time.

      • Creation Date
      • This is the date and time the file was created.

      • Last Access Time
      • This is the date and time the file was last accessed, either for reading or writing.


        The Last Access Time field may not be available on all file systems or editions of Windows. This is because setting the Last Access date and time information when a file is being accessed by the operating system can significantly important file system performance and is so typically disabled.

      • Last Write Time
      • This is the date and time the file was last written to.

    • Target Date/Time
    • The target date and time the comparison should be made with. This is exclusive, meaning the date/time check will be done before this value (if Mode is set to Files Older than Target Date), or after this value (if Mode is set to Files Newer than Target Date) - but not on this date/time.

    • Place in Folder Named
    • This is the location for processed files that have successfully matched the selected Mode.

      It can be left blank to have processed files placed directly into the root of the profile's destination location.

  • Files Newer than Target Date
  • This works in the same way as Files Older than Target Date, but it will only process items that have a date/time the same or newer than the specified target date.

  • Catch-All
  • If, for any reason, the date stamp information was not available for a file, enabling this will place the file into a directory named after the Directory Name textbox.

    • Directory NameDefault: _nodatestamps
    • The name of the directory files should be placed into if there were any problems during processing.

    • Ignore Instead
    • Enabling this option will instead ignore any files that couldn't be processed correctly (that is, their date stamp information could not be obtained) and leave them in their original source location(s).