The Destination window allows you to specify multiple locations to mirror all processed items to.

All locations specified and are checkmarked will have any items that are processed into the main destination also copied to their location. All modifiers and overwrite rules are applied to mirrored locations.


Multiple destinations is only available if the current Copy Mode is set to Copy.
This will be changed in a future version.

For Technical Users

FileSieve fully processes mirrored items and does not simply copy items from the main destination to the mirror locations; all rules and processing options are applied.

Items are processed to each mirror location in-turn directly after an item has been processed into its main destination.

General Settings

  • ToolBar
    • Add
    • Adds a new destination location.

      All items that are processed into the main destination will also be mirrored to this location, including any created sub-directories.

    • Remove
    • Removes the selected destinations.

    • Purge
    • Scans the list and removes any directories that don't exist on disk.

      Only items that are enabled (have a checkmark) will be checked; unchecked will be ignored for purging. The log window will contain the number of items that were purged, if any.

  • Destination List
  • The list of destinations. Unchecking (removing the tick) from a destination will disable mirroring to that destination.

  • Destination Properties
    • Name
    • The name of the destination item. This is used purely so you can tell at-a-glance what the destination item is; it does not affect processing in any meaningful way.

    • Path
    • The location of the destination item. Processed items will be mirrored from the main destination during processing to this location if a valid path is set and the item within the list is checkmarked (ticked).

Keyboard Shortcuts

Unless stated otherwise, these keyboard shortcuts are global to the entire window; pressing them regardless of which control is active will cause them to trigger.

  • F1, Help
  • Displays this page of the documentation.

  • Ctrl+V
  • This is the keyboard equivalent of dragging and dropping folder(s) into the main list.

    Folders copied to the clipboard and text containing the path of a folder are both supported.

  • Ctrl+Alt+P
  • This is the keyboard equivalent of clicking on the Path folder dialog selector.

  • Ctrl+D, Alt+D, Delete
  • These are the keyboard equivalents of clicking on the Delete toolbar button.

  • F5
  • Refreshes the list.

  • F12
  • This is the keyboard equivalent of clicking on the Close button.