The Simulation feature provides a way of checking the results of a sorting process without any file system items being modified; the Simulate mode makes absolutely no changes to the system.


  • Results List
  • The results of the simulation process.

    The Original column shows the full path and filename of the original source file, and the New column shows its new location and its (possible new) filename.

    • Right-Click Context Menu
    • Right-clicking on an item within the simluation list will display a context menu that provides additional options.

      • Open File
      • Launches the original source file (if it's an executable) or opens the file using the system's default program for that specific file type.

      • Open Folder
      • Opens the original source directory that contains the selected item within the system's default directory handling program (typically Windows Explorer).

      • Exclude this from future processing
      • Adds the selected item to the Source Item's Ignore list as an ignored rule so it will be skipped next time the profile is processed.

  • Item Information
  • The right-most panel contains metadata ("information on the information") for the selected item.

  • Simulate Delete Copy ModeDefault: disabled
  • Enabling this merely changes the layout of the columns so that there is just one and it is labelled Deleted Files. This makes it easier to visualise the results of a Delete copy mode; no functional changes are made.

  • Export
  • Displays a list of formats to export the results to; allows the easy manipulation of the results in another application. A message will only be shown if there was an error during export, otherwise the export was successful.

    • Tab-Separated Values
    • Creates a UTF-8 text file containing all of the items within the simulation list. The first "column" contains the full path and filename of the original (source) file, followed by a tab character, and then ending with the simulated full path and filename of the destination.

      The first line of the file contains the fields; at the time of writing the fields are: oldfile,newfile

  • Filtering
  • You can enter text to filter the results by within the Filter textbox. Case insensitive.

    The filtering is performed in realtime while typing; if you would prefer a delay after typing (eg. for performance reasons), then you can change the filtering delay via the Settings - Advanced area by changing the FilterDelay property value.

    • Filter FieldDefault: OldPathAndFilename
    • The field to performing filter upon.

    Tip for Technical Users

    The filtering uses a String.Contains() which checks to see if the entered text is contained within any of the Simulation results.

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.

  • F10
  • Shows or hides the Item Information panel.

  • Ctrl+D
  • This is the keyboard equivalent of clicking on the Simulate Delete Copy Mode button.

  • Ctrl+E
  • This is the keyboard equivalent of clicking on the Export button.

  • Ctrl+M
  • This is the keyboard equivalent of clicking on the The Profile's Mode is set to Simulation, which can be changed via the Step 2 - Destination section link.

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