The Big Mean Folder Machine makes it easy to organize huge file collections.
The assistant-style interface walks you through the decision process and allows you to create multi-level folder hierarchies and populate them with your digital photos, music, movies or document files. Conversely it also allows to merge the files from multiple folder hierarchies into a single folder. It can also split large file collections into batches of a pre-determined size, for instance for backing them up to CD/DVD or tape.
The Big Mean Folder Machine's database-backed 64-bit processing engine takes care of all the complications that make doing this manually a nightmare. It reads shooting date information from digital photo files (JPEG/Exif and all RAW camera formats supported by Mac OS X), track information from MP3/AAC music files, file creation/ modification dates and file sizes. It takes care of file name conflicts and eliminates manual errors.
Before doing anything at all, it allows you to preview the results to make sure that everything is just perfect. By default, "The Big Mean Folder Machine" always makes copies of your original files rather than moving them, but you can of course also tell it to move existing files to save space and time.
Once you have found your own bespoke file organization, you can save your settings into a separate "droplet" application and re-apply the changes quickly.
The Big Mean Folder Machine is an essential tool for anyone working with large file collections, including digital photographers, music enthusiasts, content creation, post-production or other creative professionals, system administrators, ...