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Classifying Specific File Types or File Categories

DiskSorter provides the user with the ability to classify specific types of files or file groups according to the specified file matching rules. For example, the user may classify files with the file size more than 10 MB that were last modified during a specified period of time.

File Classification Rules

In order to add one or more file matching rules, open the file classification profile dialog, select the 'Rules' tab and press the 'Add' button. On the 'Rules' dialog select an appropriate rule type and specify all the required parameters.

File Classification Rules Date

During the file classification process, DiskSorter will process input directories and apply the specified file matching rules to all the existing files. Files not matching the specified rules will be skipped from the file classification process and the file classification results will contain the user-selected files only.

Classify Files By User Name or Group Name

In multi-user environments, DiskSorter provides the ability to classify files by the user name, group name and domain name. For example, in order to classify files owned by a specific user, open the file classification command options dialog, select the 'Rules' tab, select the 'Search Files With User Name' and enter the user name to search for.

DiskSorter Classify Files By User Name

In addition to the positive file matching rules, DiskSorter provides negative file matching rules allowing one to exclude files matching the specified criteria. For example, in order to exclude all files owned by any member of the 'Administrators' user group, open the file classification command options dialog, select the 'Rules' tab, select the 'Search Files With Group Name', set the rule operator to 'Not Equal' and enter the 'Administrators' group name.

DiskSorter Classify Files By User Group

One of the most powerful features of the DiskSorter file matching rules is the ability to combine multiple types of rules allowing one to precisely select which files should be classified and which files should be excluded from the file classification process. For example, the user can configure a file classification command to classify all files which were created or modified during the last week, owned by regular users, but excluding all files owned by Administrators.