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Create Folder Based on Filename and Move File Automatically With Files 2 Folder

If you have many files that each needs to be moved into its own folder, it takes time to do it one by one manually. Meet Files 2 Folder, a free Windows application that lets you right-click on a file to create a folder which is named based on its filename and then automatically move the file into the folder. Nice and quick.

files2folder context menu


  • Create folder based on filename and move the file into it afterwards.
  • Move multiple files into a folder with a custom name.
  • Create folders based on file extensions and then move the files accordingly.
  • Register and unregister its shell extension easily.

How to Install

  • Extract the ZIP file.
  • Right-click on Files2Folder.exe and select “Run as administrator”.
  • Click “Yes” to register the shell extension.
  • Click “OK” to confirm.
  • Done.

To uninstall, open the folder where you extracted Files 2 Folder, right-click on “Files 2 Folder – Unregister shell extension” file and select “Run as administrator”. Note that this file is automatically created only after the shell extension is registered.

The application handles individual file and multiple files differently. For individual file, you can simply right-click on it, select “Files 2 Folder” item from the context-menu, and the file will be moved instantly to a new folder which is automatically created based on the filename.

For multiple files, the following box appears, offering more options in handling the files.

files2folder options

Choose the option you need and hit the OK button to apply it.

I personally wish it could remember the last checked option in the box. For instance, if I choose the second option—to move files to individual folders—I want it to remember that option so that the next time the box appears I can just hit the OK button to perform the same task. Still, it’s already a great tool just the way it is now.

Version tested: Files 2 Folder 1.1.3 | Homepage
Supported OS: Windows XP or later. Under Windows Vista and Windows 7, you must run this in administrator mode or it will not work.

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