Two panels filemanagement

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Virtual Folders

A new feature in WinNc are the virtual folders. They are similar to the Windows 7 libraries. Within a virtual folder, files or folder can be 'copied' which will create a 'link' to the copied files


Thus within a virtual folder a collection files and folders from different sources can be made. This can be used for:

- Creating an archive

- Browsing similar files from different sources

- Synchronizing


Create a new virtual folder:

- In the drive toolbar click on 'Virtual'

- Double click on 'New...' item in the panel

- Give the folder a name

- Browse in the new virtual folder

- Drag items from the other panel into the virtual folder.


How do I...

Q: How do I Copy files? A: Follow these steps, or try our animated tutorial

Set the source directory in one panel, and the target in the other Select the files you want to copy, either with Insert or the mouse (Ctrl+Click) Press F5 or click the Copy button You may now change the destination directory Click OK The files will now be copied


Q: How do I pack files with ZIP? A: Follow these steps, or try our animated tutorial

Select the files you want to pack, either with Insert or the mouse (Ctrl+Click) Select Files - Pack from the menu, or press F12 Choose the packer you want to use. ZIP is built in Click OK The final archive file appears in the target pane

Q: How do I unpack files? A: Follow these steps, or try our animated tutorial

Open the archive file with ENTER. Select the files you want to unpack, either with Insert or the mouse (Ctrl+Click) Press F5 or click the Copy button Click OK The unpacked files appear in the target pane There is also a second way to unpack files: Place the cursor on an archive. You may also select multiple archives. Chose Files - Unpack You can decide to unpack only specific files, e.g. *.txt Click OK All selected archives will be unpacked to the target directory


Q: How do I view files with the built-in viewer? A: Follow these steps, or try our animated tutorial

Place the cursor on the file you want to view Press F3 or click the View button

Q: How do I edit text files? A: Follow these steps

Place the cursor on the file you want to edit Press F4 or click the Edit button


Q: How do I change file attributes? A: Please follow these steps:

Select the files whose attributes you want to change Choose Files - Change Attributes from the menu Here you can set the Archive, Read only, Hidden, and System Attributes You can also change the 'last modified' time stamp of the file(s)

Q: How do I rename files? A: Please follow these steps:

Select the file you want to rename Press F6 / Or F2 If you selected only one file, you can modify its name directly If you selected multiple files, you can rename them using wildcards. * stands for all remaining characters, ? for a single character. Example: *.bak renames the extension to .bak, and leaves the name unchanged. Press ENTER to rename the file(s).