File Organizer Preference

File Organizer Preference

Video File organizer

The video File Organizer in Fast video cataloger allows you to manage the videos on your computer while still keeping your catalog up-to-date. You can move a video file that is part of your catalog by dragging it from the Video Catalog window to a folder in the File Organizer window.

NOTE: To achieve this you may need to “Float” one of these two windows.

The video file organizer Window

The video file organizer window is split in the middle. You can drag the slitter bar to arrange how much of the window should be used for folders and how much should be used for files. If you can only see folders in the window it is probably because the splitter bar is to the very right. Simply drag it to the left. The file organizer windows works very similar to Windows explorer or now File explorer. There are lot of options if you right click a file or folder including showing files as previews. Note that these previews are not fetched from your video catalog but from the Windows shell.


Move autotag

This keyword is automatically attached to the video entry when a video file has been moved. This is useful when you are organizing your files, say from an incoming folder to where you are storing your catalog videos, such as in an auto index folder tree.

Hide videos with autotag

When this option is checked, videos that are auto-tagged will be hidden from the Video Catalog window. This is useful if you are sorting videos to different folders and want to distinguish sorted from unsorted files. As you organize your videos into folders they will be hidden in the Video Catalog window so you only see the videos left still to be organized.

Move companion files

When a video is moved, its companion files are also moved. Extra companion files can be selected with the ‘Move companion filter’ setting (described below). Video companion images are always moved automatically with their parent video file.

Move companion filter

This is the box where you identify the extra file extensions, or file types, you may wish to be moved with parent video files.

Create folder

With this option ticked, the system will auto-create folders for relocated video files (if they have associated companion files). When a video is dropped from the Video Catalog window onto the File Organizer window a new folder will be created. It will have the same name as the video file being moved. This feature is useful if you are moving companion files with the videos and want all files connected to a video in the same folder.

NOTE: If the video has no companion images a folder will not be created whether or not this option is checked.

File thumbnail size

In the File Organizer window you have the usual set of file display options, which includes the ‘Thumbnails’ display option. This component in the File Organizer Preferences tab allows you to preselect the size of these thumbnails when you choose to display files in this format.

Autosync to videofolder

When you select a video in your Video Catalog pane the File Organizer pane will show the folder containing the selected video file. Depending on your system and catalog this can have an impact on the program’s performance. This can be seconds if you select videos on idle disks that need to initialize.

Allow right-click on file

Uncheck this option if Fast Video Cataloger freezes or crashes when right-clicking a file. When this option is ticked, you will invoke the context menu when right-clicking a file in the File Organizer. Opening the file context menu will load all registered shell extensions for the file type. Loading bad extensions might cause the program loading them to crash or it might take a long time, these types of crashes can be hard to diagnose so simply preventing them from loading might be an easy workaround.

File Organizer Preference


Hide this window when you don’t need it. Having this window open can affect performance as folders need to be scanned and files read, especially if you are using the Autosync to video feature.


Create a layout for working with organizing video files. You can typically be more efficient with a dedicated set of windows when organizing videos files in folders compared to tagging, adding or viewing videos.