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-====== How to automatically scan folders ====== 
  
-This tutorial describes how to use DropIt to automatically scan defined folders at a time interval and process their content. 
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-DropIt can be considered as a //"​Personal Assistant to automatically manage files"//​ and the reason is the "​Folder Monitoring"​ feature, available from Options ("​Monitoring"​ tab). 
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-===== Configure Monitoring ===== 
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-To start to use this feature you only need to: 
-  - select "''​Enable scan of monitored folders''",​ 
-  - define a scanning time interval (for example something like 50-60 seconds), 
-  - define a minimum size (leave 0 to ignore this feature), 
-  - select "''​Show progress window for monitored folders''"​ (if you want it). 
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-Your folders will be scanned every N seconds (with N the defined time interval) and only if bigger than the defined minimum size. 
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-===== Manage Monitored Folders ===== 
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-Now, to add your first monitored folder, you only need to double-click the table or click the "​Add"​ button. It will open the following window to define a new monitored folder: 
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-This very simple window allows to select the desired folder and to associate a profile to it. In this way, when the monitored folder is automatically scanned, DropIt uses the associations of that profile to process included files and folders. 
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-From "​Monitoring"​ tab, you can select a monitored folder and click "​Edit"​ to modify it or "​Remove"​ to delete it from the list. You can also check or uncheck folders to enable/​disable them. 
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-===== Tips and Tricks ===== 
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-  * If you want to add new monitored folders, a very fast way is to press "​CTRL"​ key while you are dropping some folders on DropIt floating icon to directly add them. 
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-  * If you want to scan several monitored folders, it is recommended to increase also the scan time interval (for example to 120-180 seconds). 
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-  * If you want to ignore files during download/​creation/​editing,​ you can select "''​Ignore files if their size is changed after loading''"​ from Options ("​Main"​ tab). Note that it works only if the file size changes during its process. 
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-  * If you want to ignore subfolders of monitored folders, you can select "''​Always process folders and not scan them''"​ from Options ("​Main"​ tab) and add the following association as __the only one for folders__: 
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