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-====== How to start with DropIt ====== 
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-In this page you can find a couple of practical tutorials, that describe the first steps to learn how to use DropIt. If this is the first time you use DropIt, we recommend you to read them. 
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-===== Crash Course ===== 
-Download it, install it (or extract the portable package) and run it. 
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-It appears to Float on top of your Desktop or anything you are running. 
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-Good. It's supposed to... //a little Blue Down arrow//. It actually lives in my System Tray on the bottom of the screen for me, but you are free to choose where position it. That's it. Good. 
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-NOW. 
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-First understand this fact. I have a folder on my Desktop where I put all my text files.\\ 
-It's called ''​TXT to Keep''​ by the way. 
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-Let's start. 
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-It's Floating like Magic. 
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-Right-click the DropIt Icon.\\ 
-Pick "​Associations"​.\\ 
-Click on Green Plus mark "​+"​ to create your first association. 
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-Now you need to compile the opened window, to define the association between Rules to filter files and the Action to process them. 
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-''​1. Name''​\\ 
-You type there, the words: ''​Copy TXT to Folder on Desktop''​ 
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-''​2. Rules''​\\ 
-You click on //"​blue i"// for information (you need information after all).\\ 
-Pick "Rule Examples"​ for JPG files, click on it, it throws an example into your real Rule box, ie ''​*.jpg''​.\\ 
-Now edit it so it reads ''​*.txt''​ which means //"All txt files"//​. You want the TXT association,​ not JPG. 
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-''​3. Action''​\\ 
-Here you pick what to do with your TXT files. Pick "​Copy",​ of course. 
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-''​4. Destination Folder''​\\ 
-Click //"​yellow folder"//​ icon, find Desktop and click it.\\ 
-DropIt will type the path to your Desktop for you. It works for you. 
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-Click "​Save",​ and the //"​check mark"//​ button on the right to close this window. 
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-It's still floating, waiting for your next drag and drop. 
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-Go back and look at it all again. Pat yourself on the back. 
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-There it is, floating, check its box, and make it your Personal Assistent. 
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-The next time that you drag a TXT file to the DropIt Icon and let go of it, it will read your list of associations,​ find this new rule and copy the text file to your folder on the Desktop for you. If you drag and drop a DOC or JPG file by mistake, nothing will happen. Your rule is for dealing with TXT files. 
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-Just DROP IT and it's done. How easy it is to use. 
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-Now go and make some more new associations,​ so you can just select one when you are working with files. You won't have time to think about it then. 
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-===== The LAZY way to make an Association ===== 
-Grab a TXT or JPG file and move it to DropIt and DROP IT. It will sense that there'​s no association made for it yet, and DropIt will ask you if you want to make one. Hey, this is easy now! 
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-Give this Association a Name you will remember, like ''​Move Pictures to my Image Folder'',​ etc. Fill out the types of files associated with this Name. ie ''​*.jpg;​*.gif;​*.png''​ (separate with semicolons) 
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-Select the word "​Move"​ as Action. 
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-Choose where you want the images to be moved, ie pick a folder where your images are located. 
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-Taa Daa! You did it the Lazy way. 
  
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