Dropping files to the floating icon is very handy, automatically scan monitored folders is very efficient, but there are some other ways to use DropIt – even without requiring the application to run in the background.
The easiest way is using the SendTo menu. To enable this feature, you have to check “
Integrate in SendTo menu” in the DropIt Options (“Various” tab).
There are two alternatives:
Now, to send files and folders to DropIt, select them and from the system right-click menu click SendTo item. You will see that all your profiles are listed there. Click on your desired profile and let it go.
Note: if you wish to leave no traces on the computer (e.g. using DropIt on a shared machine, at school, or simply to keep your computer as clean as possible) keep the “Portable Mode” option checked.
If you create a shortcut link to DropIt and drop files or folders onto it, a small dialog box will come up to select the profile to be used.
Additionally, you can use command line parameters to specify what profile to use. The syntax is:
C:\My Folder\DropIt\DropIt.exe -MyProfile
This will tell DropIt to use the
MyProfile profile. A regular Windows shortcut properties using this syntax looks like this:
The beauty of this is that you can assign a hotkey to the shortcut, so you can run the profile by hitting a key combination.
Obviously, if you are an advanced user, you could also consider to create Batch files or CMD files to work with DropIt. Some notes about the syntax to use with command line features:
-ProfileNameis the syntax to start DropIt with a defined profile (case sensitive);
“”are needed for parameters that include spaces;
/Closeis a command to close all instances of DropIt which are running;
/Refreshis a command to refresh DropIt reloading settings;
/Restartis a command to restart DropIt.
So these are some examples:
“C:\My Folder\DropIt\DropIt.exe” -MyProfile
“C:\My Folder\DropIt\DropIt.exe” “C:\Folder 1\*.jpg” “E:\Folder 2\*.png”
“C:\My Folder\DropIt\DropIt.exe” -MyProfile “C:\My Docs\text*.*” “E:\Folder\*.pdf”
“C:\My Folder\DropIt\DropIt.exe” /Close
This is simple: drag “DropIt.exe” to an empty space on Total Commander's button bar and a shortcut is created. Now right-click on this new button and select
Change…. In the dialog box type
%P%S to the Parameters field. This will pass paths of selected files to DropIt.
Now if you select files in Total Commander and then click on this button, DropIt will ask you for a profile and will sort your files.
To further polish this button, you can specify the profile to be used. Add your profile name at the beginning of the Parameter field, so it should read
-MyProfile %P%S. Now you can create buttons for your most used profiles and use them without DropIt running in the background.
Tip: instead of using absolute path to DropIt, you can use Total Commander's
%COMMANDER_PATH% variable in the path (only if DropIt and Total Commander are on the same drive):