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Organization
Organize what should be transferred, and how.
Manage which files and folders are to be copied, and how filenames and folder structures are created on the destinations, in Hedge's Organize preferences:

Selective Copying

If your sources tend to contain files that are not of use to you, filter them by specifying their file extensions. If you want to be really strict, for example when importing a Sony card when you might not want anything but the media files copied, you can do the opposite: ignore all files, except the ones defined, by switching fromDo not copy files to Copy only files . Use the latter option with caution, as it's easy to forget you have this setting applied. Pro tip: only use it as part of a Preset.

Ignore Bundles

Don't want to transfer certain bundles like apps, or those empty AVCHD bundles Sony cameras create on every card? For your safety, you need to specify the size as well; by using this feature only for "empty" bundles, you'll be sure that a bundle does get copied if it inadvertently does contain useful data.

Ignore Folders

Some camera cards create a default folder structure that might not be useful to you as it may contain empty folders. To ignore those empty folders when copying, use When empty. If you want to ignore all folders, and only copy files, use Flatten folders.

Auto Label

Auto Label allows you to automatically label a source with a specified format. Each disk automatically gets a Label when set as a Source, whether it's done manually or automatically through the Auto Source setting. Read more on how to use Labels here.

File Renaming

For each transfer, Hedge uses the Rename Format to create a new file name.

Folder Creation

For each transfer, Hedge uses the Folder Format to create a folder structure on the destination

Sort files into folders

It is possible to create folders based on file properties. When using {File Extension}, {File YYYY}, {File YY}, {File MM}, {File DD}, {File hh}, {File mm} or {File ss} in "Create Folders", Hedge will automatically sort all files into folders.
When sorting files into folders, the original folder structure is ignored (Flattens Folders).

Available Elements

The following elements can be used to create a custom format.
Element
Description
Example
{Source Name}
The Source Label, or Volume Name if no Label is set.
UNTITLED
{Counter}
A source counter. Automatically raised by 1. You can set the counter in the Organize preference pane and add additional leading zeros if needed.
002
{YYYY}, {YY}
Year
2021, 21
{MM}
Month
03
{DD}
Day
23
{hh}
Hour, in 24-hour format
14
{mm}
Minutes
01
{ss}
Seconds
56
{Filename}
The name of the file. Can only be used in "Rename Files".
File001.jpg
{File Counter}
A file counter with 5 leading zeros. Automatically raised with 1. Can only be used in "Rename Files".
000001
{File Extension}
The file extension. Cannot be used in "Auto Label". Will sort files into folders when used in "Create Folders"
mov
{File YYYY}, {File YY}
File Creation year Cannot be used in "Auto Label". Will sort files into folders when used in "Create Folders"
2021, 21
{File MM}
File Creation month Cannot be used in "Auto Label". Will sort files into folders when used in "Create Folders"
03
{File DD}
File Creation day Cannot be used in "Auto Label". Will sort files into folders when used in "Create Folders"
23
{File hh}
File Creation hour, in 24-hour format Cannot be used in "Auto Label". Will sort files into folders when used in "Create Folders"
14
{File mm}
File Creation minutes Cannot be used in "Auto Label". Will sort files into folders when used in "Create Folders"
01
{File ss}
File Creation seconds Cannot be used in "Auto Label". Will sort files into folders when used in "Create Folders"
56
Timestamps are set when adding a Source. The Date can be set in General preferences.

Custom elements

It is possible to create custom elements like Location and Project. Read more on how to use custom elements here.

Presets

Organization settings can be saved as a preset and selected when Adding Transfers.
Select a preset when Adding Transfers
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