Faster Files

Placeholders

FasterFiles allows the usage of placeholders in all text fields of actions.

Of placeholders can also be used within file names or folder names and they can arbitrarily combined with each other. With this, it is for example possible to create files or folders or to access files or folders containing the current date within their name or path.

At the moment, the following placeholders are available in Faster Files.

Files and Folders

Placeholders refering to the name of files and folders.

%TARGETDIR% Target Folder. This is the folder that is currently opened within the Windows Explorer. Using this placeholder, you can refer to the current directory, for example to create files or folders in this directory or to copy files to this directory. If multiple Explorer windows are open, a selection list will be displayed. When pressing HotKeys with selection list, you can modify and even manually change the target folder as you want.
%TARGETDIR_FILES% Files from the Target Folder. This placeholder stands for all files that are currently stored in the target folder.
%TARGETDIR_DIRS% Folders from the Target Folder. This placeholder stands for all folders that are currently stored in the target folder.
%LASTFILE% Last File. The last file is the file that has been touched by Faster Files as last. For example, that is the file that has been created or copied last. Using this placeholder, it is possible to further process the last file within the next actions independent from the name of this file.
%FORELASTFILE% Forelast File. This is the file, that has been processed by Faster Files before processing the last file. Using this placeholder in combination with the placeholder for the last file, it is possible to execute actions processing the last two files together.
%LASTDIR% Last Folder. The last folder is the folder that has been touched by Faster Files as last. For example, that is the folder that has been created or copied last. Using this placeholder, it is possible to further process the last folder within the next actions independent from the name of the folder.
%FORELASTDIR% Forelast Folder. This is the folder, that has been processed by Faster Files before processing the last folder. Using this placeholder in combination with the placeholder for the last folder, it is possible to execute actions processing the last two folders together.
%DIROFLASTFILE%This placeholder stands for the folder in which the last file is stored.
%DIROFFORELASTFILE% This placeholder stands for the folder in which the forelast file is stored.

Clipboard

Placeholders refering to the clipboard content.

%CLIPBOARDTEXT%This placeholder will be replaced with the text that is currently in the clipboard.

Current Date and Time

Placeholders refering to the current date and time.

%yyyy%Current Year written with four digits
%yy%Current Year written with two digits
%mm%Current Month, always two digits, leading zeros if necessary
%m%Current Month, one or two digits without leading zeros
%dd%Current Day, always two digits, leading zeros if necessary
%d%Current Day, one or two digits without leading zeros
%hh%Current Hour, always two digits, leading zeros if necessary
%h%Current Hour, one or two digits without leading zeros
%ii%Current Minute, always two digits, leading zeros if necessary
%i%Current Minute, one or two digits without leading zeros
%ss%Current Second, always two digits, leading zeros if necessary
%s%Current Second, one or two digits without leading zeros