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Windows 7: Magic Folder Gadget


31 Dec 2011   #1

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Magic Folder Gadget

I just downloaded a gadget called The Magic Folder, but I have no idea how to make it work, and there doesn't seem to be any readme file. Anyone know how to make it work?

Thanks,
Carl

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31 Dec 2011   #2

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I used something similar a few years back, but haven't tried this one. Click on the wrench icon which pops up on the gadget and look for a means to configure it from there.

These are handy if you download lots of stuff. Tell it where to sort things and it can send all your .mov .mp4 .flv, etc to a folder for video. All .mp3 .wav etc could head to a folder for music. Kind of handy if you're like me and view cleaning out your "Downloads" folder to be an all-afternoon task.
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31 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Where did you download it from?
I think it is a program that one can use to hide files so that others can not see or access your files. Not needed in Windows 7 or any NTFS system as NTFS allows a person to encrypt a folder which is what Magic Folder is doing, that is if it is the same program that I am thinking about.
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31 Dec 2011   #4

Windows7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ha, just installed this the other day funny enough. Click on the wrench, then go to "extensions". Most of the common extenions will already be set for you (jpg go to Pictures, avi-> movies etc etc). If you have other extensions that arent in the list that pops up, then you can click the + button to add it, then choose which folder they will go to then click SAVE.

Thats all. Cleaned up a ton of crap last night, i now have an empty desktop lol.

Hope this helps.

ps - for others that want this, right click on desktop > gadgets > search for "Magic"...thats how I got it.
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31 Dec 2011   #5

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I've downloaded it, and unzipped it, but it's not showing up on my desktop at all, I don't even see it to click on the wrench. @MGP - it's not the gadget that hides files, it's the one that allows you to choose folders for saving based on extensions.
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31 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sdmfer View Post
Ha, just installed this the other day funny enough. Click on the wrench, then go to "extensions". Most of the common extenions will already be set for you (jpg go to Pictures, avi-> movies etc etc). If you have other extensions that arent in the list that pops up, then you can click the + button to add it, then choose which folder they will go to then click SAVE.

Thats all. Cleaned up a ton of crap last night, i now have an empty desktop lol.

Hope this helps.

ps - for others that want this, right click on desktop > gadgets > search for "Magic"...thats how I got it.
Just tried it, but was unable to find the "Magic" one.
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31 Dec 2011   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mgp1964 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sdmfer View Post
Ha, just installed this the other day funny enough. Click on the wrench, then go to "extensions". Most of the common extenions will already be set for you (jpg go to Pictures, avi-> movies etc etc). If you have other extensions that arent in the list that pops up, then you can click the + button to add it, then choose which folder they will go to then click SAVE.

Thats all. Cleaned up a ton of crap last night, i now have an empty desktop lol.

Hope this helps.

ps - for others that want this, right click on desktop > gadgets > search for "Magic"...thats how I got it.
Just tried it, but was unable to find the "Magic" one.
I was unable to find it also.

I've also downloaded a couple others, and they seem to open okay, but they don't show up on the desktop. I'm confused as to where or what folder the gadgets are supposed to be in.
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31 Dec 2011   #8

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Have you gone to Control Panel>>Desktop Gadgets and added the gadget from there?
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31 Dec 2011   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Have you gone to Control Panel>>Desktop Gadgets and added the gadget from there?



Thank You! Now I got it.
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31 Dec 2011   #10

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Yippee!
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