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Today is a big day.  If you’ve been here before or taken my Advanced Workflows course, there’s a chance you’ve come across Duplicate Directory, a great way to duplicate folder structures without files.  

Now say hello to Duplicate Directory v2!  Hands down the easiest way to copy folders without files and copy files without folders!  Available for Mac and PC.

If you’re anything like me, you probably deal with heaps of media files and folders daily. Whether you’re an editor, a developer, a designer, a photographer, or just a digital hoarder, keeping your files organized is a perpetual challenge.  Duplicate Directory v2 can now step in to offer three powerful features that help you master your digital domain: 

Copy Only Folder Structures

Ever found yourself in a situation where you want to replicate a directory’s folder structure without copying any files? Maybe you need a skeleton framework for a new project, or you want to maintain a consistent structure across multiple locations. That’s where Duplicate Directory v2‘s “Folder Structure” feature shines.

With a few clicks, you can choose the source directory and the destination, and the magic begins.  Duplicate Directory v2 will meticulously replicate the entire folder hierarchy, leaving no folder unturned. This feature is a lifesaver when you need to create consistent project structures or transfer directory outlines to another location without cluttering it with files.

Copy Only Files

Sometimes all you need are the files themselves without the headache of sorting through multiple folders. This is where “Files Only” comes into play. Duplicate Directory v2 lets you select a directory and copy only the files, consolidating them into a single destination folder.

The lovely part is that if there are files with the same name in different subfolders, Duplicate Directory v2 is smart enough to preserve them all. This means no file is left behind, and you won’t need to worry about overwriting crucial data. It’s the perfect solution for decluttering your files and maintaining a neat, organized collection.

Copy Only Specific File Types

Now, let’s dive into a more advanced scenario. You have a massive directory, miles deep, filled with files of various types, and you need to isolate a specific file extension or extensions. Duplicate Directory v2‘s “Specific File Types” is your go-to feature for this complex task.

Not only can you cherry-pick the file types you want to copy, but you also have the flexibility to choose whether to preserve the folder structure or not. This is especially handy for those of you working with intricate camera folder structures or intricate project directories.

Suppose you’re a photographer with a labyrinth of folders housing different image formats, like RAW, JPEG, and PNG. With Duplicate Directory v2, you can select only the RAW files, copy them to a new location, and decide whether you want to maintain the original structure or flatten it. I may be tooting my own horn, but this level of control is a game-changer for those working with diverse file types and complex folder hierarchies (IMO).

Wrapping Up

You may not need it all the time, but when you do, you’ll know it.  Duplicate Directory v2 is the tool you’ve been waiting for to streamline tedious file management tasks. Whether you need to replicate folder structures, copy only files, or filter and preserve specific file types, this software has you covered.  Did I mention it’s available for Mac and PC?  Well it is.