Add Or Edit Copy Task

You use the Copy Task dialog to configure a Task which involves copying one or more files from one location to another. The following sections explain the function and configuration of each field in the dialog.

Task ID
This field is generated by the application. It is the unique numeric identifier that the program uses to keep track of each Task. No configuration is necessary.

File Action
This field displays the type of Task that you are currently configuring.

Task Name
Use this field to give a unique name to the Task that you are currently configuring. Make sure to name your Tasks in a way that will easily identify them in the Task list window.

Task Description
Use this field to give a more detailed description of the Task that you are currently configuring.

Source Folder
Use this field to set the folder from which the Task is going to copy the file(s). Click the Browse button to select a local or network folder. You may also type a valid folder path into the field directly. If you will be obtaining the files from a location on the network, make sure to use a UNC path (e.g. \\server_name\share_name) rather than a mapped drive letter (e.g. S:\share_name) because the NTS File Mover will not be able to access the folder by drive letter when the Job is run by the scheduler due to the constraints of the Windows operating system.

Verify The Integrity Of Copied Files
Check this box if you want to verify the integrity of each file that is copied by this task. When the box is checked, the NTS File Mover will do a comparison of a hash made for each file before the file is copied with one made after the copy to determine whether each file has been copied with no alterations.

Copy Over Read Only Files
Check this box if you want to copy over a destination file that has the same name as the source file and that is marked as Read Only. By default, the NTS File Mover will overwrite a destination file that has the same name as the source file; however, the NTS File Mover will not copy over a file that is marked as Read Only. If this box is checked, the NTS File Mover will attempt to copy over files even if they are marked as Read Only.

Assigned Files
Use this field to assign one or more files to the Task. You can right click on a Source File Name in this list to unassign the file from the list of files to be processed by the Task or to launch the Rename Destination File dialog where you can rename the file once it has been copied to the destination folder. For more information about the Rename Destination File dialog, please refer to the Rename Destination File section of this help file. Click the Browse button (or right click on a Source File Name) to launch the Assign File(s) To Task dialog where you can edit the list of assigned files. For more information about the Assign File(s) To Task dialog, please refer to the Assign Files To Task section of this help file.

File Date Range
Click this button to launch a dialog that allows you to limit the date range of files that will be included in the Task. For more information about this feature, please refer to the Task Files Date Range section of this help file.

Destination Folder
Use this field to set the folder to which the Task is going to copy the file(s). Click the Browse button to select a local or network folder. You may also type a valid folder path into the field directly. If you will be copying the files to a location on the network, make sure to use a UNC path (e.g. \\server_name\share_name) rather than a mapped drive letter (e.g. S:\share_name) because the NTS File Mover will not be able to access the folder by drive letter when the Job is run by the scheduler due to the constraints of the Windows operating system.

Add Date Stamp
Click this button to launch a dialog that allows you to create a destination root folder that contains a date/time stamp. For more information about this feature, please refer to the Create Date/Time Stamped Destination Root Folder Name section of this help file.

Do Not Use Subfolder Paths When Copying Files
Check this box when you want the Task's files to be copied only into the root of the Destination Folder even when the files originate from one or more subfolders under the Task's Source Folder. If this box is unchecked, files will be copied from the subfolder in the original Source Folder to an identical subfolder under the Destination Folder.