Touvaly is a novel app for making "pseudo" copies of files, folders, CD's and volumes, preserving folder structure.
A pseudo copy of a file is an empty file with all the same attributes as the original file, such as creation date, modification date, type, creator, and name.
You can use Touvaly to create virtual catalogues of large collections of files, and these catalogues will have a very small footprint compared to the original collection.
You can search or browse the pseudo file catalogues by their "outer" file attributes, just as though they were the real files.
Select the preference option to make pseudo files "openable" using Touvaly and when you double click them the actual file will be opened in the proper application.
Using the app is very easy:
Launch the app and the status window displays. Then simply drag a folder, CD or volume on top of the Touvaly application icon in the Finder or into the status window. Touvaly then prompts you to navigate to the destination of the pseudo copy (unless you set a destination in Preferences.)
After you choose the destination Touvaly immediately begins to traverse the folder creating pseudo copies of all the files it finds inside it, preserving folder structure.
Many options available in preferences.
Touvaly is available in the Mac App Store.
What is new in this release:
- After the file attributes were copied from the original file to the pseudo copy, other subsequent processing of the pseduo copies caused their modification date to be changed, and hence different from that of the original. This has been fixed so that the modification date of the original matches that of the pseudo copy.
- The previous build was not Universal, it was Intel-only. This has been fixed.
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