How to configure and use DropIt to quickly organize your desktop

DropIt - Drag and Drop

We already talked about what DropIt is and what it can do for you. Now you’ll learn the basics of how to configure and use this great free application for Windows.

Just a brief description, DropIt is an application that enables you to organize all your files and folders by just dragging and dropping, keeping your Windows desktop clean and organized with almost any work from your part. Keep reading to learn more.

How to install DropIt and how to configure it:

1. Download and install DropIt — you can find the download link in our previous article –. Something to note is that DropIt will stay on top of an application for easy access, you can always double-click it to minimize to the taskbar; you can move it around by using the left-click and dragging.

2. To create a new or customize an existing profile, just right-click and from the menu navigate to Profiles, select Customize and either double-click an existing profile or click New.

DropIt Profile

3. When you first run this Windows application, if you drop something in it won’t do anything, but it will detect your intentions so it is going to warn that there is not an association for that type of file(s); so if you want to create a new association, click Yes and a new pre-configured association will appear, complete by setting the action desired and click Save.

4. To setup a new association, right-click DropIt, select Associations and then New. Type a name for the action, then under Rules specify what you want DropIt to do when you drop a file and/or folders on it — you can click the exclamation button for reference –, for example, if you want to make sure that only JPEG images are moved to specific folder, just type *.jpg into the Rules box, in Action select Move, and select the destination folder with the button on the right, and click Save to finish.

DropIt Rules Create

5. To create additional associations just repeat step 4. Now you can test by dragging a JPEG file and checking the destination folder. To delete a rule, go back to Associations, right-click the rule and click Delete or Edit if you need to.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me. Email him at [email protected].