Philter Studio has two methods of filtering documents and files, Quick Filter and Advanced Filter. The methods are available on Philter Studio's main screen under the respective tabs. The two methods are described below.
For both methods, the filtered file or document will be written to the same folder that contains the input file with
_filtered appended to the file name. For example, for an input file
c:\My Documents\file.txt, the filtered file will be written to
On the quick filter tab you can drag and drop one or more files to Philter Studio. When dropped, each file will be sent to Philter for identification and removal of sensitive information. The filtered file will then be written to on your computer to the output directory. By default, the output directory is the directory containing the input file but this location can be changed in the settings.
When using the quick filter, the default context and default filter profile is used. These values can be customized in the settings. By default, the context is
none and the filter profile is
The advanced filter tab provides more control over how files and documents are filtered. To filter one or more files or documents, click the
Select Files and Documents to Filter button on the toolbar. A window prompting for the filter profile name and context will be shown. The values for both of these fields will be the default values as set in the settings.
To filter all files in a folder click the
Select Folder tab. In this tab you can select the types of files you want to filter from the available file types by checking the respective boxes. Click the
Select Folder button to pick the folder. All files matching the selected file types will be found and added to the
List of Files to Process. To add additional folders repeat these steps.
To select one or more individual files to filter, click the
Select File(s) tab and then click the
Select Files(s) button. You can now select the files to filter. Selected files will be found and added to the
List of Files to Process. To add additional files repeat these steps.
Filter button to begin the filtering. Each file will be sent to Philter and the filtered file will be saved to your computer in the output directory.