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Get File Information

Automation Workshop includes the Get File Information Action that collects information about a file, such as a size, attributes, and owner. This information is then stored as dynamic Variable Wizard values that can be used by any following Action in the Task.

Features & highlights

  • Retrieve important information on a specified file (or folder).
  • Retrieve a file size (in bytes), and store it as an integer or formatted number with thousands separators.
  • Read all file attributes either in the one-letter short form or as a list of full attribute names.
  • Bulk scan files ownership and take actions using if–else logic.


  • File · Provide the file whose information to read.
  • Options · Set the Action state and custom display name, define automated error workarounds, and enable an option to log only critical errors.


  • Get File Information integration—Variables (manipulate data dynamically within a workflow) and Events (recorded entries that detail the activity within the system).
  • Effortlessly streamline your automation processes by visually connecting your workflow using Variable Wizard—a powerful tool to access all 1,000+ variables—system, network, Triggers, Actions, globals, web, and much more…
  • Moreover, not only utilize Get File Information variables, but also seamlessly integrate them with a diverse array of other file and folder variables from local disks, mapped drives, network shares, and remote servers—FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, and more…

Quick access

To streamline your workflow creation, you can locate the Get File Information Action throughout the entire Automation suite's search tools—including the knowledge base, menu, and Add Action feature—using the quick «GFI» shortcut.

Contents & metadata…

Automation Workshop provides a wide range of Actions to access and modify file contents, properties, and metadata.


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