There are 3 main sections of the Advanced Options tab: "Date Options", "Date Format", and "Copy Options". There are also other options below these three sections that are detailed below: 

Date Options:  You have the option to attempt to overwrite the date modified and/or the date created to match the original file’s date. This makes sense for some workflows, but is not the default. 

You cannot select the option to keep the source modification date without also selecting keep source creation date. This is because that would result in a file indicating that it was last edited before it was created. By default, files that are copied will have the creation and modification date set to the date and time they were copied. 

Date Format: This is very similar to how date formatting works in the macOS system preferences, so it should look familiar. Here, you can drag and drop tokens to build out your date format, or use custom text by typing directly into the box. 

Alternatively, you can select a common date format from the list down below to have it automatically applied. What you select here will be your global default date format. That means it will be used in your reports and will become the default for any new preset naming scheme components that are date based. You will then have the option to change these on the preset level. For more information on how the date formatting works, watch this video.

Copy Options: Here, there are options to choose how ShotPut Pro handles symbolic links. 

These options are, to relink to source, relink to replicated source, copy original, or copy original link. If you’d like more information on what each of these options does, check out our video on symbolic links here. Additionally, you can set how ShotPut Pro performs media analysis.

Media Analysis: The options are to have it done concurrently with replication, concurrently with verification, or after verification. To ensure a quick replication and verification time a user would want to select the last of these options. However, the fastest option overall is to analyze it concurrently with replication. 

Other Options: Underneath the media analysis options are three boxes that will further help you automate your workflow. The first is to “automatically rename destinations upon collision”. This means that if two destinations have the same name, one will automatically be renamed. Two other choices available to you are to “cancel your copy if an error occurs”, and to “auto eject your source upon completion”. 

Finally, there are two last buttons: “Change language” and “Reset to defaults”. 

The “Change language” button will take you to your Mac’s language and regions page, where you will be able to select a custom language to use in ShotPut Pro. The languages that are supported include: English, Spanish and Simplified Chinese. 

On the other hand, “Reset to defaults” will reset your preferences to the factory default, not only for the advanced page, but for all other preferences as well. 

A complete video tutorial covering the Advanced options can be found on our YouTube Channel here.