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Windows 7: Overwrite -- without Prompts


21 Oct 2010   #1

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Overwrite -- without Prompts

I have to Overwrite all day long, lots and lot of files.


2 issues.


1. every time I overwrite, I have to go throught the several prompt dialogs --- how to avoid???

2. i just did an overwrite from one drive to another and it appears to have merged rather than full overwrite?


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21 Oct 2010   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Hi Bobmane.

Overwrite Word files? Batch replacing files? Just want to know if these prompts are coming from a program or the operating system. Thanks!
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21 Oct 2010   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

batch replacing folders filled with various types of files (video, audio, images, text)
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21 Oct 2010   #4

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Hmmm... you can create batch files using xcopy or robocopy. Both are in Win 7 OS.
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21 Oct 2010   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

i have been reading about those but don't understand them + downloaded richcopy.

richcopy...seems to do everything ------------- except--------------(of course) simple- folder overwrite!!!!???
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21 Oct 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

downloaded teracopy.

seems to do everything ------------- except--------------(of course) simple- folder overwrite!!!!???
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21 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Using the normal Copy command in dos with the /Y switch should do the trick. E.g.

copy abc.xyz c:\windows /y

would copy the file abc in the current directory to C:\windows without the prompt even if the file already exists in C:\windows.

The /y switch should also work with XCOPY.
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21 Oct 2010   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

thanks...good to know

+ at least the utilities are kind of cool in their own right...
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21 Oct 2010   #9

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

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21 Oct 2010   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

does not overwrite folders
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