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Windows 7: Replace file? I have to click "Yes" Twice. Why?

11 Dec 2010   #1

Win 7 x64 Pro
 
 
Replace file? I have to click "Yes" Twice. Why?

When I drag and drop a file from one folder to another and it tells me there is already a file there and do I want to replace it, I click "Yes" and it blinks and I have to click it again. Argh! Consistently across several drives this is the case.

Help!


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11 Dec 2010   #2

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

I tried to reproduce this issue, but could not. When dragging a single file with left mouse button, one click is always enough:

Replace file? I have to click "Yes" Twice. Why?-drag_-_drop_2.png

There are two ways to drag and drop that do in fact need two (or more) clicks. First, if you drag a file with right mouse button, Windows asks first you to confirm with one click if you want to copy, move or create shortcut, after what you get a dialog as in screenshot above, with second click to confirm if you want to replace the old one or keep both.

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Also, dragging several files at once, you have to choose the action for every file, if the option Do this for the next X conflicts is not chosen:

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Kari


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11 Dec 2010   #3

Win 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Thank you. It must be permissions or something on my end. I am trying to give the three PC's on a wired network full access and I'm having trouble there too. I am in a home group and want full sharing but keep hitting snags. Any help there would be good. I want access to be wide open across the network
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11 Dec 2010   #4

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I'm sure you'll get valid advice by posting your sharing issue to Network & Sharing section. Don't forget to tell what OS's you comuters have, and how they are connected to network, which router and so on.

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Kari
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