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Windows 7: "Move, but keep both files" ~ Any way to rename original file instead?

25 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
"Move, but keep both files" ~ Any way to rename original file instead?

Hello, I'm wondering if there is a way to alter this functionality a bit. When I copy and overwrite a file, I'd love an option that basically did this:

"Move, but keep both files - The file you are overwriting will be renamed filenamehere(1).jpg"

Is there any way to do this?

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25 May 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hi,

When you copy/move a file into a folder and that folder already has a file in there with the same name, you should see this:

Name:  Capgdfture.JPG
Views: 17
Size:  78.8 KBName:  Captugdfgdgre.JPG
Views: 11
Size:  84.5 KB

You would then just select the highlighted option and that would keep both files, do you not get this option?

Regards,
JDobbsy1987


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25 May 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, he gets that option.

He wants it to rename the original file automatically - not the one he is copying over.

That would be much better.
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25 May 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Ah, I see, sorry for my miss-understanding

I have never thought of that but I think I would prefer that too
Sorry that I don't have the answer to this but will stick around to see if it is possible
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25 May 2011   #5

W7 Professional x64
 
 

To the best of my knowledge, this isn't possible without some kind of third party software.
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26 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Quote:
He wants it to rename the original file automatically
That's not how I read it. He said,
Quote:
I'd love an option that basically did this:

"Move, but keep both files - The file you are overwriting will be renamed filenamehere(1).jpg"
The file you are overwriting is the destination file, not the originating file. At least that is how I read it.
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26 May 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Exactly, he wants to rename the file that is already there - not the file he is now copying.

Windows default behaviour is the other way round.

If he was happy with windows default - he wouldn't be asking the question.
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26 May 2011   #8

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

That would be a good option to add, to rename the file being overwritten rather than the file being copied.
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26 May 2011   #9

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I say, gents, that we wait for Crackshot to post again before we derail his thread discussing what he meant. :P

Fligi: But then, for every person who uses it correctly, we'd have two people posting here not having a damn clue what they did with their original file. No, I think Windows Dev Team did it correctly, no offense to the original poster.
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26 May 2011   #10

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

That's true about changing the original file. It's always one step forward and two back. I have started becoming nostalgic when I don't see the daily thread about Windows 7 search not having any of the features XP.
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