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Windows 7: Explorer copy/move option

24 Sep 2009   #1
skygodtj

Windows7 64bit Upgrade clean install.
 
 
Explorer copy/move option

A long time ago, in an app, far, far away, there was an app called XTree(Gold) that would let you copy/move -only- newer files, globally so you wouldnt have to constantly answer Yes.

I hoped MS would've made this a copy/move option for only newer files/same name with 7 (or with any other OS). The "use this option for the next xx files" copies/moves even if they arent newer..

Is there's a hack to make Explorer copy/move only newer files? I, and my countless mouse/keyboard clicks, thank you


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24 Sep 2009   #2
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

This might be a solution - the follow-on to XTree Gold

"ZTreeWin is a fast and flexible text-mode file/directory manager for all versions of Windows. It has been developed as the successor to the legendary DOS file-manager XTreeGold."

Home site is ZTreeWin
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24 Sep 2009   #3
skygodtj

Windows7 64bit Upgrade clean install.
 
 

Yeah, now, thats what I'm talkin' 'bout! Hey MS.. Why cant Explorer do even half what this does?
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24 Sep 2009   #4
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skygodtj View Post
A long time ago, in an app, far, far away, there was an app called XTree(Gold) that would let you copy/move -only- newer files, globally so you wouldnt have to constantly answer Yes.

I hoped MS would've made this a copy/move option for only newer files/same name with 7 (or with any other OS). The "use this option for the next xx files" copies/moves even if they arent newer..

Is there's a hack to make Explorer copy/move only newer files? I, and my countless mouse/keyboard clicks, thank you
You don't have to constantly answer yes. Just answer "yes to all" one time and it's done.
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25 Sep 2009   #5
skygodtj

Windows7 64bit Upgrade clean install.
 
 

Well, um, no, thats not correct, that will copy any and all files regardless of age. When you copy a group of files from one place to another, if it finds the same name file already there it asks if you want to copy it still -regardless- if its newer or older than whats already there, so checking the " Do for all" will NOT work unless I wanted to ignore file creation dates.
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25 Sep 2009   #6
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

The command line is generally much more powerful and granular for this sort of stuff. For example...

ROBOCOPY /?
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