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Windows 7: Copy+Replace dialog. Is there a way to get old one, like in XP?


11 Feb 2009   #1

 
 
Copy+Replace dialog. Is there a way to get old one, like in XP?

I often have to copy and overwrite files in multiple folders.
Previously in Vista, and now in 7, Explorer prompts me with:
- a dialog to overwrite the top folder
- when subfolders are overwritten it prompts me again with similar dialog with the checkbox "Repeat for all"
- finally "Copy + Replace or Copy + Keep Old File" choice, to which I always answer 'Copy+Replace"

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Is there a way to resurrect old style XP dialog with one "Yes To All" button?

Thanks!



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04 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7
 
 
No Kidding

This is so annoying. Did you ever find an answer for this? I'd do anything to have my XP dialog back.
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04 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I agree the new dialog/notification boxes are ugly and waste so much space and time move the mouse more and lack of the simple "yes to all" button...
However turns out we are not alone!

Welcome to Classic Shell

Scroll down a bit and see the classic explorer part of that... and during installation you have the choice of just the explorer part or just the start menu part. I love it.

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04 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You might wanna read this first Murlock - Still using Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC)? Read this!
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04 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you notice Murloc7 post was a year ago... just saying. I was answering Cyric.
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04 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BunBun View Post
If you notice Murloc7 post was a year ago
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18 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 
Thanks

I'll give that a try. Thanks for getting back to me!
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18 Aug 2010   #8

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Easiest way is to bypass the friendly windows entirely:

Microsoft Corporation

Use xcopy to copy the directories with the "/y" option to suppress all of those "are you sure" messages.
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19 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 
Yea but...

That'd be great if i wanted to drop out to the command line every time, and then when copying across networks it would still be inconvenient. Trying to type in UNC paths when you already had the window open would be a PITA. I'd rather just use the old dialogs... i didn't even need to use the mouse to use them, and I could be extremely fast this way.
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19 Aug 2010   #10

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

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