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Windows 7: Old behavior for the "yes to all" when copying folders?


26 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Old behavior for the "yes to all" when copying folders?

Hello. I'm just wondering if there's any way to get the behavior from Windows XP back when copying a folder that already exists? In Windows XP there was a yes to all button, now I first have to tick the small box at the corner and then select yes, and I need to do this twice as I need to do it for the specific files too. It annoys me and I want the old one-button behavior from XP back. Any way to do that?

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26 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

I'm sorry but you cannot have back the old one-button behaviour...
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26 Feb 2010   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Is one additional click all that much of a problem????
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26 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

If you want windows 7 to act like XP, why did you upgrade in the first place?
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26 Feb 2010   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

The Bum,

I must be missing something here.

When you want to copy files from one place to another, then with the RIGHT mouse button drag the selected files to the destination.

You will be presented with a menu asking you if want to move or copy. Choose copy.
When Windows 7 finds that a file already exists in the destination, then you will be asked whether you want to move, replace, or keep both. Furhermore, there will be a checkbox for applying your answer to all of the files you're copying.

The Windows 7 solution gives you the best of all worlds.
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27 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Is one additional click all that much of a problem????
It's three additional clicks every single time I want to unzip something I already have an earlier version of. It gets really annoying in my opinion.

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If you want windows 7 to act like XP, why did you upgrade in the first place?
Because I do not have a version of Windows XP to install on this computer, and I haven't found a place where I can buy XP anymore.

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When Windows 7 finds that a file already exists in the destination, then you will be asked whether you want to move, replace, or keep both. Furhermore, there will be a checkbox for applying your answer to all of the files you're copying.
This is not the problem, the problem is that it does it for both the folder and after that the files inside it. So I need four clicks for something which I could previously do in one. And I copy and replace existing folders all the time and it does get really annoying, especially when I'm doing a lot of folder upgrades at the same time.
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27 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Bum View Post
Hello. I'm just wondering if there's any way to get the behavior from Windows XP back when copying a folder that already exists? In Windows XP there was a yes to all button, now I first have to tick the small box at the corner and then select yes, and I need to do this twice as I need to do it for the specific files too. It annoys me and I want the old one-button behavior from XP back. Any way to do that?
ANN: Classic Shell 1.0.0 -first official release is out
This has a component to be selected for install when intalling. It adds the old dialog that you request. I hope I understood what you are asking for,lol.
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27 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Bum View Post
Hello. I'm just wondering if there's any way to get the behavior from Windows XP back when copying a folder that already exists? In Windows XP there was a yes to all button, now I first have to tick the small box at the corner and then select yes, and I need to do this twice as I need to do it for the specific files too. It annoys me and I want the old one-button behavior from XP back. Any way to do that?
ANN: Classic Shell 1.0.0 -first official release is out
This has a component to be selected for install when intalling. It adds the old dialog that you request. I hope I understood what you are asking for,lol.
Thanks, that works. Still requires me to click accept 2-3 times, but now I don't need to spend time to look for the place to click at least since that's what took the longest with the Windows 7 UI
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28 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Bum View Post
Because I do not have a version of Windows XP to install on this computer, and I haven't found a place where I can buy XP anymore.
You can still get it if you purchase a Technet subscription.
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