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Windows 7: Copying Files Within Source Folder

18 Apr 2010   #1

windows 7 pro
Copying Files Within Source Folder

This is something small, but kinda annoying for me. In XP, if I copied and pasted a file within the same folder, the file name would be "copy of file.ext". this was great for me cause I could easily sort the files by name and then move them to the final destination folder.

But now in Windows 7, the copied files get renamed with copy at the end, like "file.ext - copy". Now I cant sort by name, and have to use the sort by creation date. Its not that hard obviously, but try teaching that to senior citizen when all he wants to do is easily find his photos.

I know its a small thing to complain about, so please dont flame me. All Im saying is that I would like to know if theres a way to tell Windows 7 to rename copied files within the same folder as "copy of file.ext". Anyone out there think they can help?

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18 Apr 2010   #2

W7, Xp Pro

Strange i can do it

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18 Apr 2010   #3

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hubris View Post
Strange i can do it
He's talking about having the - Copy infront of the file, not in back.

The best solution I can think of is using an alternative file copier.

Five Best Alternative File Copiers - File Management - Lifehacker

If you're lucky, those programs will allow you to set the naming convention for copied files. Some of them integrate w/ explorer as well. In other words, they seamlessly replace your copy/paste functions. Try TeraCopy.
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18 Apr 2010   #4

W7, Xp Pro

eula.1033 - Copy.txt

i thought that's how odog552 wanted it?

been wrong before
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28 Apr 2010   #5

windows 7 pro

Notsograymatter is on the same page as me. Ive decided that theres no way I can change how Windows 7 makes the files names when I copy and paste within the source file.

So I just added an extra column to sort by creation date/modified date. its the fastest way I can all of the files that were copied.

Thanks for you guys trying to help me out.

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