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Windows 7: Keystroke overload for mass-copy overwrite (among others)

10 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
Keystroke overload for mass-copy overwrite (among others)

I'm always astounded at how much more keyboard-hostile each new version of Windows seems to be -- starting with hidden accelerators back in, what was it, ought-2?

Is there a hack or workaround to bring back 'Yes To All' when copying files whose names may collide with their targets? The only mouseless way to do this now is a hideously awkward sequence of 5 keystrokes where XP required just one. Argh.

I could go on (like: sort by date, shutdown, etc.) but my nipples might burst into flames.

Obviously MS's official reason for some of these extra obstacles is to detoxify the risk of accidents by novices. But what's the greater tragedy here -- Aunt Florence inadvertently deleting her gumbo recipe, or overheated office workers growing stress-horns from the extra gyrating needed to accomplish once-simple steps? Will we ever see a separate edition of the OS that omits all the diapers? /rant /fatigue

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10 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Perhaps Im misunderstanding, but when copying multiple file with the same name..

Just Press "Copy and Replace" and check the box: "Do this for the next X conflicts"
It overwrites all.

Is this what you mean?
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10 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit

Actually I’m talking about keyboard (as in mouseless) operation, with a goal of reduced motions for repetitive tasks. Your steps work, but do them with the keyboard now takes 5 keystrokes (ALT+D, TAB, TAB, TAB, ENTER) whereas in XP you could just tap 'A' and be done.
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11 Sep 2011   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

I made Teracopy as my default file handler in windows XP before and Windows 7 x64 Home Premium now. Copying and moving files and folders was never easier....
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 Keystroke overload for mass-copy overwrite (among others)

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