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Windows 7: Why do I have a copies of files without an original file

19 Nov 2017   #1
Ukdodger

Windows 7 home
 
 
Why do I have a copies of files without an original file

I have a great many music and video files that have 'copy' shown in the filename. I didnt make copies and any originals arent anywhere on the PC. Tried using a duplicate file finder which returns zero copies

W7 home desktop PC

Thanks
Perplexed of London.


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19 Nov 2017   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

When you do a file copy and paste it on same location it will add a "copy" to the name.
For example, select any file and do a Ctrl+c then a Ctrl+v.
You may have a original file (ex Sam.doc) and a copy Sam-copy.doc
Duplicate file finder wont find any as the name is different (ex Sam.doc and Sam-copy.doc)
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20 Dec 2017   #3
Ukdodger

Windows 7 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
When you do a file copy and paste it on same location it will add a "copy" to the name.
For example, select any file and do a Ctrl+c then a Ctrl+v.
You may have a original file (ex Sam.doc) and a copy Sam-copy.doc
Duplicate file finder wont find any as the name is different (ex Sam.doc and Sam-copy.doc)
My apologies for this late reply. But for some reason I dont always get notifications. You've answered my question. Many thanks.
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