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Windows 7: Filename append with number on copy to same folder?

09 Mar 2010   #1
gt57

Windows 7 Professional 32
 
 
Filename append with number on copy to same folder?

I rebuilt my system and lost one functionality. When I copy a file, say a "Text.txt", using Explorer to the same folder, I get a new file named "Text - Copy.txt." Before I rebuilt, I would get "Text_2.txt." If I pasted again, I used to get "Text_3.txt."

I checked another Windows 7 system and it works like mine used to, i.e. appends a version number to the filename when copied to same folder instead of appending " - copy."

System: HP Compaq 6910P laptop
Memory: 2GB
CPU: Intel T8300
OS: Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
All drivers and enhancements loaded from HP's site (same as before)
Member of domain, I have local admin privileges but not domain admin and some settings are controlled via the domain admin.

The other system that works like mine used is a:
System: Toshiba L505D-S694
Memory: 2GB
OS: Toshiba Windows 7 Home Premium 32 (upgrade from Vista 32)
Non-domain machine

Any ideas how to change this setting to get my version numbers back?


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09 Mar 2010   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

One quick thing to check.. hit Windows-Pause hotkey
Click on System Protection
Make sure it says On for your system drive

The previous versions of files uses Shadow Copy/System Restore
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09 Mar 2010   #3
gt57

Windows 7 Professional 32
 
 

I checked the protection on both system and they are set to ON. I also checked the build on both systems and they are identical:

Version 6.1
Build: 7600.16481
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09 Mar 2010   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

What's the limit set for Shadow Copy space? Maybe you're up against it. Try deleting all but one restore point with CCleaner.

If that ain't it I don't know what is. Must be one of those 80,000 settings in the registry.
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09 Mar 2010   #5
gt57

Windows 7 Professional 32
 
 

Restore set to 5% with a max of 5.8GB. I am using 5GB. BTW - if you create a "new text document.txt" on your desktop and copy-n-paste this file to your desktop, what name does it get? Is it "new text document - copy.txt" or "new text document_2.txt"?
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09 Mar 2010   #6
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

*- copy.txt, just like every Win7 and Vista I've used...
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10 Mar 2010   #7
gt57

Windows 7 Professional 32
 
 

My Toshiba Windows 7 Home Premium running build 7600.16481 is very generic without any mods or tweaks. It uses the Aero theme and has a couple of applications loaded.

When I copy a file to the same folder, it appends _2, _3, _4, etc. This is a nice feature and I had it on my Compaq before I did the rebuild but don't know what caused this behavior.
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10 Mar 2010   #8
gt57

Windows 7 Professional 32
 
 

I found it. The TeraCopy copy enhancer utility does this.

Copy your files faster with TeraCopy
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11 Mar 2010   #9
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gt57 View Post
I found it. The TeraCopy copy enhancer utility does this.

Copy your files faster with TeraCopy
I used TeraCopy too. That's prolly why I thought it was a Windows option. Only on my system I got filename.txt filename(1).txt
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18 Aug 2011   #10
LpKatalog

Windows 7 Starter 32bit.
 
 
Change default copy paste in the same directory - Copy

I wanted to change default copy format "- copy" into something else e.g. "~1" (from "Text - Copy.txt" to "Text.txt~1"). After installing TeraCopy default copy format was changed as you have mentioned above e.g. from "Text - Copy.txt" to "Text_1.txt" which is quite interresting, but it's still a cold comfort for me.

Does anybody know if it's possible to create my own default copy paste format in Windows 7 by changing some system settings, registry... or some settings in TeraCopy?
I spent many hours looking for any solution, but I wasn't succeed.
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