setting for default action when replacing file


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #1

    setting for default action when replacing file


    Is there a windows 10 setting that changes the default action when a file by the same name replaces it? Currently my PC appends (1) or (2) etc which causes me to have to do a lot of extra steps.
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    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2
       #2

    When you copy a file to a location with the same file name A dialog box listing duplicate file names will appear asking you if you want to save the existing file or the newer one. If you select both files (existing + new one), windows will save both by adding a suffix number to the newer file.
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    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #3

    rtischer8277 said:
    Is there a windows 10 setting that changes the default action when a file by the same name replaces it? Currently my PC appends (1) or (2) etc which causes me to have to do a lot of extra steps.
    spunk said:
    When you copy a file to a location with the same file name A dialog box listing duplicate file names will appear asking you if you want to save the existing file or the newer one. If you select both files (existing + new one), windows will save both by adding a suffix number to the newer file.
    What @spunk posted is correct. However, @rtischer8277, what you posted looks like what happens when you download a file (app, song, pic, etc.) to your default Download folder (usually C:\Users\{user name}\Downloads) and that file already exists. The system will append (1), (2), (3) to distinguish it from the original or any other duplicates. I don't know of any way to change that behavior, perhaps someone else does.
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       #4

    f14tomcat said:
    ... looks like what happens when you download a file (app, song, pic, etc.) to your default Download folder...
    Actually, the appending behavior occurs regardless of which directory the file lands in. Perhaps this is a new "feature". The old behavior let you decide and was customary for any SaveAs action. I know that the behavior is customizable when programming the SaveAs feature, so why can't it be set using the GUI?
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  5. Posts : 56,100
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #5

    rtischer8277 said:
    Actually, the appending behavior occurs regardless of which directory the file lands in. Perhaps this is a new "feature". The old behavior let you decide and was customary for any SaveAs action. I know that the behavior is customizable when programming the SaveAs feature, so why can't it be set using the GUI?
    No idea. Can't find a way to do that.
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