Win 10 File Explorer limitation with conflicts when copying files


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    Win 10 File Explorer limitation with conflicts when copying files


    In Win 7 File Explorer, when you copy files and there are conflicts, it shows a dialog box with the two files with dates and times AND it flags which one is newer. This last feature is something that has made life drastically easier for me and is not available in Win 10. Instead I am required to make an extra click in order to compare the two files and then I have to evaluate the date and time of the two files myself, which takes a lot longer and could be prone to error. In Win 7 File Explorer I was able to readily see the "newer" flag and could whiz through any conflicts.

    The font in Win 10 File Explorer is tiny, spindly and grey, with hard-to-see highlights for selections, so I have been looking for an alternative File Manager. Without downloading a dozen of options and trying each one, I have seen no mention of the File Conflict (newer) feature that was offered in Win 7. Any suggestions for a file manager with a white background (not black) that might have that feature, be able to sort by filename, date, etc., and be easier to read?

    Thank you for your assistance.
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       #2

    Hi, here's my version of file explorer:
    Win 10 File Explorer limitation with conflicts when copying files-1.png
    I've not noticed particular font problems.

    In the following I'm dragging and dropping a newer 1.txt into a folder containing 1.txt:

    Here's the dialogue you're referring to I think:
    Win 10 File Explorer limitation with conflicts when copying files-copy-explorer.png

    Here's what you first see with XYplorer on trying to drag and drop:
    Win 10 File Explorer limitation with conflicts when copying files-copy-xyplorer-copy-explorer.png
    Note if I select Copy , the dialogues revert to the above as per explorer.

    Freecommander shows the same dialogues as explorer.
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    Thank you for taking the time to respond and with graphic examples of the programs.

    It would be so much easier if Microsoft wouldn't keep making "improvements" for no good reason in File Explorer, and don't get me started on Office 365....

    Basically my productivity since Win 10 has decreased, not just because of the learning curve, but everything is so much more cumbersome and less intuitive.
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  4. Posts : 43,380
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    Discussed here in considerable detail including Win 7 dialogues:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...9-5b95902415d7

    I wonder if this offers anything?
    Robocopy in Windows 10 & Microsoft Robocopy GUI
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    Thank you for finding other people who have the same problem!

    Although I was extremely familiar with DOS, I don't like the prospect of using that. What I really liked was that on the rare occasion it flagged a newer file in the destination directory, I could stop and examine it and would occasionally find I needed to copy it the other way! All this sounds like I need to use the GoodSync program or something, but all of these are extra things I didn't used to have to deal with.

    As I said, productivity with Win 10 and Office 365 have been substantially reduced and with great irritation.
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  6. Posts : 43,380
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #6

    I guess you're referring to Robocopy and command prompt did you notice the GUI version of it?

    Also see Teracopy- Same question here- I posted screenshots.

    basic copy/paste operation
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       #7

    sunnyshine said:

    As I said, productivity with Win 10 and Office 365 have been substantially reduced and with great irritation.
    I have the same problem with the "file conflict" dialog in Win 10, and the same feelings about reduced productivity with Win 10 and Office 365. I wonder if you found a workaround for the "file conflict" dialog.
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    Productivity remains decreased with Win 10 and Office 365


    I have not found any work around. I just suffer slowly and quietly and have to take extra care with conflicts.

    As for Office 365, the way it's set up without options to get rid of "features" which are nothing but hindrances, is rotten. I can't put in any suggestions to MS about Office because they want all the privacy settings to be too unrestricted before you are allowed to do so and I'm not willing to do that.

    I'm not happy and productivity remains lower than before. The computer runs slower with Windows 10, and Office 365 is the worst in its lack of options...

    Sorry I can't offer any workarounds for even File Explorer.
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