1.    15 Jun 2017 #1
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    Saving newer documents


    On previous versions of Windows, if I tried to save documents from, say a thumb drive to my hard drive and the names of the docs were identical, I would be asked if I wanted to save the newer version or not. I have a situation where I done massive editing of work documents at home on a thumb drive but have also edited docs at work. I don't want lose the recent work I've done at either place but can't find the "newer version" option. (Gosh, I hope that makes sense.) Does anyone know how to do that?
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  2.    15 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    I guess you need something to compare folder content.

    E.g.
    WINMERGE

    WinMerge is an Open Source comparing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can
    compare both folders and files, presenting differences in a visual text format
    that is easy to understand and handle. WinMerge can be used as an external
    differencing/merging tool or as a standalone application.

    WinMerge has many helpful supporting features to make comparing, synchronising,
    and merging as easy and useful as possible. Several programming languages and
    other file formats are syntax-highlighted.

    The latest WinMerge version and WinMerge information is available at
    WinMerge.
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  3.    15 Jun 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotdog View Post
    On previous versions of Windows, if I tried to save documents from, say a thumb drive to my hard drive and the names of the docs were identical, I would be asked if I wanted to save the newer version or not.... I don't want lose the recent work I've done at either place but can't find the "newer version" option...
    Welcome to TenForums @hotdog

    If you use File Explorer to copy files from one location to another all files that don't exist in the destination will be copied without comment. If it finds files are already there with the same names, then it will ask you what you want to do about it. Click on 'Let me decide for each file' for more control, where it will show you all the files with differing dates or sizes (the newest/largest with its date/size in bold). Untick 'Skip files with the same name and date' if you want complete control.


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  4.    15 Jun 2017 #4
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    Dalchina & Bree, thank you very much for your replies. Bree has the answer for which I was looking. I knew Windows 10 had to have that option. I've spaced over it so many times in the past not stopping to read, I totally missed it. Thanks again. Problem solved.
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