Windows 10: Folder copy instead of overwrite Solved

  1.    05 Dec 2017 #1

    Folder copy instead of overwrite


    When I copy folders to my flash drive I sometimes get "foldername - copy" added instead of the folder being over written.
    Does any one know why ?
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  2.    05 Dec 2017 #2

    how are you copying as that can do strange things?
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  3.    05 Dec 2017 #3

    Samuria said: View Post
    how are you copying as that can do strange things?
    Highlighting source directories with control left mouse click then using control c to capture the files.
    Then click on flash drive directory then control v.
    Its odd it works mostly ok but now and then it goes wrong.
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  4. Posts : 585
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       06 Dec 2017 #4

    Nigel,

    Is it possible that this happens when you accidentally select the folder on the flash drive [instead of your intended source folder] and then copy it into place on the flash drive? Accidentally doing this would create the "foldername - copy" you are seeing.

    Denis
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  5.    06 Dec 2017 #5

    Try3 said: View Post
    Nigel,

    Is it possible that this happens when you accidentally select the folder on the flash drive [instead of your intended source folder] and then copy it into place on the flash drive? Accidentally doing this would create the "foldername - copy" you are seeing.

    Denis
    As it doesn't happen very often then maybe thats what is happening.
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  6. Posts : 29,386
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       06 Dec 2017 #6

    Hello Nigel, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    In addition, you might see if the tutorial below to change the default drag and drop action to always move may help.

    Change Drag and Drop Default Action in Windows Customization Tutorials
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  7.    06 Dec 2017 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Nigel, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    In addition, you might see if the tutorial below to change the default drag and drop action to always move may help.

    Change Drag and Drop Default Action in Windows Customization Tutorials
    Thanks, things are clear now.
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  • Posts : 29,386
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       06 Dec 2017 #8

    Glad we could help. :)
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