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  1.    01 Jun 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Win 10 Pro - 1703

    Substitute for PC Tools (PC Shell) for Win 10 File Copying


    Years ago, the PC Shell utility in PC Tools allowed you to copy single or multiple directories and files from one location to another, e.g.: from one partition to another. But that suite has been absorbed by Symantec. Beyond Compare was another good oldie because it let you see folder contents side-by-side.

    I'm looking for a replacement to overcome Win 10's stupidity. I.E., if four folders all contain a same-name file with perhaps different elements, Win 10 sees those files as the same even though they're in different directories. PC-Shell used to be able to copy them all into the correct corresponding locations while Win 10 halts, saying they're the same and won't copy file 1 into folder 1, file 2 into folder 2, etc., unless you examine them separately. That's fine for 3 or 4 instances, but not when you're copying massive collections. Yesterday, I had 71 such instances in one copy session.

    Any wonderful ideas? Of course, free would be good. But low cost is good too. Appreciate the help.
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  2.    01 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,922
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Would this be something worth looking at:
    http://freecommander.com/en/summary/
    I have it on a couple of computers, have also had Total Commander [paid] on a computer for a few years. I also use Commander One on my MacBook Pro with macOS Sierra, quite similar.
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  3.    01 Jun 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Crewe Cheshire
    Posts : 1,456
    windows 10

    Built in robocopy does all that and you can now get gui if you don't like Cmd very fast been around for years
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  4.    01 Jun 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 100
    Win 10 Pro - 1703
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Would this be something worth looking at:
    http://freecommander.com/en/summary/
    I have it on a couple of computers, have also had Total Commander [paid] on a computer for a few years. I also use Commander One on my MacBook Pro with macOS Sierra, quite similar.
    Thank you, Berton. Sounds good. I'll look into it shortly and report back 2 U.

    Thank you, Samuria. I'll try your idea if Berton's doesn't work.
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  5.    01 Jun 2017 #5
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    Staffordshire
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    Windows 10 Pro
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  6.    01 Jun 2017 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 100
    Win 10 Pro - 1703
    Thread Starter

    Bravo, Berton!

    You hit the nail on the head. Easy to download, install, and use right away. Just what I needed. Now in the middle of copying 4 partitions and it's flowing smoothly, so I thank you very, very much.
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  7.    01 Jun 2017 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2014
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    You're welcome, glad it worked for you.
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  8.    01 Jun 2017 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 939
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro

    Would also like to recommend MultiCommander. It's a two-pane file manager and it really does great with copying over net works!
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  9.    02 Jun 2017 #9
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 100
    Win 10 Pro - 1703
    Thread Starter

    Thank you, Mark. Looks good on the surface so I'll try to remember it if Free Commander stops doing what I need.

    One quick, small point, FYI...Chrome says the MultiCommander.com site is "Not Secure". So, I quickly X'd out of it.
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  10.    02 Jun 2017 #10
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    Forever West
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    I just went there with the latest Firefox and no problem.
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