Change Copy Name Extension Template in Windows

    Change Copy Name Extension Template in Windows

    How to Change Default Copy Name Extension Template in Windows 7, 8, and 10
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    28 Nov 2017
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    When you copy a file or folder to the same location, a copy of that file or folder will be created with the - Copy extension at the end of the filename by default.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the Copy name extension template to what you want for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.
    Note   Note
    This will only affect copies that you create afterwards, and will not affect copies that already have the - Copy file name extension.

    EXAMPLE: Copy name extension template
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    Here's How:

    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit, and press Enter.

    2. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

    3. In Registry Editor, browse to the key at the location below. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\NamingTemplates

    Note   Note
    If you do not have a NamingTemplates key (not there by default), then right click on the Explorer key, click/tap on New, click/tap on Key, type NamingTemplates, and press Enter.
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    4. In the right pane of the NamingTemplates key, double click/tap on the CopyNameTemplate string value to modify it. (see screenshot above)
    Note   Note
    If you do not have a CopyNameTemplate value (not there by default), then right click or press and hold on an empty area in the right pane of the NamingTemplates key, click/tap on New, click/tap on String Value, type CopyNameTemplate, and press Enter.


    To undo this custom copy name extension template, you would just need to delete the CopyNameTemplate string value.



    5. Type the value data below you want to use as the default shortcut extension name template, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)


    (To remove "- Copy" extension)
    %s


    (For custom extension name)
    %s - Extension Name

    (For reverse custom extension name)
    Extension Name - %s
    Note   Note
    Substitute Extension Name in the value data above with the actual extension name you want instead.

    For example:

    %s - Duplicate

    OR

    Copy of - %s


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    6. When finished, you can close Registry Editor if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709

    I'd like "%s 2" but for 3rd one it should be "%s 3" and go on...
    Anyway?
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
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    Not that I'm aware of.
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