JSI Tip 5048. Undocumented copy feature in Windows Explorer?

If you are using Windows Explorer, in Windows 2000 or Windows XP, to copy a number of files, the copy will prompt you to overwrite an existing file, if it already exists in the target directory.

When the dialog appears, there is not obvious way to say NO for all future occurrences during this copy operation.

To say NO to the overwrite, for this and future occurrences during this copy operation, hold down the SHIFT key as you press the NO button.

NOTE: This is specially helpful when copying a number of large files and the operation aborts due to an error.



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