win2000 confirm file overwrite

Posted on 2005-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I am copying some folders in Windows Explorer to another directory that contains folders of the same name and get the standard message  that files of the same name will be overwritten.  Then it asks if I still want to copy.  

Is there a setting to change so that it asks me to confirm file overwrite if it actually encounters files of the same name as opposed to asking me the question up front?
Question by:janderscu
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    Would you prefer to use xcopy [source] [destination] ?

    If so, use /y to auto-confirm the overwriting of files

    Author Comment

    I had thought of that, but I need to set it up to be user friendly for others using the PC that aren't as comfortable with DOS commands.  Thanks.
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    I am sure you though of this though...
    Would you not be concerned that they would accidentally drag and drop a folder wrong and miss something up?

    Just another thought.  Personally I am not sure how you would implement something like this.
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    a way to easily implement this is to use the xcopy command and put it in a batch file. this way users just have to doubleclick the batch file and everything will be copied.

    Author Comment

    good idea MrAruba, but I need this to work no matter what they are copying, so the source and destination could be different each time they use it

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