Windows 10: Skip or replace files dialog box missing while copying files with same names

Discus and support Skip or replace files dialog box missing while copying files with same names in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have a very large volume of folders copied from my old XP laptop now on my Windows 10 laptop but i cant move them into the main file without them... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Folder boy, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. Skip or replace files dialog box missing while copying files with same names


    I have a very large volume of folders copied from my old XP laptop now on my Windows 10 laptop but i cant move them into the main file without them merging into the same folder because i have different files i want to keep seperate.


    For example if I have a folder on my desktop called "Folder 1" containing seven music tracks, then on my external drive I also have a folder called "Folder 1" containing five pictures.
    But if I drag the Folder 1 from the external onto the desktop it just overwrites the desktop "folder 1" and I end up with folder 1 containing both the music tracks and the pictures.


    I want back the way it was in XP with the usual folder confirmation dialogue box asking if i'd like to replace the folders or give them a new name, Otherwise its going to take me a hell load of time to rename each folder so they dont overwrite.


    thanks


    ***Original title: How do I enable the folder replacement confirmation box in windows 10***

    :)
     
    Folder boy, Aug 5, 2019
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  2. Marwan.K Win User

    Replace or Skip file dialog box not appearing anymore, always paste as a copy if file exist

    Hello,

    suddendly since yesterday, when i copy a file from folder to other, before it was giving a dialog box " Replace or skip file including keep both option",,,,, not this dialog is not appearing any more, when i copy a file with same name it is automatically
    paste as a copy file... example, if I copy file name "John.jpg" to other folder which has same file name, it is paste as "john-copy.jpg"... before it was giving option to overwrite or duplicate ..... not no options.. any help please.. thanks
     
    Marwan.K, Aug 5, 2019
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  3. Replace or Skip file dialog box not appearing anymore, always paste as a copy if file exist

    Hi Rajeshwari,

    I actually find what the issue was. I was using the copy function to directly copy picture from my iphone and because of this it was not giving me the replace or skip option. I copied the files in a temp folder on my desktop and then copied them to the folder
    where the duplicate files existed. This worked like a charm and I was able to get the replace or skip dialog box.

    Thanks

    Dheeraj
     
    Dheeraj Rupani, Aug 5, 2019
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  4. Skip or replace files dialog box missing while copying files with same names

    Replace or Skip file dialog box not appearing anymore, always paste as a copy if file exist

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft community.

    Please be informed that you might have checked that option to replace or skip file dialogue box.

    I suggest you to restore the folder options and check if it helps.

    • Go to file explorer.
    • Click on View.
    • Click on options.
    • Then click on Restore default.

    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Rajeshwari_Patil, Aug 5, 2019
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