I can't stand setting up a large file move, going away to let it run for hours, and coming back to find the move stopped after 10% or so with a stupid "Are you sure you want to..."-prompt staring in my face. Of COURSE I want to!! Why else would I have done it in the first place?!? I'm grown up now and know when to use precautions. I need to know how to suppress these annoying prompts when I want to COPY, DELETE, or MOVE read-only, system or duplicate files, so my time isn't wasted with my PC idle. Can any kind soul tell me how to set-up Windows to do this? I've looked all over here, but I couldn't find the exact cure.
How do I remove ALL confirmations?(8 posts)
GaryLW, hello. Now that you are grown up, and have outgrown the capabilities of Windows Explorer, you are ready to upgrade to a better copy utility. Get yourself a copy of the freeware RichCopy tool from Microsoft. As someone who knows what they want, you will appreciate the ability to configure all aspects of the copy or move, whether to keep or delete files, what to overwrite or not, what attributes to change and so much more. Oh yeah, and it's multi-threaded and multi-core aware, can resume from a failure and so much more.
See Figure 1 in the link to RichCopy from above and you can see where you would set the setting to "Copy always" or overwrite on various conditions such as file size, time stamp, duplicates, and so on. I have RichCopy running on my Windows 7 and it rocks.
Thanks for the advice. I've been having this problem ever since I started using Windows 95! I just got around (and P.O.-ed enough) to asking for help. I tried Robocopy some time ago without the GUI, but it didn't satisfy. So I'll try RichCopy, however I really would just like to turn off confirmations in Windows and drag and drop away! Any more suggestions while I try this?
Well, RichCopy really wasn't my answer Aside from problems copying between networked drives, it just requires too much programming to get it running. Any other tips? I'd really like a hack that eliminates ALL hiccups in moving files in a bunch :)
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