Windows 8 UI: Here’s the New File Copy / Replace Dialogs

By Lowell Heddings on August 27th, 2011

There’s loads of information suddenly pouring out of Microsoft about how Windows 8 really works, and today they explained how they are handling when you copy files over top of other files with the same name.

One of the key changes is that when you’re copying a file and prompted to replace an existing file, now you can open or interact with the file in question by just double-clicking on it in the dialog. Check out the link for the rest of the details.

Designing the Windows 8 file name collision experience [MSDN]

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/27/11
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