Replacement for WinXP Copy/Move commands?


N

Noozer

I can't remember how many times I've started a LONG copy process only to
have Windows pop up a dialog box about 2 after I shut off the monitor and
walk away. This means that the 90 minutes I expected to wait is wasted while
the PC waits for me.


Are there any replacments for the COPY and MOVE menu items that will...

- Generate a dialog box when user interaction is necessary, but NOT
interrupt the copy process.

- Automatically rename files when a conflict occurs, and generate a "tag"
file in that location so the user can search for the tag at a later time.
Also, generate a report of files renamed and their locations.

- If an error occurs during a copy or move, such as "cannot move, file in
use", give me the option to RETRY.

- Offer a PAUSE button on the progress dialog box

- Possible buffer the copy so that copying many small files does not take so
long.

- If I Cancel a MOVE operation, put the already moved files back where they
came from.

- REPLACE the COPY and MOVE context menu items. If necessary allow me to
see/hide "WinCopy" and "WinMove" items to use the old Copy and Move
functions.

....*sigh*
 
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G

Guest

Yes, they fall under the category of File Managers and they are not
Microsoft. Total Commander, LapLink, ... ... ...
 
D

David Candy

Dragging will rename. Ctrl + Z undoes. Dialog boxes have Yes to All, and a Shift + No means No to All for File copies.
 
H

Haggis

"David Candy" <.> wrote in message
Dragging will rename. Ctrl + Z undoes. Dialog boxes have Yes to All, and a
Shift + No means No to All for File copies.

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Noozer said:
I can't remember how many times I've started a LONG copy process only to
have Windows pop up a dialog box about 2 after I shut off the monitor and
walk away. This means that the 90 minutes I expected to wait is wasted
while
the PC waits for me.


Are there any replacments for the COPY and MOVE menu items that will...

- Generate a dialog box when user interaction is necessary, but NOT
interrupt the copy process.

- Automatically rename files when a conflict occurs, and generate a "tag"
file in that location so the user can search for the tag at a later time.
Also, generate a report of files renamed and their locations.

- If an error occurs during a copy or move, such as "cannot move, file in
use", give me the option to RETRY.

- Offer a PAUSE button on the progress dialog box

- Possible buffer the copy so that copying many small files does not take
so
long.

- If I Cancel a MOVE operation, put the already moved files back where
they
came from.

- REPLACE the COPY and MOVE context menu items. If necessary allow me to
see/hide "WinCopy" and "WinMove" items to use the old Copy and Move
functions.

...*sigh*

or the good old command line :>
XCOPY source [destination] [/A | /M] [/D[:date]] [/P] [/S [/E]] [/V] [/W]
[/C] [/I] [/Q] [/F] [/L] [/G] [/H] [/R] [/T] [/U]
[/K] [/N] [/O] [/X] [/Y] [/-Y] [/Z]
[/EXCLUDE:file1[+file2][+file3]...]

source Specifies the file(s) to copy.
destination Specifies the location and/or name of new files.
/A Copies only files with the archive attribute set,
doesn't change the attribute.
/M Copies only files with the archive attribute set,
turns off the archive attribute.
/D:m-d-y Copies files changed on or after the specified date.
If no date is given, copies only those files whose
source time is newer than the destination time.
/EXCLUDE:file1[+file2][+file3]...
Specifies a list of files containing strings. Each string
should be in a separate line in the files. When any of the
strings match any part of the absolute path of the file to be
copied, that file will be excluded from being copied. For
example, specifying a string like \obj\ or .obj will exclude
all files underneath the directory obj or all files with the
.obj extension respectively.
/P Prompts you before creating each destination file.
/S Copies directories and subdirectories except empty ones.
/E Copies directories and subdirectories, including empty ones.
Same as /S /E. May be used to modify /T.
/V Verifies each new file.
/W Prompts you to press a key before copying.
/C Continues copying even if errors occur.
/I If destination does not exist and copying more than one file,
assumes that destination must be a directory.
/Q Does not display file names while copying.
/F Displays full source and destination file names while
copying.
/L Displays files that would be copied.
/G Allows the copying of encrypted files to destination that
does
not support encryption.
/H Copies hidden and system files also.
/R Overwrites read-only files.
/T Creates directory structure, but does not copy files. Does
not
include empty directories or subdirectories. /T /E includes
empty directories and subdirectories.
/U Copies only files that already exist in destination.
/K Copies attributes. Normal Xcopy will reset read-only
attributes.
/N Copies using the generated short names.
/O Copies file ownership and ACL information.
/X Copies file audit settings (implies /O).
/Y Suppresses prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an
existing destination file.
/-Y Causes prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an
existing destination file.
/Z Copies networked files in restartable mode.

The switch /Y may be preset in the COPYCMD environment variable.
This may be overridden with /-Y on the command line.
 
N

Noozer

These still don't address the problem.

I'm copying almost 100gig of files from a USB drive, over a 100mbit LAN to a
NAS device. It takes HOURS...

.... I just checked into it, it was sitting at "thumbs.db is a system file,
do you want to overwrite?" ... this happened about two hours ago. WHY does
it have to STOP?!?!?!

The reason it's asking is because a file was in use during the attempt
yesterday to move these files, and it quit with an error and no chance to
continue. That time it was about 45 minutes into the job.

It should not take a week to move 100gig of files!



Haggis said:
"David Candy" <.> wrote in message
Dragging will rename. Ctrl + Z undoes. Dialog boxes have Yes to All, and a
Shift + No means No to All for File copies.

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=================================================
Noozer said:
I can't remember how many times I've started a LONG copy process only to
have Windows pop up a dialog box about 2 after I shut off the monitor and
walk away. This means that the 90 minutes I expected to wait is wasted
while
the PC waits for me.


Are there any replacments for the COPY and MOVE menu items that will...

- Generate a dialog box when user interaction is necessary, but NOT
interrupt the copy process.

- Automatically rename files when a conflict occurs, and generate a "tag"
file in that location so the user can search for the tag at a later time.
Also, generate a report of files renamed and their locations.

- If an error occurs during a copy or move, such as "cannot move, file in
use", give me the option to RETRY.

- Offer a PAUSE button on the progress dialog box

- Possible buffer the copy so that copying many small files does not take
so
long.

- If I Cancel a MOVE operation, put the already moved files back where
they
came from.

- REPLACE the COPY and MOVE context menu items. If necessary allow me to
see/hide "WinCopy" and "WinMove" items to use the old Copy and Move
functions.

...*sigh*

or the good old command line :>
XCOPY source [destination] [/A | /M] [/D[:date]] [/P] [/S [/E]] [/V] [/W]
[/C] [/I] [/Q] [/F] [/L] [/G] [/H] [/R] [/T]
[/U]
[/K] [/N] [/O] [/X] [/Y] [/-Y] [/Z]
[/EXCLUDE:file1[+file2][+file3]...]

source Specifies the file(s) to copy.
destination Specifies the location and/or name of new files.
/A Copies only files with the archive attribute set,
doesn't change the attribute.
/M Copies only files with the archive attribute set,
turns off the archive attribute.
/D:m-d-y Copies files changed on or after the specified date.
If no date is given, copies only those files whose
source time is newer than the destination time.
/EXCLUDE:file1[+file2][+file3]...
Specifies a list of files containing strings. Each string
should be in a separate line in the files. When any of the
strings match any part of the absolute path of the file to
be
copied, that file will be excluded from being copied. For
example, specifying a string like \obj\ or .obj will exclude
all files underneath the directory obj or all files with the
.obj extension respectively.
/P Prompts you before creating each destination file.
/S Copies directories and subdirectories except empty ones.
/E Copies directories and subdirectories, including empty ones.
Same as /S /E. May be used to modify /T.
/V Verifies each new file.
/W Prompts you to press a key before copying.
/C Continues copying even if errors occur.
/I If destination does not exist and copying more than one
file,
assumes that destination must be a directory.
/Q Does not display file names while copying.
/F Displays full source and destination file names while
copying.
/L Displays files that would be copied.
/G Allows the copying of encrypted files to destination that
does
not support encryption.
/H Copies hidden and system files also.
/R Overwrites read-only files.
/T Creates directory structure, but does not copy files. Does
not
include empty directories or subdirectories. /T /E includes
empty directories and subdirectories.
/U Copies only files that already exist in destination.
/K Copies attributes. Normal Xcopy will reset read-only
attributes.
/N Copies using the generated short names.
/O Copies file ownership and ACL information.
/X Copies file audit settings (implies /O).
/Y Suppresses prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an
existing destination file.
/-Y Causes prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an
existing destination file.
/Z Copies networked files in restartable mode.

The switch /Y may be preset in the COPYCMD environment variable.
This may be overridden with /-Y on the command line.
 
S

star

I've heard that RobyCopy is a decent GUI driven XCOPY alternative, but
I've never actually used it. I'm still using XCOPY myself to backup
files.
 
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