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Same File Name Copy/Paste
I backed up all of my music onto an external before getting a new motherboard... some of my music was restored for me by HP when I sent in my computer, however some was not. I am trying to copy and paste all of my music folders into an iTunes folder.

About 3/4 of the files share the same name and rather than manually go through and copy just the ones that arnt there yet i am trying to copy and paste them all and just let it replace the files with the same name

in older windows versions it prompted you about files sharing the same name and gave you the option to replace or skip...how can i make vista do that? right now it is simply automatically renaming the pasted file witht he same name and a -copy

thanks a lot
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Old 03-02-2009
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Re: Same File Name Copy/Paste
Use ROBOCOPY instead of hand-copying the files. Open a command prompt and
type ROBOCOPY /? for help or check this out:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m...spotlight.aspx

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> I backed up all of my music onto an external before getting a new
> motherboard... some of my music was restored for me by HP when I sent in
> my computer, however some was not. I am trying to copy and paste all of
> my music folders into an iTunes folder.
>
> About 3/4 of the files share the same name and rather than manually go
> through and copy just the ones that arnt there yet i am trying to copy
> and paste them all and just let it replace the files with the same name
>
> in older windows versions it prompted you about files sharing the same
> name and gave you the option to replace or skip...how can i make vista
> do that? right now it is simply automatically renaming the pasted file
> witht he same name and a -copy
>
> thanks a lot
>
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