Create full folder hierarchy structure when copying files in Windows

Sometimes, there are situations were you want to copy 2 folders with same name but having different content. Another case is when you want to share the complete file structure from the root drive so that it can be replicated in the destination folder, exactly like the source.

So, to do this, Copywhiz will help you create full directory structure from level 1 although you must be just copying a folder at level 5.

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & more control over the file-copying process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

• Copy only new or modified files
• Paste by date created or modified or accessed .
• Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
• Copy files to multiple folders/computers
• Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
• Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
• Schedule file backups
Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.

Using Copywhiz

1. Right-click on the folders from which files need to be copied and choose Copywhiz–>Copy from the menu as shown below:

2. Go to the destination folder, right-click on it and select Copywhiz–>Paste Advance.

3. Click the “Advanced Settings” option. The advanced settings dialog box will open. Select “Create full folder hierarchy” .

4. Click on ‘OK’ and ‘Paste Now’. You can even schedule it for later by clicking on “Paste later(Schedule)” option.

This is how Copywhiz keeps those files separate so that you can copy files faster, easier and safer. This is really useful when sharing files or creating copies(backups).

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Automatically copy files in background at specific time in Windows

You will now learn how to schedule your file copy task in Windows. This way you can copy them anywhere at particular time. Very useful for taking automatic backups. I will show you how to do this using Copywhiz, an app for Windows.

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you have more flexibility and control over the file-copying process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

• Copy only new or modified files
• Paste by date created or modified or accessed .
• Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
• Copy files to multiple folders/computers
• Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
• Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
• Schedule file backups
Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.

Using Copywhiz :

1. Copy the files from the Source folder and right-click on it and choose Copywhiz–>Copy as shown below:

2. Right-click inside the destination folder where you wish to copy the files and select Copywhiz–>Paste Advanced:

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3. Save the selected files as a Copywhiz project and schedule a backup of the same set of files by clicking on ‘Paste later (Schedule)’ button. Once clicked, the following Window will appear that will let you to set your preferred time and date to copy the files.

Using the scheduling capability of Copywhiz, you can create a backup of your files every week, every day or even every hour. Also, the ‘run silently’ option will perform copying without disturbing your work.

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Stick multiple pictures on your Windows desktop using sticky notes

Remember Active Desktop that older versions of Windows supported? I had used Active Desktop mainly to put multiple pictures on desktop.

Unfortunately, newer version of Windows doesn’t support Active Desktop. Luckily, we have Notezilla – The sticky notes app for Windows and Phones.

With Notezilla, you can stick multiple pictures of your choice on your Windows desktop. You can insert pictures that already exist on your PC or just copy pictures from any website and paste them directly into sticky notes.

Notezilla makes sticky notes more useful by providing the facility to insert pictures / images inside them. Not just 1, 2 or 10. You can add as many pictures as you like.

How to stick multiple images on Windows desktop background?

You can copy pictures from any website and paste them directly into sticky notes. Which means you do not have to download pictures every time to add them into your sticky note.

You can even drag and drop them directly into the note which will create a link to the site from which you copied the picture. Later when you need, you can click on the link and directly go to the place where the picture was.

This is really useful when researching and collecting data on a particular topic. Saving time, efforts and also giving a better view to your normally boring desktop.

To make your Windows Desktop pretty, you can have sticky notes with different pictures in them. It’s fun too. I keep pictures of my loved ones on Windows desktop.

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Avoid replacing newer files when copying them in Windows

Suppose you are copying large number of files to and existing file set, how will you avoid replacing the existing files that are newer than the source files. This post will help you on how to skip newer versions of files from being replaced when copying them. We will do this using Copywhiz.

You generally would have heard of skipping older files and copying only the newer ones. But using Copywhiz you can even skip newer files (that exist in the destination folder) and keep only the original.

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & more control over the file-copying process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

• Copy only new or modified files
• Paste by date created or modified or accessed.
• Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
• Copy files to multiple folders/computers
• Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
• Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
• Schedule file backups
several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.

Using Copywhiz

  1. Copy the files from the Source folder and right-click on it and choose Copywhiz–>Copy as shown below:
  2. Right-click inside the destination folder where you wish to copy the files and select Copywhiz–>Paste Advanced:
  3. Click on ‘general’ settings tab which is next to the filter option.
  4. Under the file replace options, select ‘Skip if destination file is newer’. This skips all those files that have been modified.
  5. Click on ‘OK’ and ‘Paste Now’

You would have never thought that something like this was even possible. But Copywhiz truly goes beyond your imagination.

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Create folder structure only without files in Windows using a Robocopy alternative replacement tool

You will now learn how to create complete folder (directory) structure without the files in them. Although this is possible with Windows Robocopy tool, you may not find it as flexible and as user friendly as Copywhiz.

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & more control over the file-copying process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

  • Copy only new or modified files
  • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
  • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
  • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
  • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
  • Schedule file backups
  • Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.
  • Using Robocopy

    Robocopy /XF file [file]… command lets us to replicate the whole directory structure without copying the files inside them. To copy empty directories, you must include the /e command-line option.

    For Ex: To copy the folder “pictures” to the folder “project” without the files in it, the following command line will be used:

    Robocopy C:\pictures e:\project /XF

    However, Robocopy commands are not easy to use. System administrators may be able to use. But Robocopy is not for common users.

    Using Copywhiz:

    To create directory structure only without copying the files inside them, follow the steps given below:

    1. Select files using Windows Explorer, right-click on them and choose Copywhiz->Copy from the menu as shown below :

    2. Go to the destination folder, right-click inside the folder and select Copywhiz–>Paste Advanced as shown below:

    3. Copywhiz Window will open. Click on ‘Advanced Settings’ button and select ‘Create folder structure only, do not paste files’ as shown below and click on ‘Ok’ and “Paste Now”.

    Copywhiz is an alternative that allows you to create the complete directory (folder) structure without copying files in them. This feature can be useful in multi-users scenario where the system administrator wishes to create the same standard template folder structure without files for different users from an existing structure.

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    Attaching sticky notes to websites and webpages in Windows

    With Notezilla, you can stick notes to documents, websites, folders, programs or any other window.

    You have the right information at the right time automatically, without any effort from your side. This is because the sticky notes will popup automatically whenever you access that particular document, web page, folder, program etc.

    This article will specifically talk about sticking notes to web pages.

    You would have normally heard and seen people using sticky notes on their desktop to organize their tasks better. This is very useful to keep track of things. You would have also seen them make notes for certain websites they frequently visit like shopping websites, bank website etc. But you would never have seen them pinning notes to websites to access the sticky note too along with the webpage.

    How would you do that? Simple, using the Notezilla sticky notes app for Windows & Phones (Android, iOS, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone etc.).

    The shortest way to pin a sticky note to any window (website, doc, folder, program etc.) is to press Ctrl+Shift+W from within the sticky note. The note will stick immediately to the active window.

    To stick a note to a particular website:

    1. Open a website. Let’s take amazon.com as an example:
    2. Choose ‘New Note’ by clicking on the Notezilla icon in the task bar and write your note.
    3. Click on the top-left button (Note Menu button) of the sticky note and choose ‘Stick to Window’ from the note menu list. A dialog box appears with the list of all the programs running on your system.
    4. Choose the website where you want to stick the note to.
    5. The ‘Hide note otherwise’ option will hide the note automatically if you are not on that particular website.
    6. Now press OK.

    Time to use the wildcard!

    Notezilla uses the title of the window to show or hide a particular sticky note. Sometimes, you may want to stick a note to documents of similar kind. In such cases you would need to use the ‘wildcard’ method.

    To match only a part of the window title, double click on any window title that is listed (shown in the picture below) and prefix or suffix the title with the * wildcard.

    Ex: If you add * at the end of the website title amazon.com*, then the sticky note will appear on all windows having the title beginning with ‘amazon.com’.
    Similarly, you can also add * at the beginning of the window title, *amazon.com. This will match all windows having their titles ending with ‘amazon.com’.

    This is because the sticky notes are always shown based on the title of the website.

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    Automatically backup files into a compressed .zip file

    This article will tell you how to copy a large number of files into a .zip file only using Copywhiz, a file copy app for Windows.

    Compressing large number of files into a .zip file helps in saving disk space. Also transferring .zip files between different devices or drives is faster than transferring individual files.

    Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & more control over the file-copying process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:
    • Copy only new or modified files
    • Paste by date created or modified or accessed.
    • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
    • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
    • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
    • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
    • Schedule file backups
    several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.

    Using Copywhiz

    1. Right-click on the folder/folders from which the files need to be copied and choose Copywhiz–>Copy from the menu as shown below:

    2. Go to the destination folder where you wish to create the .zip file and select Copywhiz–> Paste Advanced.

    3. Under the paste options select ‘Paste as compressed .zip file’, specify the .zip file name and click on ‘Paste Now’. You can use the %date% or %datetime% variables to create a separate zip file each time.

    You can even schedule your file copying to create backups or in simple words, create multiple copies automatically from time to time. All you need to do is:

    1. Click on ‘Paste later (Schedule)’ button. Once clicked, the following Window will appear that will let you to set your preferred backup frequency.

    2. After setting your preferred frequency, click on ‘Schedule Now’ so that Copywhiz automatically run the projects at a specified time for creating multiple copies.

    Once you get used to Copywhiz, you will find the regular file copying process too outdated and boring.

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    Copy files to a new folder (each time) in Windows using an Xcopy alternative replacement tool

    This article will update you on how to create a new destination folder each time when copying files in Windows. This is not directly possible with the Windows Xcopy tool. You can therefore use Copywhiz to do that in an easier and faster way.

    It is always advisable to multiple backups of your files. Data loss can happen in many ways, the most common causes are physical failure of your PC, accidental errors, theft or even natural disasters. Computer viruses too often delete or corrupt your data. Also, multiple versions of file backups are important because users might need to restore a file from different points in time.

    Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & more control over the file-copying process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

  • Copy only new or modified files
  • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
  • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
  • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
  • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
  • Schedule file backups
  • Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.
  • Using Copywhiz:

    1. Copy the files from the Source folder and right-click on it and choose Copywhiz–>Copy as shown below:

    2. Right-click inside the destination folder where you wish to copy the files and select Copywhiz–>Paste Advanced:

    3. Copywhiz window will open with the destination folder already selected. You can suffix the destination folder with %date% or %datetime% to add current date to the folder name.

    4. Once the variables are added, click on ‘Paste Now’ and it will automatically create a new folder based on the current date.

    5. You can save the selected files as a Copywhiz project and schedule a backup of the same set of files by clicking on ‘Paste later (Schedule)’ button. Once clicked, the following Window will appear that will let you set your preferred backup frequency. After setting your preferred frequency, click on ‘Schedule Now’ so that Copywhiz automatically runs the projects at a specified time for taking backups.

    Copywhiz is an alternative that lets you create a new destination folder (date-wise) for every file backup. This way you can ensure that multiple versions of your backups are maintained. It uses Windows Task Scheduler to schedule your backups.

    Configure Copywhiz to copy files at a particular time. Using Copywhiz’s scheduling capability you can back up your files every week, every day or even every hour.

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    Copying files to multiple destination folders in Windows using an Xcopy alternative replacement tool

    This post will show you how to copy files to various destinations/places simultaneously. This is possible with the Windows XCopy tool, but you may not find it as flexible and user friendly as Copywhiz.

    People who generally have the habit of taking multiple backups, need to follow the lengthy process of copy, paste, copy, paste and so on. This is not only tiring and boring but also very time consuming. This is why they would want to copy the files and paste them in all the destinations, all at once.

    Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & control over the file-copying process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

  • Copy only new or modified files
  • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
  • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
  • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
  • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
  • Schedule file backups
  • Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.
  • Using Xcopy

    The Xcopy command Xcopy Source [Destination] /s copies files including all the sub-folders. We will use the For loop to copy files to multiple destinations using this command.

    For Ex: To copy the file “project.docx” into the folders “personal” and “office” we need to run the below command:

    Xcopy /s
    For %%a in (
    “D:\backup\project.pdf”) do (
    xcopy /s “%%~a” “d:\temp\personal”,”%%~a” “d:\temp\office”)

    However, using Xcopy commands is not easy. System administrators may be able to use. But Xcopy is definitely not for common users.

    Using Copywhiz:

    1. Copy the files from the Source folder and right-click on it and choose Copywhiz–>Copy as shown below:

    2. Go to the destination folder, right-click on it and select Copywhiz–>Paste Advance. The advance settings dialogue box will now open.

    3. Type the name of the folders in which you want the files to be copied and click paste now.

    4.The files will instantly be copied to all your mentioned folders.

    Not just that, Copywhiz even lets you copy files to multiple computers. This is especially useful when you want to share the same files to multiple systems.

    You can even use date variables such as %year%, %month%, %day%, %hour% & %minute% as a part of the folder address to create new destination folders each time. That means you can create new folders instantly while copying and do not have to go to different destinations and create folders each time before copying.
    This is just wow!

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    Exclude files based on their last access in Windows using a Robocopy alternative replacement tool

    This post will tell you how to exclude certain files from being copied based on the last time you accessed them on Windows PC. This is actually possible using Robocopy, a Windows tool. But you may not find it as easy and flexible than Copywhiz, which does the same thing in a much user friendly manner.

    There may be a set of files you wouldn’t have used for a long time. Since you do not access them that frequently, it makes no sense to copy them every time with your other regular files. But we often do not know how to exclude such files from being copied. Doing this manually is not practically possible.

    So enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you have more flexibility and control over the file-copying process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

    • Copy only new or modified files
    • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
    • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
    • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
    • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
    • Schedule file backups
    Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.

    Using Robocopy

    The Robocopy command Robocopy Source [Destination] /MAXLAD:n[YYYYMMDD] is used to depict the maximum last access date which means it excludes files unused since ‘n’. Here, n is either days or the exact date whichever you find convenient.

    For example: While copying files from the folder “projects” to the folder “backup”, if you want to exclude files that have not been accessed since 10 JAN 2018:

    Robocopy c:\projects c:\backup /maxlad:20180110

    Similarly, you can even exclude frequently used files from being copied. This is when you have large number of unused files that you need to keep aside as a mere record.

    Again, Robocopy can do this using the command Robocopy source [destination] /minlad:n[YYYYMMDD] which depicts the minimum last access days which means it will exclude files used since the specified day/date.

    For example: If you want to exclude files accessed since 10 JAN 2018:

    Robocopy /minlad: [20180110]

    will be used.

    Even though Robocopy does it for you, these commands are not easy to use. System administrators use it. But Robocopy is not for common users.

    Using Copywhiz

    1. Select files using Windows Explorer, right-click on them and choose Copywhiz->Copy from the menu as shown below :

    2. Go to the destination folder, right-click inside the folder and select Copywhiz–>Paste Advanced as shown below:

    3. Copywhiz Window will open. Click on ‘Advanced Settings’ button and select “paste by date – accessed” and click ‘ok’.

    Copywhiz lets you do all of these with just few clicks right from Windows Explorer which could have taken several hours if done manually.

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