Preview files to be copied in Windows using an XCopy alternative replacement tool

This post will show how to preview your files before copying them in windows. Although this is possible with Windows XCopy tool, you may not find it as flexible and as user friendly as Copywhiz.

When copying lots of files, it is very essential to ensure that no important file is left behind & no unnecessary file is being copied. Be accurate right from the start by knowing which files will be copied before actually copying them by reviewing the list of files that will actually be copied.

Also, when filtering files by type, date or size, it is important to verify whether all the files you need will be copied successfully. Previewing files before actually copying them gives you confidence & keeps your mind relaxed.

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it let’s 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 Xcopy

    Xcopy Source [Destination] /L command displays a list of files that are to be copied.

    For Ex: To display a list of files that are to be copied, the following command line will be used:

    xcopy /I “C:\Your Folder” “C:\New Folder”

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

    Using Copywhiz:

    Copywhiz is an alternative that allows you to preview files before copying them. You can alter different filter options (file type, date or size) and ensure that the right files are copied. This avoids mistakes, incorrect files to be copied & important files to be left out. This ensures accuracy. You can also use this feature to view the list of new & modified files in a folder.

    Here is how Copywhiz Preview Window appears:

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    Create Directory structure only, do not paste files in Windows using an XCopy alternative replacement tool

    In one of our previous posts we saw how to create files without their folders. You can do the opposite of this too by copying only folders and leaving out the files in them. This is useful when you want to create lots of folders for different types of files easier and faster . Although this is possible with Windows XCopy tool, you may not find it as flexible and as user friendly as Copywhiz.

    This post will show you how to create the whole folder structure without files in Windows since just replicating just the structure of a directory to another location, without any of the files that reside inside the directory or the sub-directories can be a very tedious & error-prone task. Do note that here, directory refers to your folders.

    Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it let’s 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 Xcopy

    Xcopy Source [Destination] /t 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 directory structure without files, the following command line will be used:

    xcopy /t /e “C:\Your Folder” “C:\New Folder”

    However, using Xcopy commands are not easy to use. System administrators may be able to use. But Xcopy 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’.

    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.

    For more tutorial videos, check out this page.

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    Exclude specific files when copying in Windows using an xcopy alternative replacement tool

    This article will help you have a choice in the files being copied by excluding certain files from being copied . Although this is possible with Windows Robocopy tool, you may not find it as flexible and as user friendly as Copywhiz

    By default, any copy program will copy everything (all the files) from the folder that you specify as the source. But, at times, we would like to filter & include only specific files based on different variables say file name, file extension or directory name. For Ex: Copy only pictures and not videos, only source code files and not object files, all documents except .pdf and so on. .

    Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it let’s 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 xcopy

    xcopy Source Destination /EXCLUDE:file1[+file2][+file3]… command lets us to specify a list of files containing strings to be excluded. These strings are not entered directly in the command switch. They are one or more text files that list the strings to be excluded.

    Here is the command that is actually being used:

    xcopy source destination /EXCLUDE:file1[+file2][+file3]… exclude: {path}list_of_exclusions.txt.

    For Ex: To copy files from ‘C:\t1’ to the folder ‘c:\t2‘, by excluding certain type of files, the following command line will be used:

    xcopy / c:\t1 c:\t2 /EXCLUDE:C:\list-of-excluded-files.txt

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

    Using Copywhiz:

    To copy only specific type of files in windows from Source folder to the Target folder, 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 special–>Paste files by name or type as shown below:

    3. The Advanced Settings dialog box will open. You can include or exclude files/folders to be copied by typing their names, file extensions or folder names. You can also preview the list of files that will be copied and files that will be skipped by clicking on the Preview button. After confirming, press the Ok button in the Advanced Settings dialog box. All the required files will be copied successfully.

    Copywhiz lets you to choose which type of files to copy & which to ignore – i.e, it lets you to do ‘Selective File Copy’. Pick only those files that are important & avoid files that are not required (Eg. Files that occupy too much space) with Copywhiz. Easily filter files by name, extension, folder etc from a bunch of folders. Complete big file copy tasks with few clicks & save manual effort with Copywhiz.

    For more tutorial videos, check out this page.

    Learn more about Copywhiz. Download the free trial from here.

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    Copy only new & modified files in Windows using an XCopy alternative replacement tool

    This post will show you how to copy only your latest modified files . Although this is possible with Windows XCopy tool, you may not find it as flexible and as user friendly as Copywhiz.

    Often, we tend to copy the same set of files everyday or every fewer days in order to take backups. This process is very time-consuming especially when we are copying a larger number of files as each & every file will be copied. It’s always easier & better if we can copy only those files that are newly added or recently modified.

    Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it let’s 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 Xcopy

    The Xcopy command Xcopy Source [Destination] /d copies all Source files that are newer than existing Destination files. This command-line option allows you to update files that have changed.

    Here is the command that is actually being used:

    Xcopy Source [Destination] /d[:mm-dd-yyyy] copies source files changed on or after the specified date only.

    For Ex: To copy all the files in the directory ‘E:data’ that are modified on or after 1 st February 2011 to the folder ‘E:\backup‘, the following command line will be used:

    Xcopy /D:01-02-11 /I E:\data E:\backup

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

    Using Copywhiz:

    To copy only changed files (new and modified) in Windows, follow the steps given below:

    1. Right-click on the folder from which only new or modified 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 Special- ->Paste only new & modified files

    3. If the same folder already exists in the destination, then only new or modified files will be replaced, others will be skipped, saving a lot of time.

    Copywhiz automatically detects new & changed files making the whole process very quick. Alternatively, you can copy files based on specific dates (date modified, date created, date accessed). What could take several hours if done manually, Copywhiz completes it in few seconds. Just, specify the file date type and date range so that the files are copied based on the date criteria.

    This feature is very useful while sharing/uploading only recently modified files, or taking backup of just new & modified files especially when there are several files to copy or backup or even to pick latest music/pictures from multiple folders.

    Watch a short video that will show you how you can copy only changed files using Copywhiz in Windows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InocVvRPQbA

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    Attaching sticky notes to Microsoft Word Document in Windows

    With Notezilla, you can attach sticky notes to Microsoft Word documents. This way you will have the right information at right time automatically, without any effort from your side. The sticky note will popup automatically whenever you access that particular Microsoft word document.
    This will help you access related information and accomplish your tasks faster and without added confusion. Moreover, you also have a wildcard (*) to support a sticky note to multiple word documents of a single folder.

    Attaching a sticky note

    To stick a note to any Microsoft word document, right-click on the note title and choose “Stick To Window” option from the menu as shown in the below picture. Alternatively press Ctrl+W from within the sticky note.

    A list of all the currently opened windows will be shown which includes Websites, Programs, documents. Select the Microsoft word document to which you wish to attach the sticky note as shown in the below image and press OK. The note will be stuck to the particular word document.

    Note: To directly stick a note to the underlying word document, Press Ctrl+Shift+W keys from the note.

    This is how it will appear on the Microsoft word document:

    Matching only a part of the window title (Wildcards)

    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 above picture) and prefix or suffix the title with the * wildcard. As per this, the sticky note will appear on all the documents of a particular folder.

    To watch a short video on how to attach notes to websites, windows and documents, Click here

    Learn more about Notezilla sticky notes app for Windows, iPhones, Android etc. Download free trial.

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    Attaching sticky notes to Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in Windows

    With Notezilla, you can attach sticky notes to Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. This way you will have the right information at right time automatically, without any effort from your side. The sticky note will popup automatically whenever you access that particular spreadsheet document (workbook).
    This will help you access related information and accomplish your tasks faster and without added confusion. Moreover, you also have a wildcard (*) to support a sticky note to multiple excel spreadsheet documents of a single folder.

    Attaching a sticky note

    To stick a note to any excel spreadsheet document, right-click on the note title and choose “Stick To Window” option from the menu as shown in the below picture. Alternatively press Ctrl+W from within the sticky note.

    A list of all the currently opened windows will be shown which includes Websites, Programs, documents. Select the excel spreasheet document to which you wish to attach the sticky note as shown in the below image and press OK. The note will be stuck to the particular excel spreadsheet document.

    Note: To directly stick a note to the underlying excel spreadsheet, Press Ctrl+Shift+W keys from the note.

    This is how it will appear on the excel spreadsheet document:

    Matching only a part of the window title (Wildcards)

    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 above picture) and prefix or suffix the title with the * wildcard. As per this, the sticky note will appear on all the documents of a particular folder.

    To watch a short video on how to attach notes to websites, windows and documents, Click here

    Learn more about Notezilla sticky notes app for Windows, iPhones, Android etc. Download free trial.

    Have a good day

    Thank you :)