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

    For more tutorial videos, check out this page.

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

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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.

    Have a good day

    Thank you :)

    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 :)

    Notezilla Review: Best app that will help us take control of constantly changing thoughts

    Thanks to Bobby Howerton for his fantastic review of Notezilla (Leading sticky notes software for Windows and Phones).

    Ok, I am not sure if everyone else is like me in the way that you have so much stuff to remember….sometimes it is hard for me to keep things straight and not forget anything. We I am going to do a quick review of an android(and iphone) app/pc software. It is called Notezilla and it is from the company ConceptWorld. So please read if you would like. I hope that it will help you:

    I started using Notezilla, from ConceptWorld, a little over a month ago. Since then this has been the best app I think I have ever found. Let me tell you why:

    1st) I am constantly on the go. I rarely have a pen/pencil and paper to write things or thoughts down, but I always have my Samsung Galaxy S6 Active smartphone. There are so many thoughts that go through my mind of what I need to do later today or tomorrow or next week for example…I can’t remember them all. Well that is where Notezilla comes into play and saves the day for me. No matter where I am or what I am doing when something comes to mind that I don’t want to forget I just open my Notezilla app and tap the + sign to create a note. I can then either type the note in or speak it using my phone’s built in microphone. I can give the note a title and even change the color. The notes that are created look like the real 3m Post-it notes. After the note is saved, automatically mind you, it is saved in the cloud.

    Then when I get home and log into my computer…on the desktop I see my note that I created on my phone. Now if this note is something that I want to stay on top of all windows (where I can constantly see it then I can click the pushpin icon and it will move to the top or front of all opened windows, browsers, and any other running applications. You can also change the color and opacity of the note in Windows. On the flip side, if I am working on something on my computer and I need to create a note to remind me of something the next day while on a job site for example…then all I have to do is create a note in windows and it will automatically show up on my phone.

    You can also easily search through all notes either on the computer or the phone. If you reset your phone or computer don’t worry about all of your notes because they are still there and when you install the app or software and log in…you will find all of your notes. There are so many other features that you get with Notezilla it would be almost impossible to go over everyone right now. But you can follow this link and go to their website, read all of the benefits and features and try it out for 30 days.

    You will be glad you did and wonder why you had not done this in the past. I think that this is the best app and software around that will help us take control of all of the constantly changing thoughts in our everyday lives. Here is the link: http://www.conceptworld.com/Notezilla

    What took hours of manual file copying, Copywhiz did it in few minutes

    Thanks to our customer Jeffrey Meades for taking time to express his joy for Copywhiz :).

    Copywhiz is a simple yet powerful file copying utility for Windows. It lets you selectively copy files based on name, type etc. Plus it has supporting features like copying files without folders, picking files from different folders before copying or compressing them, copying files to multiple folders/computers, auto rename duplicate files, scheduing file backup and many other features. It can save you several hours of manual tedious work.

    Here is what Jeffrey Meades wrote:

    I just wanted to express to the CopyWhiz team that I am so overjoyed
    at this product. For the longest time I have had an issue which would
    take hours upon hours of manual fixing to correct, and your product
    turned that into a 10 minute job for me.

    I had thousands of iPhone photos from a trip a tear back, and just
    general back ups over the years, which I ran into issues with. When I
    would back up the photos to my computer, and then delete the photos on
    my phone, the iPhone would start naming the photos numerically again
    from the oldest photo taken.

    So as you can understand, when I eventually went to back up the large
    amount of new photos, I ran into the issue of having completely
    separate images, with identical names. Windows copy and paste only
    offers the solution of copying and keeping both, but then I was
    running into issues where I was so easily creating duplicates, plus I
    had no way to truly organize these duplicated photos because it was
    mixing and matching month/year old photos with recent ones.

    CopyWhiz solved all of my problems. I can copy all the differing
    images with the same name, pasting them to my aggregate folder with a
    suffix of my choice to sort by later, and it also allows me to skip
    duplicates that are the same filesize.

    A product like this deserves it’s praise, so kudos to all of you involved.

    You are all the best, keep up the good work, and I’m looking forward
    to perusing some of your other products. Take care!

    Thanks again :)

    Pinning sticky notes on top of other windows is most important!

    This week, Karen from SnickerdoodleDesigns expressed her love for Notezilla sticky notes app and pointed out to us how pinning sticky notes on top of other applications is very important.

    Thanks to her for reviewing Notezilla on her blog.

    She writes:

    One of the important features to me is that you can pin Sticky Notes to your Desktop so that they are “always on top” – for me that means I don’t have to close windows to find the note I am looking for.

    When you have a sticky note always on top, you can easily copy/paste contents from the current app to a sticky note. You can refer to important information inside the sticky note while you are working with the program.

    She even appreciates Notezilla’s ability to stick specific notes to websites. So when you visit that website, the sticky note pops up automatically. This is highly productive and convenient. You can attach sticky notes to documents and folders too.

    And truthfully, if the note is not right there staring me in the face, I’m likely to forget about it! I can add a Sticky Note to a website that I visit – and when I return to the site, the note will still be there. AMAZING!

    She adds:

    And there is soooo much more! Even so, it’s very simple to use!

    Thanks again Karen :) So go ahead an explore more about Notezilla for Windows, iPhone/iPad & Android.

    Sending popup message to another computer on Windows

    Hi,

    Some people have good working memory & they can remember a lot of things easily when needed, but not all (in fact, most don’t :))! Jog someone’s memory and grab the attention of the user by sending sticky notes as popup messages right on their desktop as they are highly visible & can’t be easily neglected. The best part is that the current activity of the user remains visible and interactive while the pop-up message is displayed. They can do better job than email communications as the popup messages (sticky notes) appear instantly on the recipient’s computer.

    Notezilla allows sending a sticky note as an instant popup message which will directly popup on the recipient’s Windows desktop, if she is a Notezilla user too. For better time management one can assign reminders, tags etc to sticky notes and ensure faster action from your co-workers. Groups are supported, i.e, you can send a popup message to a group of computers at once. Yes, that can be wonderful and very useful :)

    To maintain privacy & security, sticky notes are sent internally over local network using the recipient’s computer name or IP address. To ensure that the popup appears directly on desktop, Right click on Notezilla icon, choose Preferences, go to Advanced tab and enable ‘Stick incoming notes directly to desktop. You can also keep the popup on top of all the windows by enabling ‘Stay on top’ option if required.

    Here is a post that shows how to send sticky notes to another computer – click here.

    Now, you may wonder, what if the other computer is not powered on? Or if the other computer is not on the same network or if the user is at another location (city, country). Notezilla has a solution for this too.

    Notezilla has a “Send to Contact” feature that allows you to send notes to anyone using his email address (not computer name). So if the other user is a Notezilla user already, then she will receive the sticky note right on her desktop. If she is not a Notezilla user, she will receive the note as an email.

    Here is the post explaining the same – click here.

    That’s it. For more tutorial videos, check out this page.

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

    Have a good day. Thanks :)

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    Show all sticky notes from a memoboard on Windows desktop using Notezilla

    Manage your work and personal tasks separately and make sure that nothing falls through the cracks. Ensure that only related sticky notes draws your attention when needed the most by showing sticky notes only from a particular memoboard on your Windows desktop.

    This post will show you how to show all the stickies from a particular memoboard on your desktop using Notezilla and hide the rest. For ex: Work sticky notes on desktop when you are at work and only personal sticky notes on desktop when you are at home.

    To show only specific memoboard sticky notes on your desktop, follow the steps given below:

    1. When ever you want to access only your work notes, Go to the Work memoboard in Notes Browser, on the right, in the top list, press Ctrl+A so that all sticky notes are selected, right click on the list and choose ‘Stick to Desktop’.
    2. Whenever you wish to access your Personal notes, go to Personal memoboard in the Notes Browser, on the right, in the top list, press Ctrl+A so that all notes get selected, right click on the list and choose ‘Stick to Desktop’.
    3. Please note Before this (#2) step, you may need to go to the previously visible memoboard notes, select all notes and choose ‘Remove from desktop’ from the toolbar on top. Use the Notes Browser’s ‘Stick To Desktop’ button on the top toolbar. It will show Remove from desktop option.

    Watch a short video that will show you how to stick all memoboard sticky notes on your desktop :

    Show all sticky notes from a memoboard on Windows desktop using Notezilla

    Learn how to show all sticky notes from a memoboard on Windows desktop using Notezilla

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

    Have a good day.Thank you :)

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    Automatically shut down computer after copying files in Windows

    Often, copying files (especially backing up files) can take several minutes to several hours. Imagine, it is time to go home and you want to shut down your computer. But you discover that the file backup task is still running. Such situations are not uncommon. Leaving your computer run for the whole night is waste of power. How about automatically shutting down your PC or hibernating it, once your files have been copied successfully?

    Yes, Copywhiz can shutdown your computer automatically after the files are copied. It provides multiple shutdown options such as Log off, Restart, Sleep, Hibernate and Shut down.

    Here is the screenshot of the window that lets you to configure various shutdown options in Copywhiz:

    Automatically shut down computer after copying files in Windows

    Do nothing: Completes the file copying process and does nothing.

    Log off: Shuts down your user account only. The desktop itself will remain powered on and will revert back to the login screen for the next time you or someone else logs in.

    Restart: The computer saves your information to the hard drive, turns off the computer for a moment, then turns it back on again.

    Sleep: This uses very little power, your PC starts up faster, and you’re instantly back to where you left off once all the files are copied.

    Hibernate: Saves all your open documents and applications both in memory and on your hard disk, and then puts your computer into a low-power state, allowing you to quickly wake the computer and resume your work.

    Shut down: Closes all running programs and completely shuts off your machine, once the file-copying process is finished.

    Please note that these options can be configured only when the file copy process is in progress. While the files are being copied, click on ‘Pause’ (optional) and then go to Options–>On Completion from the menu. Set any “On Completion” action that needs to be performed after file copy. Click on ‘Resume’ (if you have paused earlier) to continue copying files.

    Learn more about Copywhiz. Download free trial now.

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    Attaching sticky notes to PDF documents

    With Notezilla, you can attach sticky notes to PDF 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 PDF 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 PDF documents of a single folder.

    Attaching a sticky note

    To stick a note to any PDF 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, as shown in the below image:

    Select the PDF document to which you wish to attach the sticky note and press OK. The note will be stuck to the particular PDF document.

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

    This is how it will appear on the PDF 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 :)