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.

Why preview files?

  • 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.
  • Let us see how this is possible with Windows Xcopy tool and an alternative software Copywhiz.

    About Copywhiz

    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.
  • Generate file Preview

    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 / C:\Your Folder C:\New Folder /L

    However, using Xcopy commands is not really straightforward. System administrators may be able to use. But Xcopy is difficult for common users.

    Let us look at an easier and faster way to do this.

    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

    This post will show you how to create the whole folder structure without files in Windows since just replicating the directory structure to another location, can be a very tedious & error-prone task if done manually.

    Do note that, here, directory refers to your folders.

    This is useful when you want to create lots of folders for different types of files in an easier and faster way.

    Let us look at how to do this with Windows Xcopy tool, and an alternative software, Copywhiz.

    About Copywhiz

    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.
  • Create Directory structure only

    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 C:\Your Folder C:\New Folder /t /e

    However, Xcopy commands are not really straightforward. System administrators may be able to use. But common users would generally find it confusing.

    Let us look at a simpler and easier way to do this.

    Using Copywhiz:

    Watch a short video depicting this feature:

    Video Transcription

    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’.

    Conclusion

    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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    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.

    Here we will look at this feature using Xcopy and an alternative software, Copywhiz.

    Copywhiz

    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.
  • An image showing one of the features of Copywhiz

    Steps to exclude specific files when copying in Windows

    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:\project’ to the folder ‘c:\backup’, by excluding certain type of files, the following command line will be used:

    xcopy c:\project c:\backup /Exclude: list of excluded files

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

    Using Copywhiz:

    Watch a short video depicting this feature:

    Video Transcription

    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.

    Conclusion

    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. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more such interesting videos.

    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 in Windows.

    Why copy only new or modified files?

    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.

    The post will brief you on how to do this using Xcopy and also an alternative software, Copywhiz.

    What is Copywhiz?

    Copywhiz is a very useful and productive file copy app that does a lot more than just copy files.

    Enhance your file-copy experience 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.
  • Copy only new & modified files

    An image showing one of Copywhiz’s feature

    Steps to Copy only new and modified files

    Using Xcopy

    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.

    For Ex: To copy all the files in the directory ‘data’ that are modified on or after 1 st December 2017 to the folder ‘backup‘, the following command line will be used:

    Xcopy E:\data E:\backup /D:12-01-17

    However, these Xcopy commands are not straightforward. System administrators may be able to use. But Xcopy is quite difficult for common users.

    Here is an easier and faster alternative .

    Using Copywhiz

    Here is a short video that depicts how to do it easily and conveniently:

    Video Transcription

    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.

    Conclusion

    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.

    You can watch more of such videos at this page here .

    You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel: by clicking on this link

    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.

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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 :)