Copy/Move files from several folders into a single folder in Windows

This post will tell you a trick on how to copy multiple files from several folders into a single destination folder and optionally delete them from their respective sources in Windows.

The benefits

Deleting files from their source after copy helps you save disk space and avoid storing duplicate files that will not be needed later. Also you don’t have to go back to each folder separately to delete files after copying.

Let us look at how this is possible using Copywhiz, a smart file copy program for Windows.

What is 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.
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    An image depicting one of the features of Copywhiz

    Steps to copy from multiple folders and paste to a single destination

    1. Go to Windows File Explorer, select the files/folders, right-click and choose Copywhiz–>Copy as shown below:

    2. Keep adding files from different folders by selecting them, right clicking and choosing “Copy (Add to queue)” from Copywhiz menu. You can see the total number of files copied until now in the “Show items” menu.

    3. Right-click inside the destination folder and select select Copywhiz–>Paste Advanced. The Copywhiz main window will open. Select the option “Paste and delete original (move)” and then click on the “Paste Now” button.

    4. All the files (from multiple folders) are copied at once and also deleted from their source.

    Conclusion

    You just saw how Copywhiz saves your time and efforts in simple day to day operations like copying and deleting files and folders. All this in just a few clicks! This is otherwise very time consuming in Windows.

    If you want to copy these files but not delete them from their source, you can do that too. Check out our article on the same:

    Copy files from multiple folders and paste them all at once in Windows using Copywhiz

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    Windows: Copy file contents from one file to another, keeping the file name intact

    Copying one file as another file (while keeping it’s name as of the old file) is a long process in Windows.

    Normally, without Copywhiz you would follow the below 5 tedious steps:

    You have to copy the new file, paste the new file to the destination folder, copy the name of the existing file to clipboard, delete the existing file and finally rename the new file.

    You would wonder, “How is this long? This is how we normally work”. Well, after reading this post you will understand.

    We will tell you about a shorter way to do this using Copywhiz, a file copy software for Windows.

    Copywhiz will let me replace existing file very quickly without having to follow several steps. With it’s Paste-as option, you can replace existing file with a file having a different name rather very quickly.

    Here is a short video on this feature to guide you:

    What is 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.
  • Copywhiz as a time saver

    Using Copywhiz, you don’t have to go through so many steps.

    1. Just select the updated/new file from it’s source folder, right-click on it and choose Copywhiz–>Copy from the menu as shown below:

    2. Go to the destination folder, right-click on the file that needs to be replaced and select Copywhiz–>Paste Special.

    3. Under the Paste Special, select the option ‘Paste as (new file -> old file)’ as shown below.

    4. That’s it. The contents of the old file will be replaced with the contents of the new file. Also, the name of the file is that of the old file only.

    Conclusion

    You would now agree with us. Actually, we have become so used to the long process of Windows file copy-paste that we never realized how much extra time we were spending on this simple task.

    Copywhiz thus understood the need to save time in this daily performed task and introduced the ‘Paste as’ feature. It is surely going to increase efficiency in all our file copy tasks.

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

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    Windows: Instantly copy/paste a new file as an existing file in a single step

    This post will tell you how to copy a new file as an existing file without changing the name of the existing file, by using Windows copy-paste method as well as an alternative software, Copywhiz.

    What is 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.
  • Copying new file as old file

    This is a feature needed and used by every person at some point of his work, regardless of the nature of work performed. Saving time on this simple process helps increase work productivity.

    Using Windows copy-paste

    1. Select the new file from it’s source folder and right click and copy/cut or use Ctrl+C/X

    2. Go to the destination folder and paste the file there.

    3. You will get an error pop-up saying that the destination already has a file with the same name. You will have to replace or skip the file.

    4. Dealing with these error popups every time is annoying and your time is also wasted.

    Even if your source and destination file are the same, the new file is saved as a copy of the existing file. You will then have to delete the old file and rename the new file.

    Using Copywhiz

    Here is a short video perfectly depicting this feature:

    1. Right-click on the file that needs to be copied and choose Copywhiz–>Copy from the menu as shown below:

    2. Go to the destination folder, right-click on the file that needs to be replaced and select Copywhiz–>Paste Special.

    3. Under the Paste Special you will find the option ‘Paste as (new file -> old file)’ as shown below.

    4. The old file will be replaced keeping it’s name intact. You will be intimidated with a pop-up and also a sound is played indicating successful completion of a file copy task.

    Conclusion

    While the traditional Windows method takes a lot of time and efforts, Copywhiz does the same task in just a few clicks and without error popups.

    It is thus a very handy tool for file copy and automatically taking scheduled & incremental backups.

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

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    Delete files based on date from whole folder tree in Windows

    This post will tell you how to permanently delete certain files from your system based on their file date. Most importantly, you can apply this on whole folder tree containing several files and sub-folders.

    Why delete files?

    There are certain files which we will never need. We still copy them along with our important files because filtering them in Windows the traditional way is quite tedious and time consuming.

    We can delete files based on their dates. Let us look at how this is possible using Copywhiz, a smart file copy program for Windows.

    Although Copywhiz is a file copy software, we will achieve the above mentioned task using a small trick. We will move all the files that we don’t want to a new location and delete those files from this new location. That’s it. This way, we have deleted the required files from the source folder.

    What is 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.
  • Steps to delete files from folder structure based on date

    1. Right-click on the folder 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 Advanced. The advanced settings dialogue box will open.

    3. Select the date option as shown below. You can also preview the list of files and folders that will be copied and ones that will be skipped by clicking on the “Preview” button. After confirming, press the “OK” button.

    Paste-By-date

    4. Back in the Copywhiz main window, select the option “Paste and delete original (move)”. Click on “Paste Now” to copy files instantly or “Paste Later” to schedule the copy to your preferred time.

    Conclusion

    You don’t have to take out time specially to delete files. You can now do that while your file copy is in progress or while taking regular backups. This feature is thus very useful. Copywhiz is thus a real time saver when you are are working with a large number of files.

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    Multiple level bullets and numbering (outlining) in sticky notes using a Windows sticky note alternative software

    We are all aware of the latest updates in Windows sticky notes. While they are really useful and will help make our work smoother, we haven’t yet found a much needed feature: Multi-level bulleting and indentation. We can add bullets in Windows Sticky notes, but only of one type and only one level, while what we need the most is multiple level bullets and indentation, also called outlining.

    It is an helpful feature when working on various projects.

    Not many of the sticky notes programs offer this function. We therefore bring to you, an alternative software, Notezilla which will let you do outlining (multiple level bullets and numbering) in your sticky notes.

    What is Notezilla?

    Notezilla is a professional, elegant & highly rated sticky notes app for Windows & Phones (Android, iOS, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone etc). It can help you organize your life by keeping all the notes, tasks & reminders that you may need when-ever and where-ever you are.

    With sticky notes you hardly have to put effort to take notes, set reminders, etc. Just jot down & move on with your task at hand. Notezilla allows you to create attractive and realistic sticky notes to make desktop look more colorful and attractive.

    Outlining

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    Outlining (multi-level bullets & numbering) in sticky notes on Windows using Notezilla

    Here is a short video easily depicting this feature:

    In Notezilla, you can press Shift+Tab to go back to one level down. To add bullets without using the menu you can use Ctrl+Shift+L. Then use Tab and Shift Tab to indent & unindent.

    Why Notezilla?

    Notezilla helps you mind map your tasks, goals and even the simplest thoughts. You do not need a separate planning tool for your tasks. Your list grows in a structured fashion and it ensures that your tasks do not get mixed up. Assigning of tasks and tracking them becomes really easy and fast too.

    It can really boost your productivity.

    Notezilla thus saves a lot of your time and efforts. And guess what? Notezilla also has free apps for iPhone, iPad & Android to let you access your sticky notes anytime and anywhere! Install it on your phone from App Store or Google Play Store & sync all your sticky notes with the Windows version of Notezilla.

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

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    Tag/Label your sticky notes using a Windows sticky note alternative tool

    Virtual sticky notes let you instantly type what’s on your mind without changing your task in hand. It provides a lot of ease and they stay there right in front of you when you are working. For this reason, sticky notes are better than other type of note programs.

    A very important thing when working on projects would be the ability to Tag your Sticky Notes. Tags are labels or categories that you can assign to notes in order to group them and locate them easily.

    This feature is not offered by most of the digital sticky note softwares. But you can do that using an alternative software, Notezilla, where tagging is one of it’s most useful feature.

    What is Notezilla?

    Notezilla is a professional, elegant & highly rated sticky notes app for Windows & Phones (Android, iOS, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone etc). It can help you organize your life by keeping all the notes, tasks & reminders that you may need when-ever and where-ever you are.

    With sticky notes you hardly have to put effort to take notes, set reminders, etc. Just jot down & move on with your task at hand. Notezilla allows you to create attractive and realistic sticky notes to make desktop look more colorful and attractive.

    Tags-Window

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    Tags in Notezilla sticky notes

    Here is a short video depicting this feature:

    By adding tags you can group your sticky notes by topics, projects, contexts or anything else that is important to you.

    Example: supermarket, meetings, bills, bank, project-xyz, to-call, to-repair, to-clean, weekends, travel, hotels, internet, school, assignment.

    A single note may have multiple tags.

    Example: You may tag a sticky note ‘project1, supermarket’, and tag another note ‘project2, supermarket’. Now you can easily find and group all the items that need to be purchased from the Supermarket for all the projects.

    Assigning Tags

    To assign tags to a sticky note, choose Tags from the Note Menu or press Ctrl+T. The Note Tags window will appear (as shown above). Just type the tags separated by comma and press OK. The Note Menu will also allow you to directly assign/remove the tag from the Tags popup menu.

    Faster way to assign tags

    To quickly assign tags hover the mouse on tags from Note menu and click dropdown from sub menu. A list of already existing tags will be displayed. Directly assign tags to the note from that popup.

    Conclusion

    Notezilla is really helpful to increase your work productivity. You can efficiently work on the tasks at hand and stay organized.

    It thus saves a lot of your time and efforts. Notezilla also has free apps for iPhone, iPad & Android to let you access your sticky notes anytime and anywhere! Install it on your phone from App Store or Google Play Store & sync all your sticky notes with the Windows version of Notezilla.

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

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    Hide and unhide sticky notes from desktop using a Windows sticky note alternative app

    The sticky note world has changed a lot with the development of digital sticky notes that appear on your desktop. Instantly type what’s on your mind on desktop sticky notes without changing your task in hand. It provides a lot of ease.

    For this reason, sticky notes are better than other type of note programs. And many sticky note softwares offer other important features. Like recently, Windows added new updates to its sticky notes software with features like sync, pen support, new improved design etc.

    But one really essential feature Windows clearly skipped to add was the ability to hide sticky notes from the desktop and make them visible anytime at your convenience. You can therefore use an alternative software, Notezilla that lets you do exactly this.

    What is Notezilla?

    Notezilla is a professional, elegant & highly rated sticky notes app for Windows & Phones (Android, iOS, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone etc). It can help you organize your life by keeping all the notes, tasks & reminders that you may need when-ever and where-ever you are.

    With sticky notes you hardly have to put effort to take notes, set reminders, etc. Just jot down & move on with your task at hand. Notezilla allows you to create attractive and realistic sticky notes to make desktop look more colorful and attractive.

    Check out the cool features of Notezilla.

    Why hide sticky notes from desktop?

    Having the sticky note on the desktop right in front of your eyes is good but it gets annoying at times when there are a lot of notes on the desktop. It looks really cluttered and unprofessional. Also, they may come in the way of using other programs or might prove a problem when you don’t want someone else to see a particular note of yours. Hiding notes from your desktop is thus an important feature.

    Hiding sticky notes in Notezilla

    Here is a short video perfectly depicting this feature:

    Hiding a particular note

    To hide a sticky note, click on the ‘Hide Note’ icon in the Note Toolbar. To view the hidden sticky note, double click on the the note in the Notes List of the Notes Browser. To view it on your desktop, from the Notes Browser, select the sticky note that is stuck to the Windows desktop. Then click on the ‘Stick to Desktop’ toolbar button and choose ‘Show the desktop note’.

    StickToDesktop Menu

    Note: Hiding sticky notes only make them invisible from your desktop even though they are still there. They are not deleted. Also, only desktop notes can be hidden.

    Hiding all desktop sticky notes

    To hide all desktop notes, left click on the Notezilla icon and choose ‘Hide all desktop notes’ from the menu. You can also right click on the Notezilla icon and choose ‘Desktop Notes//Hide all notes’ from the menu.

    The faster and recommended way of hiding all desktop notes is to use a hotkey. You can set a hotkey for hiding all desktop notes using Preferences.

    Showing all hidden notes

    To show all desktop notes (including hidden notes), left click on the Notezilla icon and choose ‘Show all desktop notes’ from the menu. You can also right click on the Notezilla icon and choose ‘Desktop Notes/Show all notes’ from the menu. You have hotkeys for this too.

    Notezilla thus makes your sticky note experience really worth the time. And guess what? Notezilla also has free apps for iPhone, iPad & Android to let you access your sticky notes anytime and anywhere! Install it on your phone from App Store or Google Play Store & sync all your sticky notes with the Windows version of Notezilla.

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

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    Sticky notes that can stay always on top: Windows Sticky Notes alternative

    Everyone is really liking the latest updates of Windows sticky notes with new sync, dark mode and other new additions. They will surely help make things easier. But users are disappointed on not finding a very important feature: sticky notes that stay on top of other apps.

    While Windows will take time to add this feature, we have an alternative software, Notezilla which will let you pin sticky notes on top in a convenient way.

    What is Notezilla?

    Notezilla is a professional, elegant & highly rated sticky notes app for Windows & Phones (Android, iOS, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone etc). It can help you organize your life by keeping all the notes, tasks & reminders that you may need when-ever and where-ever you are.

    With sticky notes you hardly have to put effort to take notes, set reminders, etc. Just jot down & move on with your task at hand. Notezilla allows you to create attractive and realistic sticky notes to make desktop look more colorful and attractive.

    Stay on Top

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    KEEPING STICKY NOTES ALWAYS ON TOP

    Here is a short video perfectly depicting this feature:

    In Notezilla to make a sticky note stay always on top of all other program windows, click on the Pin icon in the note toolbar. Only desktop notes can be made to stay on top. Faster way to making a note stay on top is to use the shortcut key Ctrl+Q from the sticky note.

    Conclusion

    Notezilla easily lets you keep sticky notes on top of other apps and programs. It is so convenient when you have to refer to related notes, collect data from other websites, documents during your research, copy paste from other places etc. Rather, not having this feature feels incomplete.

    Here is a beautiful review about this feature written by one of our customers on her blog:

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

    Notezilla thus saves a lot of your time and efforts. And guess what? Notezilla also has free apps for iPhone, iPad & Android to let you access your sticky notes anytime and anywhere! Install it on your phone from App Store or Google Play Store & sync all your sticky notes with the Windows version of Notezilla.

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

    For more tutorial videos, check out this page.

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    Insert pictures and hyperlinks into sticky notes using a Windows sticky note alternative tool

    Sticky notes are more useful when you can add your pictures into them. Also, adding links into them is very useful when working on important projects or browsing the internet.

    We noticed that not many sticky notes softwares offer this functionality.

    But you can still do all this and much more using an alternative software, Notezilla which lets you insert pictures and hyperlinks into your sticky notes.

    What is Notezilla?

    Notezilla is a professional, elegant & highly rated sticky notes app for Windows & Phones (Android, iOS, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone etc). It can help you organize your life by keeping all the notes, tasks & reminders that you may need when-ever and where-ever you are.

    With sticky notes you hardly have to put effort to take notes, set reminders, etc. Just jot down & move on with your task at hand. Notezilla allows you to create attractive and realistic sticky notes to make desktop look more colorful and attractive.

    Insert Pictures Inside Sticky Notes

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    Insert Pictures Inside Sticky Notes

    Here is a short video beautifully depicting this feature:

    Notezilla makes sticky notes more useful by giving the ability to insert pictures/images inside them. You can copy pictures from any website & paste them directly into your sticky notes. This is useful when researching & collecting data on a particular topic. To make your Windows desktop pretty, you can have sticky notes with different pictures in them. It’s fun.

    Link files & folders to a sticky note

    Notezilla lets you to link files & folders to a sticky note. Note that, Notezilla does not create any copies of the files or folders. It only links to existing files & folders. To link files & folders to a sticky note, just right click on the note title or note toolbar and choose Links menu item from the menu.

    Inserting hyperlinks in a sticky note

    Here is a short video depicting this feature:

    You can insert links to websites and web pages into your Notezilla sticky notes. Just, copy the website URL and Paste it in the Notezilla sticky note. A link to the website will be created instantly. When you click on the link inside the note, the website will open in your browser from within the note itself.

    Hyperlink

    Conclusion

    Notezilla thus ensures high work productivity by focusing even on the minutest detail to make your experience easy and fruitful.

    It also has free apps for iPhone, iPad & Android to let you access your sticky notes anytime and anywhere! Install it on your phone from App Store or Google Play Store & sync all your sticky notes with the Windows version of Notezilla.

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

    For more tutorial videos, check out this page.

    Subscribe to our YouTube channel for interesting videos.

    Check out our other cool products.

    Have a happy day!

    Thanks for reading till the end :)

    Windows: Quickly replace an old file with a new file keeping old name intact

    We work with multiple files on a daily basis. File editing and replacing is the most basic work in our daily routine. But this file replace may consume a lot of your time if you repeatedly replace a file, say on a daily basis. And most importantly, you want the old file name the same.

    Using the normal Windows method, you will spend a lot of time and efforts on copying, renaming, replacing and deleting files. We therefore have an alternative software, Copywhiz, that will let you replace an old file with a new file keeping old name intact, in just a few clicks (three, to be exact)!

    What is 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.
  • Steps to replace file without changing file name:

    Here is a short video for your guidance:

    1. Right-click on the file that needs to be copied and choose Copywhiz–>Copy from the menu as shown below:

    2. Go to the destination folder, right-click on the file that needs to be replaced and select Copywhiz–>Paste Special.

    3. Under the Paste Special you will find the option ‘Paste as (new file -> old file)’ as shown below.

    4. The old file will be replaced even though it’s name is unchanged. You will be intimidated with a pop-up and also a sound is played indicating successful completion of a file copy task.

    Conclusion

    Once you are done replacing a file, come back and follow the same steps for the next file to replace. This way you can also paste a single file to multiple folders with a different name in each folder.

    Copywhiz thus saves a lot of time and efforts on simple yet important task of file replace which would have taken many steps in Windows file copy-paste.

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

    For short tutorial videos, Check out this page.

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    Have a good day!

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