Automatically skip identical (same) files when copying files in Windows

When copying files in Windows, it can save a lot of time if you can skip identical files. When both source and destination files are the same. This can be done using a powerful file copy/backup tool for Windows called Copywhiz.

In addition to this you can rename the source or destination file using Copywhiz. Here is a video if you want to know more:

What is Copywhiz?

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & more control over the file copying and backup 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
  • Automatically organize files based on file attributes and metadata
  • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
  • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
  • Sync files between source and destination
  • 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 skip identical files

  1. Go to Windows File Explorer, select the files from the source folder, right-click 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 the ‘General’ Tab which is next to the Filter Tab.

4. Under the File Replace options, select ‘Skip if both files are identical.’ This option skips all those files that already have files similar to them.

General Tab

5. Click on ‘OK’ and ‘Paste Now’

It not only saves disk space by skipping extra files to be copied but also saves a lot of your time and effort. All thanks to Copywhiz.

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