Copywhiz: File copy software with custom behavior settings

Copywhiz is one of the few file copy software that offers more flexibility when copying files by letting you choose which type of files to copy & which to ignore – Selective File Copy. It also helps you skip error pop-ups and copy even on errors.

All these settings are available in the Advanced Settings of Copywhiz.

To accessed these Advanced Settings, you can directly click on ‘Advanced Settings’ button from the Copywhiz main window. If you are not in the main window, just select files in Copywhiz using File Explorer (Windows Explorer), then simply go to the destination folder, right click inside the folder, choose Copywhiz -> Paste Advanced to open Copywhiz window and click on ‘Advanced Settings’.

Advanced Settings has two tabs:

  • Filter Tab
  • This tabs lets you copy or exclude files by their name, type, size, date (created, modified or accessed) and many more options to customize your file copy.

    Check out our post on this tab for more details:

  • General Tab
  • General file copy settings can be accessed from this tab. You can continue file copy even on errors and without error pop-ups, generate log files, generate a log of files copied and excluded etc.

    For more information on this tab and options available, check the following post:

    Conclusion

    Copywhiz thus enhances your file copy experience in Windows. And what more? You can also schedule automatic file backups and take incremental backups using Copywhiz.

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    Copy file shortcuts in Copywhiz for Windows

    When you try to copy file shortcuts in Copywhiz, instead of the shortcut, the specific destination file appears in the queue. Even if you try filtering the files to only copy files of a particular type or extension(of the shortcut), this does not change. This is a small limitation when you choose Shortcut files directly from Copywhiz menu.

    We have a quick workaround for this which is explained in the post.

    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 file shortcuts

    For shortcuts, you can open Copywhiz main window and add shortcut files using the “Add Files” button or you can drag and drop the files inside Copywhiz main window.

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    To access the main window, you would just “Run Copywhiz” from the context menu or choose the “Show items” option from the context menu.

    This is a temporary workaround you can use until we fix this in our future updates.

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    General Settings available in Copywhiz for smooth file copy

    We feel powerful and confident when we are in control of the work we do. This lets us do things the way we want. The same goes for even routine work like your copy-paste tasks.

    This post will tell you about the general settings available in Copywhiz that you can configure in the “General Tab” under the Advanced Settings.

    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.
  • General Tab

    To access this tab, you have to open the Advanced settings of Copywhiz. If you have the Copywhiz main window already open, then you can directly click on ‘Advanced Settings’. If you are not in the main window, you can select the items you want to copy and in the destination folder, right click and select Copwhiz -> Paste Advanced.

    The General Tab is located on top next to the ‘Filter Tab’.

  • File Replace settings:
  • Copywhiz lets you decide in advance what to do when there is a duplicate file found i.e., when a file with the same same already exists in the destination folder. This is to ensure that you are not interrupted with ‘File Replace’ message boxes again and again.

    When a file with the same name already exists, you can choose one of the options:

    Ask me what to do: You can configure what to do with that file depending on the nature of the file or the purpose of file copy etc.

    Replace/skip file: You can replace the file in the destination folder or always skip copying the file itself.

    Rename source/destination file: Here you get the ability to auto-rename duplicate files so that both versions (source and destination) of the files are kept instead of replacing the destination file with the source file. So you can automatically rename one of the files.

  • File skip settings:
  • If you do not always want to skip all files on this error, you can choose to skip only in certain cases. You can instruct Copywhiz to skip identical files or skip only if destination files are newer.

  • Run silently:
  • We don’t like interruption when our files are being copied. You can therefore configure Copywhiz to run silently which makes sure that no message boxes appear while copying files.

    Note: By default when you run silently, all duplicate files are replaced. But you can also change to ‘Skip’ or ‘Rename’ from the ‘File Replace’ drop down box.

  • Show logs always or on error:
  • Copywhiz will generate log files on error or always according to your selection. This log lists all your errors so that you can track down the cause and rectify. This is very helpful in your future file copy too.

    This short video will guide you:

  • Log contents:
  • Option to log even names of files copied, skipped and renamed.

    Conclusion

    Copywhiz thus is helpful to copy large set of files within a few moments. You don’t have to give special attention answering to any messages that may appear while the files are being copied. And what more? You can also schedule automatic file backups and take incremental backups using Copywhiz.

    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!

    Thanks for your time :)

    Run a Copywhiz project from command line

    Apart from the normal and advanced file copy features, Copywhiz offers some special features you would really appreciate. It lets you retry or skip files on error, run Copywhiz silently in background, show error logs and lot more.

    But you might not know that Copywhiz also lets you run a project from command line. This post will explain more about this feature.

    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.
  • Command line parameters

    Here are the parameters supported by Copywhiz:

    /t – Run silently
    /b – Run in background
    /le – Show log on error

    Note: To use command line parameters, you first have to save the Copywhiz project as .czml file and then run command line.

    Here is an example: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Conceptworld\Copywhiz\ Copywhiz Copy.exe” /t /b /le “E:\My Documents\Copywhiz Projects\Test.czml

    With this you can also run multiple commands inside a cmd file as per your requirements.

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    Delete specific folders from whole folder tree in Windows

    This post will tell you how to delete specific folders from several folders (or folder tree) using Copywhiz for Windows.

    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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    Steps to exclude and delete specific folders

    Note: Copywhiz allows you to copy/move files based on files based on size. So here we will move folders to another location based on their names to another temporary location. This will delete the folders from the source location. After which you can delete the temporary location. That’s all.

    1. Select the source folders from which certain sub-folders need to be deleted. To select, choose Copywhiz–>Copy from the menu as shown below:

    2. Go to the destination folder, right-click and select Copywhiz–>Paste Advanced. The advanced settings dialogue box will open.

    3. Include folders to be moved by typing name as shown in the below picture. You can also preview the list of files that will be copied and those that will be skipped by clicking on the ‘Preview’ button. After confirming, press the ‘OK’ button.

    4. Back in the Copywhiz main window, select the option “Paste and delete original (move)” and then click on the “Paste Now” button. All the included folders will be moved successfully. After which you can delete the destination folder because our goal was to delete the folders from the source.

    Conclusion

    Copywhiz thereby enhances your file copy experience in Windows. It lets you perform Selective File Copy by offering more flexibility when copying files & folders by letting you choose which type to copy & which to ignore. An additional feature is the ability to schedule automatic file backups.

    For tutorial videos, check out this page.

    Subscribe to our YouTube channel for interesting videos.

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

    Have a good day.

    Thanks for your time :)

    Using keyboard shortcuts to copy files faster in Copywhiz for Windows

    One thing you will experience on using Copywhiz is speed. Copywhiz performs all the tasks within a few seconds which makes it ideal for any kind of work environment.

    This post will tell you how to copy files even faster using keyboard shortcuts for Copywhiz.

    Why shortcuts?

    The normal way to copy files is:
    Right click -> go to Copywhiz -> find the copy option and click copy.

    This is fine for a few files and folders. But when you have a lot of files to copy, this will consume a lot of your time and efforts. This is where using keyboard shortcuts of Copywhiz is a smart move.

    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.
  • Default Shortcut keys

    Copywhiz has shortcut keys to copy files, paste files and run Copywhiz.
    To copy, the shortcut key is: Ctrl+Shift+C
    To paste, the shortcut key is: Ctrl+Shift+V
    To run Copywhiz program, the shortcut key is: Ctrl+Shift+R

    Changing the default Shortcut keys

    You can configure your shortcut keys from the “Keyboard Tab” under the Copywhiz ‘Preferences’. To access this ‘Preferences Menu’, launch Copywhiz program and click on File -> Preferences menu.
    Add your own shortcut keys for your convenience or to even ensure that they do not clash with shortcuts of any other program/app you use.

    Note: After you change the shortcut keys, make sure you close and open File Explorer again for the changes to be saved.

    Conclusion

    Copywhiz thus is helpful to copy large set of files within a few moments. This is very useful when you are working on projects having hundreds of files. It thus takes care of your minutest need to increase work productivity. And what more? You can also schedule automatic file backups and take incremental backups using Copywhiz.

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

    For short tutorial videos, Check out this page.

    Subscribe to our YouTube channel for interesting videos.

    Check out our other cool products.

    Have a good day!

    Thanks for your time :)

    Selective file copy in Windows using Copywhiz

    Copywhiz offers more flexibility when copying files by letting you choose which type of files to copy & which to ignore. This Selective file copying is not available in many software.

    This post will tell you the different ways in which you can do Selective file copy using filters available in Copywhiz. These options are available in the “Filter Tab” of ‘Advanced Settings’.

    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.
  • Filter Tab

    The filter tab lets you copy files by name or type, copy by date or size and many other options.

  • Paste by name or type:
  • This option allows you to include or exclude certain files and folders from being copied. You can include or exclude files and folders by typing their name or extension like .PDF. This is helpful when you have a large list of files to copy and can’t find the one or two files to exclude from this long list.

    Here is a short video giving insight into this feature:

  • Paste by date:
  • Paste only new or modified files

    This is one of the most used feature of Copywhiz which proves very handy when taking regular file backups. Copy only files that have been changed since the last copy or only the files that were newly created. Saves lots of time and system space.

    Paste files by their date

    You can configure Copywhiz to copy files created, modified or accessed after, on or before a particular date and time period. You are in control of your file copy.

  • Paste by size:
  • Filter files to be copied based on their size. Copy files smaller, larger or equal to the size limit you specify.

  • Other filter options:
  • Paste all files to a single folder

    All the files will be copied to a single folder without creating sub-folders as in the source folders.

    Create folder structure only

    Create folder structure only and not copy the files.

    Do not keep empty folders

    Skip empty folders from being copied. Useful to save space in the system and file copy time.

    Create full folder hierarchy

    Conclusion

    Copywhiz thus is helpful to copy large set of files within a few moments. And what more? You can also schedule automatic file backups and take incremental backups using Copywhiz.

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

    For short tutorial videos, Check out this page.

    Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more such interesting videos.

    Check out our other cool products.

    Have a good day!

    Thanks for visiting our blog :)

    New Update – Copywhiz 5.0.9 for Windows

    We are pleased to announce the release of a new version of Copywhiz.

    Introducing to you, Copywhiz 5.0.9!

    Read the revision history here.

    This post will explain in detail about all the additions and changes in the new update.

    What’s New?

  • Changed look of Copywhiz: The overall look of Copywhiz has changed for better readability and looks more professional. Now the program windows do not wear any special skin and just uses the default Windows OS skin.
  • ‘Paste As’ feature: This is a very helpful feature we have added to save time and efforts on replacing and renaming files copied.

    Generally, when we have to replace an existing file with another file, we have to go through a lot of steps which consume a lot of our time.

    With the latest Copywhiz, say, you want to copy file ‘A’ as ‘B’. You just have to select file ‘A’ into Copywhiz and then right click on file ‘B’ so that you can copy ‘A’ as ‘B’. The file name stays the same but the file is replaced if you open and check it.

    Really simple! You can paste any file as any other file. Very helpful to designers and programmers.

    This option is available under the ‘Paste Special’ menu. To access this menu, go to the destination folder, right-click inside the folder and choose Copywhiz -> Paste Special.

  • Paste-As-Feature

  • Log Content: In the earlier version, there was option to only log errors in file copy. In the latest version, you can also log names of files copied, skipped and renamed. The users thus get an idea of which files were copied, skipped and renamed and which weren’t. The log file is saved as an “.html” file which can be easily read. You can choose this option from the “General Tab” of Copywhiz’s Advanced Settings.
  • Sound on successful file copy: When a file copy task is completed successfully, a sound will be played indicating the success. This is a useful feature when you are copying files silently or in background. You can continue with your work once you set files for copy and come back to check the success of copy on hearing the sound.
  • Change in text size on change in display resolution: When the screen display resolution changes, the text size in Copywhiz changes automatically. So now on Hi-Dpi display resolution, the text size in Copywhiz is larger for better readability.
  • You can check out the latest update by downloading and installing it from here.

    Also, this new update is free for all our existing customers.

    We hope this update of Copywhiz increases your productivity and enhances your file copy experience. Feedback and suggestions invited.

    Have a good day!

    Thanks for your time :)

    Permanently delete empty folders from folder structure in Windows

    This post will show you how to completely remove empty folders from your folder structure when copying files in Windows.

    Why delete empty folders?

    Making a folder tree smaller by removing empty folders is always good. You can access your files faster. You remove the unnecessary clutter.

    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.
  • Steps to delete empty folders

    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 option “Do not keep empty folders” and click ‘OK’. You can also preview your files and folders before actually copying them.

    4. Back in the Copywhiz main window, select the option “Paste and delete original (move)” and then click on the “Paste Now” button.

    Conclusion

    The folders would have been deleted even before you actually go to the destination and check. This is the high speed assured by Copywhiz. It also saves your time and efforts when you have a large number of files and folders.

    For tutorial videos, check out this page.

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

    Have a good day.

    Thanks for staying till the end :)

    Delete files based on size from whole folder tree in Windows using Copywhiz

    This post will explain how to delete files based on their size from several folders (and sub-folders) in Windows.

    Why filter files?

    You might want to copy only files larger or smaller than a particular size. Filtering them in Windows is really tedious and time consuming. Instead of copying all the files and later deleting the ones not required (both in destination and source folder), you can just skip copying them altogether. Also, the files you actually copied will be deleted immediately from the source, thereby eliminating duplicate files.

    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.
  • Steps to copy and delete files based on size

    Note: Copywhiz allows you to copy/move files based on files based on size. So here we will move files to another location based on size to another temporary location. This will delete the files based on the size from the source location. After which you can delete the temporary location. That’s all.

    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. Include files/folders to be moved (deleted) by specifying the file size. You can also preview the list of files that will be copied and those that will be skipped by clicking on the ‘Preview’ button. After confirming, press the ‘OK’ button.

    4. Back in the Copywhiz main window, select the option “Paste and delete original (move)” and then click on the “Paste Now” button. All the required files will be moved successfully to the destination folder. Now you can delete the destination folder because your goal was to delete from the source folder.

    Conclusion

    Copy, filter, paste and delete, all at once. This is how Copywhiz saves your time and efforts to increase productivity in just a few clicks. No need of the Windows File Explorer. Achieve all tasks directly from Copywhiz.

    For tutorial videos, check out this page.

    Subscribe to our YouTube channel for interesting videos.

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

    Have a good day.

    Thanks for taking time to read :)