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 every type 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 effort. 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
  • 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.

Default Shortcut keys

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

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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
  • 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.

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 features 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 period of time. 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 a 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.

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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 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 only use the default Windows OS skin.
  • ‘Paste As’ feature: This is a beneficial feature we have added to save time and efforts on replacing and renaming files copied.

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

    With the latest Copywhiz, say, you want to copy file ‘A’ as ‘B.’ You 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.

    So 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 a “.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 the 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.

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Permanently delete empty folders from folder structure in Windows

This post will show you how to remove empty folders from your folder structure altogether 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
  • 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 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 go to the destination and check. This is the high speed assured by Copywhiz. It also saves your time and effort when you have a large number of files and folders.

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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 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 skip copying them altogether. Also, the files you 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
  • 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 copy and delete files based on size

Note: Copywhiz allows you to copy/move files based on size. So here, we will move files 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 for the Windows File Explorer. Achieve all tasks directly from Copywhiz.

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Move specific type of files from several folders on Windows using Copywhiz

One of the best features of Copywhiz is that it lets you gain full control over your file copy. It gives you the option to copy only specific types of files or folders.

This post will tell you how to make it even more flexible by Move specific types of files from several folders, all at once!

The importance of Selective File Copy

When copying a bunch of files, you may want to exclude some folders containing unnecessary files. Or you may want to copy only a certain type of file. Example: Only pictures and not videos, only source code files and not object files, all documents except, ‘.PDF’ and so on. This is where the selective file copy feature of Copywhiz saves your time and efforts.

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
  • 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 copy, paste and delete specific type of files at a time

1. Select files and folders you want to copy 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. The Advanced settings dialogue box will open.

3. Click on the “Filter Settings” button and include only files that you wish to move. Press OK.

4. Then enable the option “Paste all files to a single folder” and choose the option “Paste & delete original (move).”

5. Click on the “Paste Now” button to move the files.

The files will be successfully copied in the new folder as well as deleted (moved) from its original location.

Conclusion

Copywhiz thus is extremely useful in quickly organizing, grouping, separating several music files, pictures, videos and documents. All types of projects can be tailored to suit your work needs. 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.

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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
  • 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.
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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:
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2. Keep adding files from different folders by selecting them, right-clicking, and choosing “Copy (Add to queue)” from the 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 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 is 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:

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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 its 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 the 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 the existing file very quickly without having to follow several steps. With it’s Paste-as option, you can replace an 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
  • 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.

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 replace 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. 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.

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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 the 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
  • 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.

Copying new file as old file

This feature is needed and used by every person, at some point in 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 its 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 its name intact. You will be intimidated with a pop-up, and also, a sound plays indicating the successful completion of a file copy task.

Conclusion

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

It is thus a convenient 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 to the 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 task mentioned above 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 removed the un-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
  • 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 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, especially 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 and handy. Copywhiz is thus a real time saver when you are are working with a large number of files.

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.

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