Copying files from multiple different folders to a single destination in Windows

This post will tell you on how to copy files from various different locations and paste them in a single folder using Copywhiz.

When copying lots of files you always have to copy, then paste; again copy and paste and keep going on. This gets so tiring, boring and not to forget too time consuming. With Copywhiz, just keep copying files (selecting files) and paste them all at once. You can simply copy, copy, copy and paste all together.

This is the best option when all your files are scattered in various different places.

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
• Paste by date created or modified or accessed.
• 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 from multiple destinations and paste in a single destination

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

2. Keep adding files from different folders by clicking on “Copy (Add to queue)”. You can see the total number of files copied so far in the “show items” menu.

3. Right-click inside the destination folder where you wish to copy the files and select Copywhiz–>Paste . You could even use ctrl+shift+v.

4. All the files copied will be pasted in the destination folder all at once.

Once you get used to copying files this way using Copywhiz, the normal long process you used to do will just feel so ridiculous.

Watch a short video telling more about this feature :

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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 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.

What is Copywhiz?

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you have more flexibility and more control over the file-copying process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

• Copy only new or modified files
• Paste by date created or modified or accessed .
• 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 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 skips all those files that already have files similar to them.
  5. Click on ‘OK’ and ‘Paste Now’

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

For more tutorial videos, check out this page.

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Automatically backup files into a new folder every time in Windows

This post will tell you how to take a backup of your important files, each time into different folder in Windows. Using Copywhiz, cool file copy/backup app for Windows.

Essential feature of a file backup tool is to take backup in separate folder every time. This ensures that you have multiple versions of save file set.

Copywhiz can help you do this.

What is Copywhiz?

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you have more flexibility and control over the file-copying process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

• Copy only new or modified files
• Paste by date created or modified or accessed .
• 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.

You can watch a short video depicting this feature:

Steps to copy files to a new folder each time:

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:
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3. Copywhiz window will open with the destination folder already selected. You can suffix the destination folder with %date% or %datetime% to add current date to the folder name. This way you can later find them using the date created.

4. Once the variables are added, click on ‘OK’ and ‘Paste Now’ and a new folder will automatically be created based on the current date/time you specified.

5. You can save the selected files as a Copywhiz project and schedule a backup of the same set of files by clicking on ‘Paste later (Schedule)’ button. Once clicked, the following Window will appear that will let you to set your preferred backup frequency. After setting your preferred frequency, click on ‘Schedule Now’ so that Copywhiz automatically runs the projects at a specified time for creating multiple copies.

With Copywhiz, the copies will be created from time to time automatically even after you modify the files later on. You can create copies of your files every week, every day or even every hour. You now have a complete file backup solution.

For more tutorial videos, check out this page.

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New Notezilla feature : Quickly reply to the sender of the sticky note in Windows

Hi!

Hope you all are enjoying using Notezilla sticky notes on your PCs and Phones.

Thank you for all the positive response and good ratings to the app.

Sometime back we added a new feature to notezilla. You can now reply to the sender of a sticky note directly from the sticky note.

After receiving a Notezilla sticky note from your contacts, just reply to them directly from the note instead of postponing it for later through mail, call or other sources.

How to get this feature?

  1. Update your Notezilla on Windows to our latest version 8.0.34
  2. When someone sends you a sticky note, press on the ‘contact icon’, the very first icon on the top of the note.
  3. Reply to the note easier and faster from within the sticky note itself.

Hope you all like this new feature. Try it out today and do feel free to give your reviews and suggestions.

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New Update – Notezilla 8.0.32 for Windows

We are happy to announce that we have released a new update for Notezilla for Windows.

Presenting to you, Notezilla 8.0.32!

You can read the revision history here.

This article will cover details of all the changes we made in the new update.

What’s New?

  • Faster sync of sticky notes across all devices: Yes, you read that right! Notezilla on Windows now sync every minute. This improved frequency gives the advantage of faster updates on all the other devices too. Receiving sticky notes from your contacts is also faster now. This will help improve productivity and efficiency of tasks.
  • Sync window updated

  • Hide notes on Show Desktop (Win+D): Your desktop sticky notes will no longer disappear when using the “Show Desktop” (Win+D) feature of Windows. Using the newly added “Hide notes on Show Desktop” (Win+D) feature, if you disable this particular option, then the sticky notes will always remain visible on your desktop when using the “Show Desktop” (Win+D) feature. A small yet very handy feature.
  • Blank notes deleted permanently: Unlike the earlier version where a blank note deleted was sent to the trash folder/memo board, the new version permanently deletes blank notes. The trash memoboard doesn’t fill up unnecessarily.
  • Default Hotkeys now modified: The default hotkeys of Notezilla have been modified as they were conflicting with shortcut keys of other popular apps like Windows. You can now use the Hotkeys along with other apps, without any disturbance.
  • Product Notifications: Product news, updates and offers will be shown from within the app, automatically when needed.
  • Notification Tab

  • Sticky note skins with better gradient: The “Classic Gradient” skin has better gradient now. This improves the look of your sticky note making it more attractive.
  • Classic gradient skin

    We have improved

    We have fixed many bugs since our previous version based on suggestions and feedback from users. Because we believe in consistently improving over time.

  • Updated app skin for “Due Date Window”: The overall look of the app has been improved to make it more comfortable to read the dates inside the ‘Set Due Date’ window. This makes it easier to set reminders to your Notezilla sticky notes
  • Due Date Window-updated

  • Easier formatting of checklist sticky notes: Earlier’ when a checklist note was updated from the phone, the formatting (strike-through) of that note on Windows desktop was frequently lost after sync. This problem will no longer occur.
  • Other bugs fixed:
    1. Day light saving issue fixed.
    2. The first 2 columns of a memoboard sometimes lost the icons after sync. This is fixed.
    3. The trash prompt message did not appear on top of the sticky note when trashed from reminder window in the earlier version. This is fixed.
    4. Improved usability and User Interface in many prominent areas.
      1. 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 you love Notezilla even more after trying out the update. Feedback and suggestions invited.

        Have a good day!

        Thanks for your time :)

  • Delete only specific type of files from folder tree in Windows using Copywhiz

    This post will tell how to delete certain files from specific folders without much efforts and time.

    I recently came across an old folder on my system which had a lot of my old songs and important pictures. I don’t need the songs. Just the pictures.

    I now had two options:

    1. Go to each folder of the whole folder tree, and manually delete all the pictures.

    2. Use Copywhiz, a file copy app for Windows.

    The trick to move specific type of files (only pictures in our case) to another folder. Moving means, deleting from the source folder after copying it to destination folder. Later we can simply delete the destination folder. This way we are achieving our goal to delete specific type of files from whole folder tree.

    Steps to delete specific type of files

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

    2. Go to the destination folder, click Copywhiz–> Paste Advanced. The Advanced Settings window will open. Type the name or type of files to copy under “Include Files”.

      Tip: You can even preview the files that will be copied before actually copying them, to stay safe. Just click on the “Preview” button in the bottom right corner.

    3. Click OK. You will see the Copywhiz main window. Under the paste options select, “Paste and delete original (move)”. Click on “Paste Now”.

    4. Your files will be copied to the destination folder all at once and also automatically deleted from the source folder.
    5. You can now delete the source folder since your required files have been stored/copied safely.

    Thus Copywhiz easily helped copy my files from a large number of folders and sub-folders. Thus saving me from the tedious task of scrolling through multiple files and folders.

    Learn more about Copywhiz. You can download the free trial from here.

    For tutorial videos, check out this page.

    Subscribe to our YouTube channel for interesting videos.

    Have a good day !

    Thanks for making it to the end :)

    Exclude specific folders when copying files in Windows using a Robocopy alternative replacement tool

    This post will show you how to exclude certain folders and continue copying files from the rest.

    Excluding specific folders

    Ability to exclude folders when copying files has several advantages. You can save disk space. You can get rid of unwanted and temporary files. You save time copying and backing up files. Handling of smaller file set is easier.

    Let us see how to do this using Robocopy, and an alternative software , Copywhiz which does the same thing in a much user friendly manner.

    What is Copywhiz?

    Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you have more flexibility and 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 depicting one of the features of Copywhiz

    Steps to exclude specific folders when copying files

    Using Robocopy

    Robocopy Source Destination/XD dirs [dirs]… command lets us to specify a list of directories (folders) 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.

    For Ex: To copy files from “projects” folder to the folder “backup”, by excluding certain type of folders, say, the ones having your personal information, the following command line will be used:

    Robocopy c:\projects c:\backup xd list-of-excluded-folders

    But these Robocopy commands are not straightforward. System administrators may be able to use. Robocopy is quite difficult for common users. Instead, let me show you an easier and faster way to do this.

    Using Copywhiz

    Watch a short video describing this feature:

    Video Transcription

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

    2. Go to the destination folder, right click and choose Copywhiz–> Paste Advanced. The Advanced Settings dialogue box will open.

    3. You can include or exclude files/folders to be copied by typing their names, file extensions or folder names. You can then select the “Exclude folders” option. 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.

    4. Click on “OK” and then “Paste Now” to complete file copying.

    Conclusion

    Copywhiz lets you choose which type of files to copy and which to ignore – i.e, it lets you to do ‘Selective File Copy’. Pick only those files and folders that are important and avoid the ones not required with Copywhiz. Easily filter files by name, extension, folder etc. from a bunch of folders.

    Complete big file copy tasks with just a few clicks and save manual effort with Copywhiz.

    For more 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 :)

    Windows: Sending sticky notes to another computer using the IP address

    This post will tell you how to send a sticky note to other PC computers in Windows using it’s IP address. We will be using Notezilla for this purpose.

    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. Check out Notezilla’s homepage.

    Send sticky notes through LAN

    One really helpful feature of Notezilla is that you can send sticky notes to any contact across the globe. Your contact may be in the same network (LAN) or over the Internet. You can also send sticky notes to a group of contacts at once.

    This is really easier and faster than communication through mail. Also, to maintain privacy & security, the sticky notes will be sent internally over the local network using the recipient’s computer name or IP address.

    Sending notes through the IP address is a better option when you have a lot of computers to send notes to. But what if you don’t know the names of all the computers? Just specify the IP address. You may even want to send the note to a particular computer rather than a particular person, thereby ensuring that the note reaches the computer regardless of who is using it.

    Watch a short video that shows how you can do this:

    To send a Notezilla sticky note using the IP address:

    1. Select a sticky note in Notezilla, right click on its title/toolbar and choose ‘Send To->Computer’ from the menu.
    2. A ‘Computers’ window will be displayed. Click on the ‘Manage Computers’ button to add a new computer or edit the existing ones.
    3. Click on the ‘Add Computer’ button and add computer details in the text box. The format will be – First name, Last name, computer name. Here, instead of computer name you can specify IP address also.
    4. Click on ‘Next -> Finish’ and finally select the ‘Send Now’ option.
    5. Your sticky notes will be instantly sent to the computer(s).

    Allow Notezilla through Windows Firewall

    Here are some points to ensure that the sticky note reaches successfully on another PC.

    Notezilla should be installed on another PC also in order to receive the sticky note.

    If you are sending note from Computer A to Computer B. Then Computer A should have Computer B in its computers list. This ensures that firewall is configured correctly. On Computer B, go to a sticky note and select “Send To Computers” and ensure that you have added Computer A. Only then you must attempt to send note from Computer A to Computer B.

    To troubleshoot further, make sure to configure your PC firewall to allow running of Notezilla. The firewall on the PC might sometimes not allow to send or receive notes.

    You can search for firewall in Windows search box and you will see “Allow an app through Windows Firewall”. Choose this option and enable Notezilla. If Notezilla is not listed, then click on ‘Allow another app’ and add Notezilla.

    If you are using any other Firewall tool (usually included with Anti-Virus software) then you will have to configure that firewall.

    Make sure you do this on both sending and receiving computer.

    This way your contacts will receive the sticky note right on their desktop if they are a Notezilla user. If not, they will receive the note as an email. The note will reach safely even if the receiving computer is turned off.

    For more tutorial videos, check out this page.

    Subscribe to our YouTube channel for interesting videos.

    Have a good day!

    Thanks for your time :)

    Sync bookmarks and history from all major browsers in Windows using RecentX

    Hello Friends!

    This video will tell you how to sync and access Internet bookmarks and history from all the major browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer all in a single place using RecentX.

    What is RecentX?

    RecentX is a smart launcher for Windows designed to make your computing life joyful. Here are some of the many cool things you can do with RecentX:

    1. Effortlessly access any file, folder or program on Windows in less than 5 seconds!
    2. Assign tags to frequently used files/folders. Makes things even more faster.
    3. Integrates with Windows File open/save window so that you don’t have to navigate any folder when opening or saving a document.
    4. It has a clipboard manager too that remembers all the text & pictures copied to a clipboard so that you can quickly pick & paste them again.

    Open With Any Browser

    An image showing one of the features of RecentX

    Check out the various features of RecentX.

    RecentX keeps a record of your browser bookmarks and history and lists them out for you. You can also open a bookmark/website in any browser of your choice.

    This is how you can do it:

    Transcription

  • Open the “Websites” window of RecentX. All your website history and bookmarks will be listed there.
  • You can even toggle between bookmarks and history by using the F7 button.
  • To understand how this works, let’s first check the bookmarks in your browser(s).
  • Now let’s launch these bookmarks directly from RecentX. Just type a few keywords in the search box and the bookmarks will be listed. They will be filtered as you keep typing them.
  • To open a website in any browser, right click on it from the list and select “Open With” and choose the desired browser.
  • To further enhance your browsing experience, you can add tags to websites you frequently visit. This way you can access them easily using the tags assigned.
  • You no longer need to access your Internet browser’s cluttered bookmarks and history menus.

    For more tutorial videos, check out this page.

    Check out our YouTube channel.

    Have a good day.

    Thanks for reading till the end :)

    Copy only new & modified files in Windows using a Robocopy alternative replacement tool

    This post will tell you how to copy only files that have been recently modified, leaving out the older ones totally.

    We will show you how to do this using Robocopy and also 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.
  • Steps to copy only changed files (new and modified)

    Using Robocopy

    The Robocopy command Robocopy Source [Destination] /XO :[YYYYMMDD] copies all Source files changed on or after the specified date only. This command-line option allows you to update files that have changed.

    For Ex: To copy all the files in the directory ‘E:data’ that are modified on or after 1 st January 2018 to the folder ‘E:\backup’, the following command line will be used:

    Robocopy E:\data E:\backup /xo 20180101

    You can do this using Xcopy too. Here is the article explaining that.

    However, commands like Robocopy are not straightforward. System administrators may be able to use. But common users will find it difficult. Instead, I will show you how to do it very quickly/easily using Copywhiz.

    Using Copywhiz

    Here is a short video that depicts how to do it easily in Windows using Copywhiz:

    Video Transcription

    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. Copywhiz Window will open. Click on ‘Advanced Settings’ button and select “Automatically identify & paste only new or modified files” and click ‘OK’.

    4. If the same folder already exists in the destination, then only new or modified files will be replaced and the others will be skipped, saving a lot of time.

    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).

    To Conclude

    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 even to pick latest music/pictures from multiple folders.

    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.

    Have a good day.

    Thanks for reading till the end :)

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