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

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

Using the standard Windows method, you will spend a lot of time and effort in 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 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 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 replaces even though its name is unchanged. You will be intimidated with a pop-up, and also, a sound plays indicating the successful completion of a file copy task.


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 effort on the simple yet important task of file replace which would have taken many steps in Windows file copy-paste.

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