When I try to copy a folder, if the the folder already exists I get a pop up asking me ‘Skip’, ‘Austoskip’, ‘Write Into’ or ‘Write Into All’. What happened to the ‘Overwrite’ option. ‘Write Into’ or ‘Write Into All’ are, IMO, confusing, and do not convey understandable options.
Also, on a slightly different topic, is it possible to get rid of the wastebin pop up asking for confirmation of deleting files?
> Also, on a slightly different topic, is it possible to get rid of the
> wastebin pop up asking for confirmation of deleting files?
Have you tried ticking the box “Do not ask again”?
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Write into all: Only for folders, overwrites all folders (inc subfolders)
Write into: prompts for each subfolder
You’ll also get Overwrite & Overwrite all when a file is encountered, thye mean the same as they did before.
When I copy a folder onto say my backup disk, I select ‘Write into all’, which (re)creates the folder structure, then asks me about files to which I say ‘Overwrite all’, which overwrites all the files. Could choose autoskip which should only copy changed/new files but I don’t know how it works for sure.
I was also a bit confused until the file popup came up, then all was clear
Edit: to be clear, ‘Write Into’ is only for folders, ‘Overwrite’ is only for files
As far as copying is concerned whilst I understand what people are saying I think that they have overegged the pudding. The developers seems to have gone out of their way to complicate matters and moved away from the normal, expected behaviour.
As to the wastebin, the ‘Ask For Confirmation When…’ thingo is unchecked, so it is not that. That is for confirmation when moving items to the wastebin, or when just deleting without first putting items into the waste bin. I am trying to stop the bothersome ‘Are You Sure?’ thing when emptying the wastebin. And…
There is NO “Do not ask again” box, so ticking it is somewhat problematic.