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Windows 8, Copy That

Copying big batches of files isn't always easy or fun -- and when mistakes are made heads can roll. Microsoft thinks it has a better approach with Windows 8's simplified and centralized interface for handling these duties.

The news broke in the new Building Windows 8 blog, which parcels out just enough information to wet our whistles.

To help make sure there are no mistakes, you can see how the file copies are doing and stop them if need be.

Also, the system will warn you if your copying will actually overwrite source files -- something you may or may not want to have happen.

Posted by Doug Barney on 08/31/2011 at 1:18 PM


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Wed, Aug 31, 2011 CarlS

Don't we already have the built-in capability to copy large batches of files and have the system warn us if we are about to overwrite original files? And a progress bar (with sound-alert support if set up properly) to let us know of decision points? I do this quite often without needing any third-party or other special tools. Heck, I've been doing this since the days of Windows 3.1; the only difference now being the use of voice alerts instead of just sounds.

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