Force “No To All” in Windows

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Posted 18 Aug 2008 in Geek Girl

Geek GirlI was trying to copy some files to another folder on my computer this weekend, as part of my “summer cleaning” of my computer… and lo and behold, I was moving files with the same names, but I wanted to keep the original copy.

Unfortunately, there’s no way in Windows XP to say “No To All” just like you can say “Yes To All” when copying or moving files. You have to click “No” over and over and over… and if you have a dozen or hundreds of files, this can be exhausting!

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So, I found this handy tip:

Press SHIFT then “No” when copying files – and this will force Windows to use the “No To All” feature.

You can try this on Windows XP, but I was unable to duplicate on Windows Vista.

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