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Why Windows 11 does not ask me what I want to do with a repeated file when I paste it?

 
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Hello g day, this PC is new and I want to know how to do that, so that there are not 2 times the same file and occupy more room.  How do I make this function appear?
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Can you give an example?  Which files; how to they get there?
 
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Ron McLeod wrote:Can you give an example?  Which files; how to they get there?


With .mp4.  Well in my previous windows 7, when pasting files that had the same name it asked me, what do you want to do? replace the file, overwrite it or do nothing, that's what I want to do in windows 11
 
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What does Win11 do?  Replace or give new name?
Are there two files with the same name in the target folder after the paste?
Can you open a command prompt window, change to the target directory and enter the dir command to display the directory's contents?
 
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in my case I simply paste the files keeping both files with the same name, size, format, etc. I don't know what exactly you mean with command prompt but I guess I can access, so I googled
 
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keeping both files with the same name, size, format, etc


Interesting how an OS can keep two files with the same names in the same folder.  There must be something different about their names.
 
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Windows 11 puts an extension in the name of the file " - Copy" and if it be more than 1 copy it will sequentially number the copies as they are pasted into the folder, so:

test.txt
test - Copy.txt
test - Copy (2).txt
test - Copy (3).txt ... and etc
 
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Norm Radder wrote:

keeping both files with the same name, size, format, etc


Interesting how an OS can keep two files with the same names in the same folder.  There must be something different about their names.


Nope..is the same,the only difference is in the final name s file this >>>>(1)
 
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Les Morgan wrote:Windows 11 puts an extension in the name of the file " - Copy" and if it be more than 1 copy it will sequentially number the copies as they are pasted into the folder, so:

test.txt
test - Copy.txt
test - Copy (2).txt
test - Copy (3).txt ... and etc



Exactly. But this isnt my problem . O dont know how fix it
 
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I think it only does this when you copy from a folder to the same folder.

Why would it ask you what you want to do? Either you want to copy the file but with a different name (which it does), or you don't want to copy at all, in which case... just don't copy the file.
 
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Have you tried asking on google?  I see several responses there on this topic.  One said to use the File Explorer's menu to Reset to Default for fileexplorer's options.
 
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