Re: Change the "Copy of" filename addition?
- From: rich.lega@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: 29 Nov 2005 05:34:53 -0800
Thanks for the reply.
The challenge here is not making a copy of the file without the name
change or renaming the file.
I want the system to change the way it does the renaming.
Case in point: I work on a system that is shared with a remote
location. When I work remotely, I want to change the settings in a
configuration file to enable debugging and other settings. It would be
easier to see that this has happened if the files were named
"CONFIG.INI" and "CONFIG Copy.INI" instead of "Copy of CONFIG.INI".
If the OS (WindowsXP) has the capability of prepending to the file
name, it could also append to it. I would think that deep in the
workings of the system, there is a sprintf() statement. It would be a
little more work to place the word "copy" inside the file name (before
the extension). It would be super simple to append it to the extension.
It is just a pet peeve of mine and I was wondering if anyone knew of a
"patch" or whatever to change it.
Wesley Vogel wrote:
> Paste the copy into a different folder and you won't see Copy of...
> To change the name of a file or folder
> To rename a series of files
> HOW TO: Rename Multiple Files in Windows XP with Windows Explorer
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> In news:1133195346.846767.315390@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
> rich.lega@xxxxxxxxx <rich.lega@xxxxxxxxx> hunted and pecked:
> > When I make a copy of a file (or a number of files) using the
> > right-click (copy / paste) or CTL-c CTL-V, Windows creates a new file
> > with the original file name and the words "Copy of" tacked on the
> > beginning of the name.
> > Is there any way to change this behavior to having it tack the word
> > "Copy" AFTER the file name? That way, the copy would show up next to
> > the original file in a name sorted list.
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