Attention: The forums will be placed on read only mode this Saturday (Oct. 20, 2018)

During this outage (6:30 AM to 8 PM PDT) the forums will be placed on read only mode. We apologize for this inconvenience. Click here to read details

Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

Copying to another drive

by Robert Flagg / March 18, 2009 2:44 AM PDT

Is there any way to copy a folder to another drive and not replace a folder with the same name on the target drive?
The result would be two folders with the same name but with different content.
Win XP Ser pak 2.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Copying to another drive
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Copying to another drive
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Nope.
by Coryphaeus / March 18, 2009 3:51 AM PDT

Can you put two files with the same name in a folder? Nope. You'll need to rename one of them.

Collapse -
Yes, but only ...
by Edward ODaniel / March 18, 2009 4:56 AM PDT

if you put the new folder of the same name in a different directory.

For instance e:\my data\March is already on your drive. You cannot put another directory (folder) named March in the My Data directory (folder) but you could put one in e:\ (the root directory) or in e:\My Data\March\March (as a subdirectory of the March subdirectory) or in e:\My newer data\March

It is kind of like water - you can't fill an already filled cup with another cup of water and expect it to contain both cups, the water from the new cup replaces that already in the original cup.

Collapse -
Copy to another drive
by Robert Flagg / March 18, 2009 7:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes, but only ...

The applications I have written for a client contain a menu that requires a backup three times uring the process. The content at that particular time is copied to a floppy using a batch file.
When the process is completed we have 3 floppies each with different content.
This is necessary so that when the operator makes an error I am able to use the floppy to correct the errors. I want to eliminate all these floppies by using a USBflash card which will contain all
the backups on one card.
I can surmise the only way to accomplish my objective is to rewrite the batch files to change directory name each time. Are there any other methods?

Collapse -
How about . . .
by Coryphaeus / March 18, 2009 8:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Copy to another drive

Build three directories on the USB device to coincide with three floppies.

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

FALL TV PREMIERES

Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!