Avoiding the overwrite prompt for duplicate file names

October 24, 2019

When you use a batch file to copy files from one folder to another, and the destination folder already has files with the same name, Windows will prompt you to indicate if you want to overwrite the existing file. 

 

 

 

In order to avoid this edit the file this way, modifying the XCOPY command

 

echo "No" | copy/-Y "C:\FooFolder\beer\yum1.jpg" "C:\FooFolder\beer\JPG"
echo "No" | copy/-Y "C:\FooFolder\beer\yum2.jpg" "C:\FooFolder\beer\JPG"
echo "No" | copy/-Y "C:\FooFolder\beer\yum3.jpg" "C:\FooFolder\beer\JPG"
echo "No" | copy/-Y "C:\FooFolder\beer\yum4.jpg" "C:\FooFolder\beer\JPG"

 

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