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"Copy But Keep" Option is Missing To Transfer Files

ZaphodBeebleBrx

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I am trying to copy some files (iPhone photos) from one folder to another. And of course, there are duplicates, as iPhones are prone to create. Equally frustrating, I am only getting two options for the warning, "There is already a file with the same name in this location," on Windows 8.1: "Copy and Replace" and "Don't Copy." It would be nice if there was a 3rd option, such as, "Copy But Keep." That way I wouldn't need to rename 45 files on my own or leave them in separate folders. However, I have scoured the Internet (Google and Youtube), and I have found some videos/articles that address the issue, but I have had no such luck with any of them being of any use to me now. :zip:

Irrelevant Option 1: Click "Copy But Keep" This option no longer appears on Windows 8.1.
Irrelevant Option 2: Click "Let me decide for each" and *then* click "Copy But Keep." This option no longer appears either on Windows 8.1
Irrelevant Option 3: You now need to copy multiple files in order to see "Let me decide for each" and go through the process of Irrelevant Option 2. This trigger for Irrelevant Option 2 no longer seems to work either.

So I am hoping someone might be able to help me with a short-cut. :dinesh:

This is my first time posting, so I hope the screen shot displays properly and that it gives you all a better idea of what I am seeing:
copybutkeepbothfiles.JPG

BTW, if it turns out there is no longer a way to transfer a duplicate file in Windows 8.1 and someone is having the same issue as me, I have figured out a longer way to get around this: Instead of transferring files (which cannot be renamed in the iPhone folder [folder 1]) to a folder [folder 2] that will reject most of them, create a third folder and transfer the files there (which can rename the files), highlight them, F2 to rename all of the files quickly, then transfer them into folder 2. It's still a bit tedious though. :shock:

Cheers!! :D
 

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ChaChaLaBoom

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these have been missing for a while. i myself would like to know how to get them back.
 
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pbcopter

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The following is what I get in Windows 8.1 when I copy an file to another folder where a duplicate exists. I'm not sure why you do not.
 

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MilesAhead

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Yeah, I remember once in awhile I would get this thing in Windows if my hand twitched on the mouse while I had files selected in Explorer I would get copies with the numbers in parenthesis. There is someplace in the Registry to turn that on and off. But I don't remember where. It used to happen to me on Windows 7 quite a bit. Somehow the setting would be enabled again and I would get those annoying dupes. But it has been more than 4 years since I used W7. Maybe searching out that dupe "error" that annoys some people would dig out the setting.
 

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