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Connections to network drives are ridiculously slow (e.g. 15kb/sec on really good days) and when I'm copying files I leave my desk. My problem is when there is a file with the same name to be overwritten, is there a way to specify in advanced to overwrite files? I know it has the option "do same for next x conflicts" but that doesn't popup until (in some cases) a long time after the files start copying. See my dilemma?

Example: copying 500 files, estimated time 2 hours, I leave, after 10 minutes message comes up about file with same name and asks if it should overwrite (in this time copying stalls), I come back 30 minutes latter to find only the files in the 10 minutes copied.

Out of curiosity how could the network speed be so bad? I asked the boss and he said because it gets routed around a lot and is just bad :(

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Are you open to using the command line? I do not believe there's a way to preempt that prompt using the standard GUI copy/paste. – Uninspired Jun 4 '12 at 21:49
    
yes open to using command line – Celeritas Jun 4 '12 at 22:25
    
You can use the /y argument with either copy or xcopy, if you feel comfortable using either of those from the command line. microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/… Regarding your network speeds, I think 'the boss' might be a lousy resource. There aren't many good excuses for 15kbs. – Uninspired Jun 4 '12 at 23:02
    
post your answer in the answer section so I can accept it :-) – Celeritas Jun 11 '12 at 21:45
    
Done! Thanks ;) – Uninspired Jun 12 '12 at 22:37
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You can use the /y argument with either copy or xcopy, if you feel comfortable using either of those from the command line. (microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/…) Regarding your network speeds, I think 'the boss' might be a lousy resource. There aren't many good excuses for 15kbs.

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