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I often copy and paste a file into the same folder (quickly pressing Ctrl+C, then Ctrl+V).

It seems the default Windows behaviour is to rename the duplicate file as "filename - Copy.extension".

Instead, I'd like to have the duplicate file immediately "ask" for a new name - have the rename box grab focus so I can rename the file and avoid conflict.

Is this possible?

  • Should be possible with a custom AutoHotkey script, but it'll have to be kept running in the background. – Karan May 10 '15 at 4:21
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Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, F2

That's what I do. For when you copy from a different folder this doesn't look like it's possible out of the box.

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