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Bring back "Copy of"

    General discussion

  • dumb request, but when copying and pasting documents (Ctrl-C / Ctrl-V), the system inserts "Copy" just before the file extension (e.g. xxxxx - Copy.xxxx).

    Is there any way to bring back the old way of pre-pending "Copy of" to the beginning of the file name? It used to be much easier to sort by name and see all the copies grouped together.

     

    Saturday, October 29, 2011 2:32 PM

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  • It is mostly user experiance question, readability and user experiance will improve in Windows and it could be one suggestion , but final decition of design relay on many factors and the one that is bring better experiance to majority of users would take into consideration.
    Monday, October 31, 2011 9:53 AM
  • Bringing the feature back will ruin the idea. Think of sorting. Having 'copy' at the end results in proper sorting while having it at the start just messes it up.


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    Monday, October 31, 2011 8:01 PM
  • The change was made for localization purposes. "Copy of" has to be translated into every language Windows supports and remain grammatically correct. Instead a hyphen followed by "Copy" can be translated without grammatical errors. Plus, for sorting reasons, I feel "Xyz - Copy" is better than "Copy of xyz".
    Tuesday, November 01, 2011 10:01 AM
  • As a workaround, you can search (Ctrl+E) for "*copy" to find all the copies in a folder.
    Tuesday, November 01, 2011 3:59 PM