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by avelev1
16 Nov 2014 17:08
Forum: Tips & Tricks, Questions & Answers
Topic: suppress renaming of duplicate link files
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: suppress renaming of duplicate link files

For most scenarios, you are right, it's natural. What you pride in is the incredible flexibility of XY. Can you think of a script that would cause an alert to popup (only for .url files) and prevent the creation of the new file? Maybe only for a certain folder specified in the script? I can try to d...
by avelev1
16 Nov 2014 11:57
Forum: Tips & Tricks, Questions & Answers
Topic: suppress renaming of duplicate link files
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: suppress renaming of duplicate link files

I have a whole catalog/db set up. Many external executables and XY scripts add entries inside the file, and tags, labels and comments in XY. There are thousands of such .url files, scattered in several drives in different folders. All of that catalog logic goes haywire by the XY auto-renaming. To cl...
by avelev1
14 Nov 2014 23:34
Forum: Tips & Tricks, Questions & Answers
Topic: suppress renaming of duplicate link files
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: suppress renaming of duplicate link files

No, it is not. Win Explorer spawns a "Copy File" dialog, and even if you opt to save both files it append an incremented digit in parenthesis. duplicate file name in Win7 Explorer: C:\dir\filename.url C:\dir\filename (1).url C:\dir\filename (#).url XY automatically appends a 2 digit string. No dialo...
by avelev1
12 Nov 2014 22:37
Forum: Tips & Tricks, Questions & Answers
Topic: suppress renaming of duplicate link files
Replies: 8
Views: 771

suppress renaming of duplicate link files

Hi all, When I drag an internet .url shortcut file into a folder, if another .url file with the same name exists, it appends -01 to the file name. How can I turn it off to not allow a duplicate link to be dragged? To start with in order to be true duplicate, the file content which contains the url m...