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Pasting Files From Outlook

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 01:24
by SusaPhone
Would you please add an option where Pasting files from an email Client such as Outlook overwrites any files that have the same name as the files being pasted from Outlook? I don't really like the current way it is done where the files are pasted with a number such as -1 after them.

Thank you.

Re: Pasting Files From Outlook

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 01:39
by nas8e9
SusaPhone wrote:Would you please add an option where Pasting files from an email Client such as Outlook overwrites any files that have the same name as the files being pasted from Outlook? I don't really like the current way it is done where the files are pasted with a number such as -1 after them.
Hi and welcome,

I don't think this can be set: XYplorer relies on the Windows Shell file routines to handle files dropped into it (XYplorer can't use its own, much more customisable, Custom Copy for this), and I don't think the Windows Shell can be set to automatically overwrite files (presumably for safety reasons).

Re: Pasting Files From Outlook

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 06:57
by SusaPhone
Would you please also add these features?


Be able to paste files at the bottom of the list.
Highlight the files dropped from Outlook.

Thank you.

Re: Pasting Files From Outlook

Posted: 22 Mar 2012 15:07
by jacksonmacd
I was just going to add the same request. The "add a number" method is annoying

I am curious why Windows would prevent it, though. If you do a regular drag-drop between folders with an identical-named file, Windows asks if you want to overwrite the existing file. Why should it behave differently when the file was copied from Outlook?

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Addition
Found another message on the forum about Outlook attachments. Can drag-drop from Outlook directly to XY. *Then* it asks to overwrite the existing file. Problem solved!

Re: Pasting Files From Outlook

Posted: 13 Mar 2015 17:29
by heyfata
Hi Jacksonmacd,

I have the same problem and have searched the forums for almost 2 hours, but cannot find the forum message you talk about. Can you point me to that message or tell me what the fix is? Thank you.

Heyfata

Re: Pasting Files From Outlook

Posted: 31 Oct 2019 06:47
by tschabo
I have the same issue with pasting a docx attachment from outlook into xyplorer. It's not asking to overwrite but creates copies with -0x filename endings. When I save to desktop first and then drag&drop to folder, it asks whether I want to overwrite.

When I try to drag the same attachment from Outlook into the same directory with windows explorer, Windows asks whether I want to overwrite.

xyplorer Version: 20.50.0100 (trial)

Re: Pasting Files From Outlook

Posted: 02 Nov 2019 10:50
by admin
Okay, next version will have it.

Re: Pasting Files From Outlook

Posted: 08 Nov 2019 11:03
by Borut
I am just using this thread and am also not sure if the problem is perhaps on my side:

Dragging an attachment from Outlook (2016) onto XY List: On Drop the file is created (and overwritten, if it exists), but without any content (size 0). Can not tell how new this is and if it is only me. No problems dropping on MS explorer.

20.50.0200, WIn7.

Anyone else noticing this?

Re: Pasting Files From Outlook

Posted: 08 Nov 2019 11:18
by admin
Works here, Outlook (2010) , Win8.1.

Re: Pasting Files From Outlook

Posted: 09 Nov 2019 00:13
by Borut
Yep, happens no more here too. Must have been some temporary administrator black magic. Sorry for false alarm.

Re: Pasting Files From Outlook

Posted: 10 Nov 2019 17:24
by heyfata
I still have this problem, even on separate computers.

Re: Pasting Files From Outlook

Posted: 10 Nov 2019 20:09
by admin
Which problem, and which XYplorer version is that?

Re: Pasting Files From Outlook

Posted: 21 Nov 2019 23:35
by heyfata
Well, it seems this has been fixed. It appears to work from me now.

That said, i do have another problem when dragging/dropping from SAP client that uses a temporary file location. See attached screenshot.
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Re: Pasting Files From Outlook

Posted: 23 Nov 2019 17:30
by admin
After this error the drop does not happen?

Re: Pasting Files From Outlook

Posted: 23 Nov 2019 17:44
by heyfata
No, the file is not copied over.