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At an Office where I provide support, I learned how stupidly Microsoft's Windows lacks an option to easily copy and move files around. Regular people have trouble keeping two My Computer windows side by side to transfer a file from one window to another. My Computer is two computers? They don't get it. They don't know how to right-click to transport a file.

So, I wrote a tool to copy, move and rename a file from one selectable place to another selectable place. For good measure, I made the tool automatable, just like a good old DOS or UNIX batch file -- and you don't even need to know about DOS or UNIX.

Buck Rocks' FileCopyDelete to the Rescue!

For Dummies
Use 2 buttons: From and To.
You select a file to copy. And you select a place to copy it to. Finally, click on the source bar above the target to perform the action.

FileCopyDelete in Action For Advanced Dummies
Use 3 buttons: From and To and Auto Delete.
You select a file to move and a new place for the file.

For Lazy Dummies
Use 3 buttons: From and To and Auto Execute.
Select the original and the new location and let the program copy without you having to press a button. Combine that with Auto Delete if you plan to move the file from the original location.

For Smart Dummies
Use the Lazy Dummy setup and the Windows task scheduler to make things happen according to your schedule, automatically. Think of this option when you work in that program that crashes so often and the last backup always contains the corrupted information so that the backup is useless. Select the fifth button, Auto Name: It will create a copy not with the original file name (which would be replaced by the next backup) but with a new name.
The new name might seem very strange at first glance. It consists of the date and time of the copy action and the extension of the original file. Your program can still open the file. And you can step back through the different revisions until you find the best version of the file!
There is a useful quirk: If the source file has no extension, the copied and renamed file will use some letters from the source file to identify itself to you. I suppose you know how to change the file name and extension if you need to.

For All Others
Find the best use yourself. The program is more powerful than it looks when you vary the use of the options. Consider also that it remembers your settings and does not place a settings file in the Windows folder. It will retain different settings in different folders. Therefore, you can automate a certain function set for folder X and another function set for folder Y, just by placing copies of the program in both folders. And yes, you have my permission to make an unlimited number of copies of the program on your PC.

Check the License Agreement you need to accept for this program.

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