When you copy or move multiple files and folders from one location to another, a conflict resolution dialog may appear on the screen in Explorer. If some files or folders already exist in the destination location, Windows 10 asks what to do with such files, i.e. overwrite, copy with a different name or skip them. There is a checkbox called 'Do this for all current items' which is always annoyingly unchecked by default. Using a simple trick you can make this checkbox on by default. This improves the usability of File Explorer in Windows 10.
By default, the "Do this for all current items" checkbox is unchecked. To enable Do this for all current items checkbox by default, you need to apply a simple Registry tweak.
Follow these simple steps.
- Open Registry Editor.
- Go to the following Registry key:
Tip: You can access any desired Registry key with one click.
If this key doesn't exist, then just create it.
- In the right pane, you will see the ConfirmationCheckBoxDoForAll value. If this value doesn't exist, create a 32-bit DWORD value of this name. Even if you are running 64-bit Windows, you still need to create a 32-bit DWORD value.This DWORD value is responsible for the state of that checkbox mentioned above in the copy/move/delete conflict dialogs of File Explorer. Set it to 1 to set the option "Do this for all current items" checked by default.
To make it unchecked again (default setting), set the ConfirmationCheckBoxDoForAll value to 0 or just delete it.
You can avoid Registry editing by using Winaero Tweaker:
Get it here: Download Winaero Tweaker.
The same trick can be done for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
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