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How to copy from a sub-sub folder to a sub-folder?

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  • How to copy from a sub-sub folder to a sub-folder?

    After comparing I want to copy contents from

    [Right] X:\Folder1\Folder2\Folder3
    to :
    [Left] Y:\Folder1\Folder2

    Is there an easy way to do that?

    Maybe... I should:
    - select and r-click all files in folder3 [Right]
    - then use 'Copy to Folder'

    However, Beyond Compare regretfully does not automatically select the Left-folder (Folder2), that is to say: not with me.
    Instead it selects some random drive letter and I need to click-browse-click-click... to select the left-Folder2.

    Or maybe there is a better way?


  • #2
    If You are already in the folders that You say, You can select files and then choose copy to left.


    Rodolfo Giovanninetti


    • #3

      Copy To Folder's MRU remembers the last used paths, but doesn't auto-populate with info from the other side. You would have to manually edit the path, or prepare with a right-click -> Copy Filename on the destination folder (which copies the full path to that selected item).

      You can also select the sub-sub-folder and the sub-folder, and rightclick -> Compare in New View. This will launch a new tab where those two items are then on the same level, and you can then perform the copy, then close the new tab.
      Aaron P Scooter Software


      • #4
        Aaron, thanks!
        The option as outlined in your last para is the most user-friendly one and works perfectly (of course)!
        Thank you again.

        p.s. It isn't happening often, now I've got to remember that 'trick'..