5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 27, 2014 8:46 AM by VriginApple
terryfromnewhaven Level 1 Level 1

When I try to copy or move a group of files from one folder to another, some of the filenames are the same between the source & destination folder.

When I used to do this, a copy dialog box would appear giving me options of what I wanted to do with the files that had duplicate names. One of the options was to "Keep Both Files".

Now, if I try to copy or move 5 or more files, the "Keep Both Files" button is replaced with "Skip". I can show the "Keep Both Files" if I hit the option key, but I would like it as on of the default options.

Does anyone know how to resolve this issue?


Thanks Terry

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • moon1003 Level 1 Level 1

    I'm not able to bring up "keep both files" when I hit the option key with 5 or more files, it still says "skip"

    I really need this feature to work.

  • sigep174 Level 1 Level 1

    I am having the same issue.  I have 10's of thousands of photos...and while migrating from PC to Mac I ended up with multiples.  I have been sorting and purging for some time now, but this is very frustrating.


    I need to be able to "keep both" files nearly every time, because I want to be able go through and do a visual inspection.  Some were photoshop'd and some were scanned going back to 1998. 


    If Apple doesn't offer it is there a decent 3rd party product that does?!!

  • moon1003 Level 1 Level 1

    A guy from the mac store figured this out for me when I went in with this question...

    So when the dialog box pops up giving you the SKIP / STOP / REPLACE options.

    Then hit the option key.  The SKIP should turn to KEEP BOTH FILES.

  • VriginApple Level 1 Level 1

    Spot - you have just changed my life, litterally!

  • VriginApple Level 1 Level 1

    Spot on!- you have just changed my life, litterally! Thank you so, so, so very much! It should be more user friendly however, this should be more obvious than secret / hidden key strokes etc..