This dialog box is displayed when cut and paste, drag and
drop or choose Copy from the contextual or top level Actions
menu in a Folders view.
The Generic Copy is so called because of the numerous
options that it proposes. It contains the following
Source and Destination: you can select
here the source and destination of the copy operation.
Type of Action: one of Copy (create
files and folders and overwrite all files), Binary Copy (same
as Copy, but disabling text conversion features), Mirror
(reproduce exactly the the source in destination, removing if
necessary files and folders from destination), Update
(overwrite only older files). These actions are a subset of
possible actions. They position the checkboxes in the list to
Action Type / Statistics list: This list
shows you all the possible actions. Those which are checked
may be done during the copy, those unchecked are forbidden.
Here is the list of the actions:
File / Folder creations: allow the creation of
Overwrite older / newer / files with same
date: allow the overwrite of respective files. Note that
the dates take into account the time adjustments.
File / Folder deletions: if checked, missing files or
folders in source will be deleted in target
File / Folder unlocks: if checked, locked files or
folders will be unlocked else locked files or folders
won't be touched
Plain text recognitions and conversions: you can
configure each panel in Merge with different loading or
saving encodings. If this action is checked, file copy
will first detect if the file is in text format and if it
the case it will determine if a conversion is necessary.
If this action is unchecked, only binary copies will
Operations on masked items: by default, masked items
are never touched by any algorithm. If checked, all the
items will be encompassed by the algorithm, not only
the remaining entries have no effect in this
particular situation and are there to present the
statistics (e.g. Access errors).
Test button: launch the operation in
test mode. No action will actually occur they will be
simulated and it will give you an idea of the action that
would occur. Please note that encoding detections are not
done in this phasis to avoid lengthy simulations.
Run button: actually run the
Auto-run unless Shift is pressed: if
this option is checked and Shift is not pressed, the
operation is run as soon as statistics were computed