How to Copy from Many and Paste Once

March 4, 2008 – 11:00 pm

Imagine being able to copy files from different locations on your hard disk and paste all of it at once to another directory? That will save us some copy and pasting time, won’t it? For example, I can copy some family photos from different folders and dump all of them at once to another folder with the paste command, so I can quickly create a scrapbook from it. With a freeware called Piky Basket, this is achievable.

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Piky Basket aims to help you organize your files better by providing a creatively thought alternative to the default Windows copy and paste operation. It has three functions:

  • The most important feature is the ability to copy files from many directories and paste them once to another target folder (copy, copy, copy…. and paste). As an analogy, imagine being at the supermarket where you put all your things inside the basket (copy) and pay all of them at once at the counter (paste).

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  • Batch copy paths to clipboard – once you have all your files inside the Piky Basket, you can select the “Copy Paths to Clipboard” option to copy all the file locations. You can then paste the paths to Notepad for file sharing purposes, as an example. Useful for sending mapped drive paths to co-workers.
  • Quick directory command prompt – right click on a specific folder and click “Command Prompt Here” to open the Windows command prompt with that folder as the base location.

Piky Basket comes with sound effects. Therefore, you will instantly know that you have successfully copied a file, empty your collection baskets etc. Moreover, you can select a number of files to be copied using the “Select” function instead of pasting it all.

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Piky Basket also allows you to move files to a new folder instead of the default copy action. Piky Basket is a definite must have for those who are looking for a better way to copy / move files in batch.

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  1. 15 Responses to “How to Copy from Many and Paste Once”

  2. Haha, software like that also exist. Copy and paste tool… :)

    By Kitkat on Mar 5, 2008

  3. @Kitkat: Funny yet useful eh? :D

    By Syahid A. on Mar 5, 2008

  4. Indeed very useful and funny too. :-)

    By Nirmal on Mar 5, 2008

  5. I think this may come handy in some scenario’s I guess.

    By Jawwad on Mar 5, 2008

  6. Great software buddy. It will definately save me a lot of time. Stumbled.

    By Madhur Kapoor on Mar 6, 2008

  7. I like the way it works but to use a third party software which I don’t like. It is better if we can use a custom key combination let say, Ctrl+Shift+C and then we paste them using Ctl+Shift+V.

    By CypherHackz on Mar 8, 2008

  8. Weird tool but quite useful.

    By Steve Yu on Mar 9, 2008

  9. @Cypher: Agreed.
    @Steve Yu: Yeah, i see what you mean. :D

    By Syahid A. on Mar 9, 2008

  10. Incredibly useful, I might need it at some point in my life. Went into my bookmarks, thanks!

    By Thilak on Mar 12, 2008

  11. Great tip man, Thanks alot for sharing Bookmarked

    By BlogsDNA on Aug 21, 2008

  12. I made something similar sometime back for windows as well as linux but to be used through command line:
    http://tech.shantanugoel.com/projects/misc-stuff/shantz-cp-basket

    By Shantanu Goel on Aug 26, 2008

  13. check out Many Paste, did the same and much more
    http://www.xneat.com/many-paste/

    By Multi Clipboard on Aug 31, 2008

  14. AMAZING
    This is what i needed to beat the ‘Cannot copy file source …”
    Amazing
    Al

    By Al on Feb 14, 2009

  15. There is a new version of Piky Basket. It has been renamed to Copywhiz.

    http://www.conceptworld.com/Copywhiz

    By Gautam Jain on May 31, 2010

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