Bug #72844

File copying takes 7 clicks

Added by Katja Lampela almost 6 years ago. Updated almost 6 years ago.

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After 4.5 copying files in fileadmin without extra steps is not possible anymore.

In 4.5 you could copy and paste the file easily in the same folder because the system added the _01, _02 and so on into the file name = 2 clicks and the file was copied.

Now this feature has been gone for years. At the moment in 6.2 you have to
1. copy the file
2. go to another folder
3. paste
4. rename the file
5. cut the file
6. go back to original folder
7. paste the file

= 7 clicks.


Related issues

Related to TYPO3 Core - Feature #72756: File copying = 7 clicksClosed2016-01-16

Is duplicate of TYPO3 Core - Bug #64363: Copy files in Filelist backendUnder Review2015-01-19


Updated by Georg Ringer almost 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Needs Feedback

please don't open a duplicate. see https://forge.typo3.org/issues/72756.

can you explain why your editors need this feature?


Updated by Katja Lampela almost 6 years ago

Sorry, I guess I did it the wrong way then, suggestion was: "If you think that this is the wrong decision please write to the mailing list typo3.teams.bugs with issue number and an explanation or open a new ticket and add a relation to this ticket number." Maybe I didn't add the relation right, I just made a link..?

TYPO3 is for admins also. I don't think it's the editor's first need. But it's the first need if you want to change a file, you want to make a backup copy, for example templates, partials and so on. IMHO it makes the system easier=better without extra configuring or extra programs like ftp. Also this is the way computers work, it is the way TYPO3 used to work, it is the way copying content elements work.

I understand if this is not the recommended way for security, but I don't see how this would be a security issue.


Updated by Markus Klein almost 6 years ago

  • Category set to Backend User Interface
  • Status changed from Needs Feedback to Accepted
  • Target version set to Candidate for patchlevel

Updated by Riccardo De Contardi almost 6 years ago

I close this because it a duplicate of #64363 ; please continue the discussion there.
I've added a relation between the two issues to keep track of this.

Thank you


Updated by Riccardo De Contardi almost 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Accepted to Closed

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