How to make NConvert *NOT* automatically overwrite files?

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ArtyTheRat
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How to make NConvert *NOT* automatically overwrite files?

Post by ArtyTheRat » Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:34 pm

This program is excellent in so many ways, but there is one very important thing I can't understand: I see it overwrites files with no warnings or anything. This is a very troublesome problem for me. What is the switch that forces it to not overwrite files?

I see another user has asked this question, but I didn't really see the response.

Thank you for this great tool.
Arty

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DOS386
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Re: How to make NConvert *NOT* automatically overwrite files?

Post by DOS386 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:52 am

> I see another user has asked this question

Here: http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=15834 ???

> but I didn't really see the response.

Because there is none ?

> What is the switch that forces it to not overwrite files?

I still think the same way as > 1 year ago: default should be DON'T WRITE into EXISTING FILES , and maybe add a switch "do write into existing files" Image
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Re: How to make NConvert *NOT* automatically overwrite files?

Post by helmut » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:55 pm

DOS386 wrote:... I still think the same way as > 1 year ago: default should be DON'T WRITE into EXISTING FILES , and maybe add a switch "do write into existing files"
+1 Default should really be "Do not overwrite existing files"

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