How to combine two Excel folders with the same names into one folder

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When I access Excel files from my flash drive, there are now two folders with the same names instead of one folder, which is what happened in the past. One of the folders contains all of my newer files plus the old ones. If I delete a file from one folder, it is deleted from the other one, too. I only want ONE folder with all of the worksheet files. Help!!


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If you have two folders with the same name on your flash drive and you want to combine them into one folder, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open one of the folders that you want to merge.
  2. Select all the files and folders inside that folder. You can press Ctrl+A to select everything.
  3. Copy the selected files and folders by pressing Ctrl+C.
  4. Go to the other folder with the same name.
  5. Paste the copied files and folders into the second folder by pressing Ctrl+V.
  6. If there are any conflicts where files with the same names already exist in the second folder, you will be prompted to choose whether you want to overwrite, skip, or rename the files. Choose the desired option based on your preference.
  7. Once the files have been copied and any conflicts resolved, you can verify that all the files from both folders are now in the merged folder.
  8. Finally, you can delete the empty folder that was left behind from the first folder, if necessary.

By following these steps, you can combine the contents of two folders with the same name into one folder, ensuring that all your worksheet files are consolidated in a single location. Make sure to double-check the merged folder to ensure that all files are intact and there are no unintentional deletions or data loss. Additionally, it's always a good practice to have a backup of your files before performing any major changes to avoid any unexpected issues. The text and steps were created with the help of AI.

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