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FileInfoCopyTo Method (String, Boolean)

Copies an existing file to a new file, allowing the overwriting of an existing file.

Namespace:  Alphaleonis.Win32.Filesystem
Assembly:  AlphaFS (in AlphaFS.dll) Version: 2.0
public FileInfo CopyTo(
	string destinationPath,
	bool overwrite


Type: SystemString
The name of the new file to copy to.
Type: SystemBoolean
to allow an existing file to be overwritten; otherwise, .

Return Value

Type: FileInfo

Returns a new file, or an overwrite of an existing file if overwrite is .

If the file exists and overwrite is , an IOException is thrown.


Use this method to allow or prevent overwriting of an existing file.

Whenever possible, avoid using short file names (such as XXXXXX~1.XXX) with this method.

If two files have equivalent short file names then this method may fail and raise an exception and/or result in undesirable behavior.

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