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Auto folder back up

On my office computer there is a folder that I need to auto back up on another internal hdd everyday. how do I do this. im using xp professional.

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Re: auto backup

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Use task scheduler to schedule a batch file that copies all files with an archive flag to the backup folder (using xcopy).

Kees

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hmm

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I must be dumb or something... can you provide a step by step

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1. First do it from the command prompt until you have the exact commands.
2. Put those commands (one should suffice, + exit) in a batch file (xxxx.bat)
3. Use task scheduler to schedule that batch file once a day (you needed it automatic, you say).

- http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308569 tells about the task scheduler.
- The command is something like xcopy "c:\folder\subfolder\*.*" "d:\folder\subfolder" /a
That's basic for anybody who has done MS-DOS 20 years ago (before Windows 3.0 came out). Didn't you?
Try xcopy /? for help.

Of course, there's no need to use task scheduler. You could put a programmatic shutdown command in that batchfile after the xcopy and shutdown each evening after a days work using a shortcut to that file. That's kind of automatic also, but not on a fixed time. Might be better, but you didn't specify your exact requirements for the 'automatic' part. Maybe you prefer boot time. Then put that batchfile in your startup folder.


Kees

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