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How to copy a file during shutdown

I have a Word doc that I need to keep on the network for others to alter, but I like to take home with me and alter each night.

Right now, when I first boot up in the morning, I have it copy the C: drive copy to the network drive. Ironically, the way I have it do this is through a command line batch file in my "Startup" folder.

I would like to do the reverse at shutdown, however, I have not found anything that will do this.

Any help would be mucho appreciated. Alternatively, is there a way to setup a Word doc so that when I do "File Save" I automatically save it to 2 places? I have Word 2000.

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try this

In reply to: How to copy a file during shutdown

Create a batch file which copies the files you need to copy

append this to the end of the file
%windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -s -t 00 -f

Heres a link
http://www.ss64.com/nt/shutdown.html

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forgot to note

In reply to: try this

use the batch file to shutdown when you wish the files to be copied

shutdown the windows xp way when you wish them not to be copied

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