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terrypin
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Copy entire C:\ contents

#1 Post by terrypin » 20 Mar 2021 08:12

Because my regular backup software on this Win 10 PC is suddenly not working I'd be very grateful if someone could suggest a reliable batch file I can use until I get it fixed please?

I could do this in File Explorer but, although I'm no programmer, I suspect a batch would be quicker and safer?

I want to copy the entire contents of my OS (SSD) file C: to D:\2ndCopyCtoDDaily, about 160 GB, preserving all folder names. As the volumes are large I want to use the existing destination.

Even better, unless it's too complicated, I'd like to exclude my 50GB Dropbox folder, C:\Users\Terry\Dropbox\, as I have managed to keep that working in Second Copy.

Terry

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Re: Copy entire C:\ contents

#2 Post by Squashman » 20 Mar 2021 11:54

What backup software were you using? Since Windows 7 came out Microsoft has had a very capable solution built into the OS to do backup. I would not advise you attempt this with regular Windows console tools.

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Re: Copy entire C:\ contents

#3 Post by terrypin » 20 Mar 2021 12:04

Second Copy

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