I am trying to write a batch backup program using DOS to:
a) Make a backup copy of my 'Documents' file, and
b) On subsequent runs update only those files that have been changed since the last backup by copying over them. I.e., I don't really have the need to save old copies of the backed up files.
I have Windows 10.
The directory where the documents folder resides is C:\users\James Day> The folder is 'Documents'.
The USB flash drive I would like to use for my backup is H:\.
Here is a truncated version of the batch file I made for my girl friend's computer, but no matter how I massage this file, I can't get it to work on my computer. She has Windows 7, which might be the reason it won't work on mine which is Windows 10.
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@echo off :: variables set drive=j:\Phyllis set backupcmd=xcopy /s /c /d /e /h /i /r /y echo ### Backing up My Documents... ...%backupcmd%"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop" "%drive%\" %backupcmd% "C:\Users\Phyllis\Documents\2010 - Switzerland" "%drive%\Phyllis\2010 - Switzerland" %backupcmd% "C:\Users\Phyllis\Documents\2013 - Austria" "%drive%\Phyllis\2013 - Austria" %backupcmd% "C:\Users\Phyllis\Documents\Worm Project copy" "%drive%\Phyllis\Worm Project copy" echo Backup Complete! @pause
Thanks and have a great day!