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Author Topic: How to automate this?  (Read 2940 times)


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How to automate this?
« on: November 04, 2005, 11:19 PM »
How could I automate the following: ?

Just wondering.. I've never dealt with automation before and wonder how it could be done. Then there is also this: which seems like a nice alternative, I just don't know if both methods yield the same result.

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Re: How to automate this?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2005, 08:30 AM »
A simple batch file would do the job:

Make a text file in Notepad and add lines like

copy <path to folder you want to copy> <destination folder where it is to go>

replacing the paths with the specific ones for your system (note if the paths contain any spaces they must be enclosed in " ")

Add a line like this for each one you want to copy

Save it somewhere with a .bat extension.

Double click the file to do the backup.

If you want to automate the other steps (compacting mail etc) you need to record a macro somewhere to perform those steps. You could add a double click on the batch file as the last step.

Is this what you want or are you thinking of how do I schedule this to happen regularly without me doing anything? In which case you could use the Windows Backup Program (See Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Backups) where you can set up a scheduled backup of just the folders/files you want.