Xp Dos Backup..??

By Deviouz
May 8, 2007
  1. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Why dont you use the built in windows backup software? (Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Backup). IS is neccessary to do it from a CMD prompt?
  2. TangoTrolly

    TangoTrolly TS Rookie Posts: 59

    Win XP Backup utility is only available in Win XP Pro, not in the Home edition.

    However, there are several backup applications out there.
    A free one is from COMODO:

    I have not used it yet, so I can't vouch for it.
  3. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Well, if you wanted, you can make a .bat file (make it in Notepad and save it as C:\bu.bat) that says something like:

    copy c:\bu\*.* D:\bu\*.*

    You create a folder on the drive C: called 'bu'; you create a folder in D: called 'bu' (D could be your second HD or a Cd/dvd) that you either create all your valuable files in or copy them to.

    You make a shortcut to your Desktop to the .bat file .

    Then, when you have some stuff in C:\bu you just click the Desktop shorcut to bu.bat and VOILA, all the files in C:\bu are copied to D:\bu.

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