Deleting data accidentally or due to a hardware failure no matter how it occurs, the worst thing which might happen is to loose our files.
Therefore I want to share my favorite backup method with you.
I personally use an external disk to back up my work but you can use something else such as an internal one or another computer in your network or maybe a flash or usb memory...
Whatever you choose as destination, there is a simple and speedy way of backup your files. Yes , I am telling you the XCOPY..
Here how it works;
Open a notepad page. ( start > run > notepad and click OK )
Here is the syntax ;
here is mine ;
XCOPY D:PHOTOWORKS* H:MYBACKUP /s /i /y
my source is D:PHOTOWORKS* , ( * means every file inside )
my backup destination is H:MYBACKUP
/s for copy subfolders and folders
/i for assuming the destination is a folder
/y for suppressing prompt to confirm overwriting a file
and save your file as backup.bat since it is a batch file.
You may ask why you do not simply copy and paste your files manually. Sure you can. But if you make a batch backup file like I mention here, you can schedule it for a later use.
( Control Panel > Scheduled Tasks )
Describe a scheduled task which includes running your batch file first and than shutting down your computer while you are sleeping or doing something else.
( SHUTDOWN -i )
Since I work till late night this gives me another half an hour to nap.
Thanks for reading
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