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Old 03-08-2007, 11:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,

I've got some files that I modify roughly everyday that I keep on my work computer. When I leave for the night, I'd like to copy those over to a flashdrive so I can work on the most recent files at home.

My question is, is there a way to automate the process at shutdown of copying the folder from my work computer to the USB drive? I don't mind if it slows down the shutdown process, but I don't want to get 1/2 home from work and remember that I'm working with 2-day old files.

Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

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Well you got a few choices...

Windows Synchronization - Auto

Sycnback = Auto and Manual

SyncToy = Manual
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Batch scripting.

Create a batch file that copies your files to the flash drive then shuts down the PC. (which can be done from the command line)

Stick this batch file on yout desktop then rather than going to start=>shut down... simply click on the batch file to do it all for you.
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Thanks for all you help! I think I'll try the batch commands first and go from there.

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do you know the command to copy files?
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Old 03-10-2007, 02:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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my .bat file looks like:

@echo off
xcopy c:\XXX\XXX\XXX e:\XXX\XXX\XXX /e /i /y
shutdown -s



that's it. works very well for what I need it to be. i'm not sure if xcopy is any more efficient than copy, but from my old DOS days I always used xcopy.
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