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We have a app that drops files a folder for processing.
I am looking to dupliate these files in another folder for redundancy.  We do have backups but have trouble with the files being opened and would like to add this method to increase the chance for successful recovery in case of problem.
Can we write a script to watch a folder for new fils and copy them to another folder on the server?
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This script will do just that...set it up to launch on startup (or logon) and it'll monitor the folder - the example below uses c:\scripts (listed as c:\\\\scripts)
It's set to poll every 10 seconds...adjust as necessary.

'WatchFolder.vbs
Dim objFSO: Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Dim objWMI: Set objWMI = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\.\root\cimv2")
strTarget = "\\Servername\share\backup\"
Set colEvents = objWMI.ExecNotificationQuery _
    ("SELECT * FROM __InstanceCreationEvent WITHIN 10 WHERE " _
        & "Targetinstance ISA 'CIM_DirectoryContainsFile' and " _
            & "TargetInstance.GroupComponent= " _
                & "'Win32_Directory.Name=""c:\\\\scripts""'")
Do
    Set objEvent = colEvents.NextEvent
    strNewFile = Replace(Mid(objEvent.TargetInstance.PartComponent, InStr(1, objEvent.TargetInstance.PartComponent, Chr(34))), "\\", "\")
    objFSO.CopyFile strNewFile, strTarget
Loop
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Happy to help - thanx! :^)
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