?
Solved

Backup script avoid My Music

Posted on 2008-06-16
6
Medium Priority
?
196 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-16
I want to backup all in Mydocument on everyone's computer, so I wrote the following batch file:

xcopy "%userprofile%\My Documents\*.*"   "I:\Backup\"   /c/f/h/d/y/s/e

How can I rewrite this to copy all in My Documents but avoid the folder 'My Music'
0
Comment
Question by:al4629740
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:Farhan Kazi
ID: 21799619
You can use /EXCLUDE switch of XCOPY command.
Like:
@ECHO My Music >ExcludeList.txt
xcopy "%userprofile%\My Documents\*.*"   "I:\Backup\" /c/f/h/d/y/s/e /EXCLUDE:ExcludeList.txt

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:Farhan Kazi
ID: 21799646
Sorry exclude list file should be in following format:

\My Music\
\My Videos\
\Any other folder\
@ECHO \My Music\>ExcludeList.txt
xcopy "%userprofile%\My Documents\*.*"   "I:\Backup\" /c/f/h/d/y/s/e /EXCLUDE:ExcludeList.txt

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:al4629740
ID: 21799666
Is this how I would do multiple folders?
@ECHO \My Music\>ExcludeList.txt
@ECHO \My Videos\>ExcludeList.txt
xcopy "%userprofile%\My Documents\*.*"   "I:\Backup\" /c/f/h/d/y/s/e /EXCLUDE:ExcludeList.txt
 

Open in new window

0
Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
LVL 26

Accepted Solution

by:
Farhan Kazi earned 2000 total points
ID: 21799679
> (single greater then sign) always creates new file and to append into the file existing file use >> (double greater then sign).
Like:
@ECHO \My Music\>ExcludeList.txt
@ECHO \My Videos\>>ExcludeList.txt
xcopy "%userprofile%\My Documents\*.*"   "I:\Backup\" /c/f/h/d/y/s/e /EXCLUDE:ExcludeList.txt

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:al4629740
ID: 21799724
So a third would look like this:
@ECHO \My Music\>ExcludeList.txt
@ECHO \My Videos\>>ExcludeList.txt
@ECHO \My Pictures\>>ExcludeList.txt
xcopy "%userprofile%\My Documents\*.*"   "I:\Backup\" /c/f/h/d/y/s/e /EXCLUDE:ExcludeList.txt
 

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:Farhan Kazi
ID: 21799751
Yes, exactly
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Being a system administrator some time we require to do things remotely, one of them is installing software. Here I am going to tell you how to install software through wmic (Windows management instrument console). I am not at all saying that this i…
Introduction: Recently, I got a requirement to zip all files individually with batch file script in Windows OS. I don't know much about scripting, but I searched Google and found a lot of examples and websites to complete my task. Finally, I was ab…
Is your OST file inaccessible, Need to transfer OST file from one computer to another? Want to convert OST file to PST? If the answer to any of the above question is yes, then look no further. With the help of Stellar OST to PST Converter, you can e…
Is your organization moving toward a cloud and mobile-first environment? In this transition, your IT department will encounter many challenges, such as navigating how to: Deploy new applications and services to a growing team Accommodate employee…
Suggested Courses

621 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question