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Backup script avoid My Music

Posted on 2008-06-16
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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'
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by:Farhan Kazi
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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

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by:Farhan Kazi
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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

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by:al4629740
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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
 

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Farhan Kazi earned 2000 total points
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> (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

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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
 

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by:Farhan Kazi
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Yes, exactly
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