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Im trying create BAT file that will backup a drive as follows

Create Directory F:\Todays Date
Copy all files from C:\ISD to F:\Todays Date

I searched for code online but nothing is straight foward.  I know that i need the xcopy command and the Mkdir command, but i am having hard time creating Folder with todays date.
Once i get the above backup.bat file, i am going to put in the daily Task schdule to run.

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by:usachrisk1983
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Try this.  If you run xcopy /? you can see all the params you can apply, I included only /E which copies all subfiles and folders including empty ones.

@echo off
set _folder=%date:~10,4%-%date:~4,2%-%date:~7,2%
if not exist "f:\_%folder%" mkdir "f:\%_folder%"
xcopy "c:\isd" "f:\_%folder%" /e

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usachrisk1983 earned 1000 total points
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Sorry, screwed up the variables :)   Resolved below.

@echo off
set _folder=%date:~10,4%-%date:~4,2%-%date:~7,2%
if not exist "f:\%_folder%" mkdir "f:\%_folder%"
xcopy "c:\isd" "f:\%_folder%" /e

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by:IsdNG
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Your Awesome, thank you very much!
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