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I have a batch file from here that checked if the folder existed and renamed it. Can someone help

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I have this batch file from this site.

I tried running this but it does not seem to create the folder. I am trying to run this from local disk C: and I want to backup to local disk C: It does not seem to work.
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by:Vicki05
ID: 41747671
Here is the batch file. I need to run this to see if the folder exists, then to backup the folder with date and timestamp to a folder in local disk C.

@echo off
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
set Folder=C:\Temp\Foo
if not exist "%Folder%" goto Continue
REM The next line sets the following DateTime variables: DT_Day, DT_DayOfWeek, DT_Hour, DT_Minute, DT_Month, DT_Quarter, DT_Second, DT_WeekInMonth, DT_Year
for /f "delims=" %%a in ('wmic.exe Path Win32_LocalTime GET * /value') do (for /f "delims=" %%b in ("%%a") do set DT_%%b)
for %%a in (DT_Month DT_Day DT_Hour DT_Minute DT_Second) do (if !%%a! LSS 10 set %%a=0!%%a!)
set TimeStamp=%DT_Year%%DT_Month%%DT_Day%-%DT_Hour%%DT_Minute%%DT_Second%
for %%a in ("%Folder%") do set FolderName=%%~nxa
ECHO ren "%Folder%" "%FolderName%_%TimeStamp%"
if errorlevel 1 (
      echo ERROR: could not rename "%Folder%" to "%FolderName%_%TimeStamp%"
      pause
      exit /b 1
)
:Continue
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It doesn't create the folder because the script is in test mode.
In the line ECHO ren "%Folder%" "%FolderName%_%TimeStamp%", remove the ECHO at the beginning.
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by:Manuel Flores
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One suggestion somekind off-topic... why don't you use robocopy?.  Is a full featured copy/mirroring utility with several options that includes copy timstamp, owner, permissions, etc...
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by:Bill Prew
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ID: 41747695
The script is setup to be in "debug" mode, which in this case just means that it isn't set to actually perform the rename, but just to display on the screen the rename command it would execute.  If you really want it to rename then just remove the word "ECHO" from the following line:

ECHO ren "%Folder%" "%FolderName%_%TimeStamp%"

~bp
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by:Vicki05
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Thanks for your help again.
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by:Vicki05
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Thanks for all the help.
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