Back up

  el jimbo2 14:54 12 Mar 2009
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I am trying to back up my pc (xp) onto a 4gb data stick.

All I want is written documents and photos, but microsoft back up wont allow me to pick and choose, and I end up with 'not enough space' on my usb stick.

Is there any other free programme that will cram it all on the stick? 4gb is plenty of space.

  Clapton is God 16:13 12 Mar 2009

"but microsoft back up wont allow me to pick and choose"

Yes it will.

Open the Wizard; click Next; select 'Back up files and settings'; click Next; select 'Let me choose what to back up'; click Next.

You can then pick and choose to your heart's content from the drop-down menu.

  scotty 16:14 12 Mar 2009

You could use the XCOPY command to backup selected file types. The easiest way is to create a simple text file using Notepad. The file should contain a series of lines like

REM Copy all JPG files
XCOPY C:*.jpg D:*.jpg /D /S /F /H /Y
REM Copy all doc files
XCOPY C:*.doc D:*.doc /D /S /F /H /Y

The file should be stored with a file name like backup.bat. This will be recognised as a batch file. Just double click file to run it.

The above example is for copying files from C: drive to D: drive. You would need to adjust for your own drive letters.

click here for further explanation of batch files and the XCOPY command.

  el jimbo2 17:27 12 Mar 2009

Thanks guys.

In back up, how do I specify e-mails or *.wrd ducuments?

  el jimbo2 17:27 12 Mar 2009

Thanks guys.

In back up, how do I specify e-mails or *.wrd ducuments?

  matofthemint 17:40 12 Mar 2009

Why not just insert your stick and drag the files and fotos to it.

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