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Backup Important System Files the Easy Way
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Contrary to what you may have heard, Backing up your important system files doesn’t require any additional software. In fact it can be easily done using something called xcopy, which is a feature that is included with Windows XP ...


 
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Note:This procedure requires a second drive or partition.
 

Click backupreg_01.jpg,

then backupreg_02.jpg .

Type notepad then click backupreg_03.jpg

backupeasy_01.jpg

Once Notepad opens, copy and paste into Notepad the following:

xcopy "c:\Documents and Settings\*.*" "d:\Backup" /d /e /c /h /y

Click Here for more information on xcopy and the various switches


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Then Click File then Save As… then name the file Backup.bat , pick somewhere to save it (anywhere, just as long as you remember where it is)

Now when you want to run a backup, simply double click on Backup.bat , the first time (and only the first time) you run this windows will ask you if you are trying to create a file or directory. Type "d" for directory.



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