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Question On Backing Up Only Files That Don't Exist


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Hi All,


Just a quick question, on whether anyone has an idea on how to set up a macro that checks the status of files / folders on an external drive, and if the file on the original drive has changed, then this is updated on that external drive.


The situation we have is, we wish to backup from a network drive, to an external, USB HDD and without having the throughput of all of the data copying every time, wanted to only copy across the files that have changed.


Appreciate any help you can offer !


Cheers, TG

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  • 4 weeks later...

Hi, TG,


I had asked this question before;


Xcopy emulation


See Floyd and Joe have comments;




I think I have an ME Xcopy working well? - it copies only newer files into the destination directory, ( in folders as well, and not empty directories)


(at end of file is whole macro in "Run Macro in Variable" 2 lines as well)


Best, Randall


(cf - XcopyGUI - on other thread for more options)



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