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    Hi Guys

    As an old DOS head from way back, I had a few BAT files in Windows ME to copy various files and settings for me.

    I have now upgraded to XP and they do not seem to run anymore.

    I imagine I will have to use some sort of script - VBS etc ?

    Which is the easiest of all these scripting languages to use ?

    Is there another alternative to BAT files that I can use in XP ?

    Thanks in advance

    regards

    Digby
    NZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by digmen1
    Hi Guys

    As an old DOS head from way back, I had a few BAT files in Windows ME to copy various files and settings for me.

    I have now upgraded to XP and they do not seem to run anymore.

    I imagine I will have to use some sort of script - VBS etc ?

    Which is the easiest of all these scripting languages to use ?

    Is there another alternative to BAT files that I can use in XP ?

    Thanks in advance

    regards

    Digby
    NZ
    Hi Digby,
    It has been a long time, my dealings with dos3.2,dos4.0 and dos6.22
    were 10 yrs ago. The gui 95,98,2000 and ME were still based on Dos.

    xp is different, sp2 really dislikes anything from its ancesters
    if you wish, here is some sites that may help in writing batch files.

    Microsoft Windows XP - Using the command-based script host (CScript.exe)
    Win XP SP2: System not suitable for running MS-DOS... - WorldStart Computer Tips and Computer Help
    Batch File Commands
    Batch File Utilities
    VER
    AXCEL216 / MDGx MS-DOS Undocumented + Hidden Secrets

    IF you could, give us some details on what you wish to accomplish
    with your system...the folks here can point out programs or sites
    or suggest methods for what you want it to do....now that you have
    a reasonable stable os platform. we could probably save you a whole
    lot of time , so you would not have to resurrect old legacy methods
    and still have conflicts with xp.

    it is the small things that usually drive us mad

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    Bat files do work in xp, maybe the format is just different though.

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    Hi Kazaa 2002

    Those sites you gave me look great.

    All I want to do is empty some folders and then copy some files from one drive to some of the folders.

    It is my weekly backup of my valuable data from my C drive to my D drive.

    If you could give me a quick start on how to do this it would be much appreciated.

    I had a look at some of the examples on the sites and there was nothing like what I want.

    Regards

    Digby
    NZ
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    zip up your old batch files and upload them to the internet, then PM me the yousendit/rapidshare link and i'll see what i can do
    Last edited by Vargas; 10-10-2005 at 05:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digmen1
    Hi Kazaa 2002

    Those sites you gave me look great.

    All I want to do is empty some folders and then copy some files from one drive to some of the folders.

    It is my weekly backup of my valuable data from my C drive to my D drive.

    If you could give me a quick start on how to do this it would be much appreciated.

    I had a look at some of the examples on the sites and there was nothing like what I want.

    Regards

    Digby
    NZ
    Hi Digby, for a incremental backup, you can go a few different ways with xp. #1 go with xp and its backup functions
    Windows XP Commands
    Windows XP Backup Made Easy
    Backup Utility for WinXP Home
    XP Backup Using NTBackup Backup or Restore Wizard
    #2 go with freeware(3rd party small programs) that setup
    weekly backups from c to d etc.
    FREEWARE GUIDE - Utilities - Backup
    Freeware dfg BackUp XP at DirFile - Utilities > Backup
    #3 or you can customize your needs by using short programs
    or writing small batch files.
    DOS and Batch Files Help and Tips
    PCWorld.com - Answer Line: Easy Backups With WinZip and Freeware
    PCWorld.com - Backup Batch Files
    I hope this is the help you need, let me know if I am on the right track
    or are you thinking about mirroring or raid setup.

    it is the small things that usually drive us mad

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