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Bruinaholic

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Hi I am trying to use a batch job in which I am backing up certain files and docs to my CD RW. I found a script to use but I am not sure of the correct syntax so it will back it up there. My D: drive is the destination drive. The following is the script I am using:



@echo off
:: variables
set drive=D:\Backup
set backupcmd=xcopy /s /c /d /e /h /i /r /y

echo ### Backing up My Documents...
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\My Documents" "%drive%\My Documents"

echo ### Backing up Favorites...
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\Favorites" "%drive%\Favorites"

echo ### Backing up email and address book (Outlook Express)...
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Address Book" "%drive%\Address Book"
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities" "%drive%\Outlook Express"

echo ### Backing up email and contacts (MS Outlook)...
%backupcmd% "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook" "%drive%\Outlook"

echo ### Backing up the Registry...
if not exist "%drive%\Registry" mkdir "%drive%\Registry"
if exist "%drive%\Registry\regbackup.reg" del "%drive%\Registry\regbackup.reg"
regedit /e "%drive%\Registry\regbackup.reg"

:: use below syntax to backup other directories...
:: %backupcmd% "...source directory..." "%drive%\...destination dir..."

echo Backup Complete!
@pause

Can someone please help me out in achieving what I am trying to do. I would greatly appreciate any positive help.

thanks
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Neil Jones

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This isn't going to work, you can't just dump a bunch of files and folders to Drive D and expect them to appear on CD. They will not be written, you would need to use the CD Writing Wizard to actually put them on the CD, otherwise they'll just sit in a holding area.
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What he said. While DOS is super-cool, it would be REALLY hard for that to happen with a batch file.
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I have NERO. Is there a way to use that and a batch job to do a backup? If so, how please?
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I have NERO. Is there a way to use that and a batch job to do a backup? If so, how please?
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http://www.autohotke...m/topic964.html

Google is your friend.
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http://club.cdfreaks...mpt-nero-68276/

i don't have nero so i can't test syntax for you but if you call the nero executable from a batch it will give you command line burn abilities.....

if you can find nerocmd.exe in the nero folder you could open a command prompt and type "<path to file>\nerocmd.exe /?" and it will probably give you the commands that it uses

then you'd probably construct your batch to copy your files to a destination folder, then execute nero to burn that folder to CD
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