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Windows 7: folder backup


12 Oct 2010   #1
theski232

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
folder backup

I was wondering how to create a backup of a folder on a flash drive, but also use the backup data on other computers. I did some research online and all of the sites I visited just created a shortcut on the flashdrive which is of no use on another computer.


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12 Oct 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Theski,

You could just manually copy and paste the folder into the flash drive as a backup for this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 Oct 2010   #3
theski232

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Theski,

You could just manually copy and paste the folder into the flash drive as a backup for this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
i tried this but it pastes a shortcut of the folder not a copy of it
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12 Oct 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Are you sure that you copied the folder and not a shortcut of the folder to the USB drive?
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12 Oct 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Install this ( Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder ), then right click on the folder and "Copy to folder" - folder being the USB stick.
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12 Oct 2010   #6
theski232

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I dont know what the problem was with me copying and pasting before but for some unknown reason it is no longer pasting a shortcut but a copy of the file, and i didnt change anything or change what i was doing from before
thanks for all the help anyway
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12 Oct 2010   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm just happy that you got it sorted.
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14 Oct 2010   #8
theski232

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

this is somewhat unrelated, but i was wondering if it was possible to save one document to two locations at the same time?
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14 Oct 2010   #9
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Not that I'm aware of. When I desire to do such, I do a "Save" then a "Save As" directing the file to the location where I would like the second copy to be placed (usually a USB stick).

Also, check out SyncToy as a way to keep the folders on your computer and your USB stick synchronized.
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