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Windows 7: Backup directory using dos.

09 Nov 2013   #1
Jonjo

Windows 7
 
 
Backup directory using dos.

Hi, I have tried. Various methods to fix my laptop and its not happening. All the tools to fix it are more than i can afford so will be doing a clean install. My question is, can anyone tell me how to back up the users folder to a USB, i have checked computer hope and everything i find is to back up to another drive or file on the laptop. Im guessing it would be quite simple if you understand it but I never was good at dos. Thanks.
I forgot to mention that it was an os booting error and i have no os to work on, have to use cmd in the repair my computer section as os won't load up


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09 Nov 2013   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Jonjo, welcome to Seven Forums!




Have a look through the information in this tutorial at the link below for some additional ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.



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09 Nov 2013   #3
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Also RichCopy may be worth a look. It was the only tool I found that made copying my Windows.old folder over the network a sane experience.

Edit: it's a freebie written by an MS employee.
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09 Nov 2013   #4
Jonjo

Windows 7
 
 

That's great, thanks very much, I'll give them a try.
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09 Nov 2013   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You're welcome mate be sure to keep us informed.
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