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Windows 7: automated scheduled file copy? robocopy gui?

27 Mar 2014   #1
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
automated scheduled file copy? robocopy gui?

I am wanting to periodically copy files from one pc to another pc across the lan.
I was reading about robocopy, and wikipedia says there is a gui.

Anyone have a link to something I can use?


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27 Mar 2014   #2
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

file lite move?
FileMove Lite - SDW Software

What I want to do is move the files, not copy. So they will be gone from one PC an be on another.
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27 Mar 2014   #3
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That program looks like it has to be manually started, so it runs all the time.
Ideally something should just start and stop on it's own.
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27 Mar 2014   #4
SundRance

Windows 7 Pro 32bit / Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

2BrightSparks SyncBack can be set to run on a schedule. I love this software and use it for backups and to synchronize sets of folders from one machine to another.

SyncBack Free - freeware version of the ultimate data backup software

Best Wishes,
RȘnce
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27 Mar 2014   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I prefer FreeFileSync. It can be set to automatically copy files.
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27 Mar 2014   #6
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I prefer FreeFileSync. It can be set to automatically copy files.
How about move, so copy then delete?

I want to move humongous wtv WMC recorded TV files across the LAN to a huge drive, then delete them off the original location.
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27 Mar 2014   #7
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

looking again at robocopy, it can move files.
Robocopy

sevenforums member, post #10, gives an example of using robocopy

Need help creating a task scheduler task to move files over a network.

Quote:
C:\Windows\System32\Robocopy.exe "d:\data\SharedFiles\Dropbox" "\\otherserver\Backups\DropboxBackup" /s /e /r:0 /w:0 /MOT:5

In the string above, it checks for changes in the source directory every 5 minutes
So I should be able to use the /mov to delete files after the copy.
Although instead of /MOT, wonder if better to let task scheduler run robocopy once a day. Otherwise how to start robocopy? Task Scheduler starts it but with switch /MOT it will remain running all the time.

I also see file attributes of various types can be copied or not copied.
Wonder which attributes WMC needs?

What attributes are copied when you manually copy a file??
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27 Mar 2014   #8
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A guy on thegreenbutton says robocopy copies files in use by WMC.
He suggests to use move command. He said that did not give a problem with WMC partial files.
Who knows if he used the /mov flag with robocopy or not.
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