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Windows 7: Batch file to de-fragment, backup, then shutdown?

08 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
Batch file to de-fragment, backup, then shutdown?

Hey guys,

Is there a way I can create a batch file so de-fragment my hard drive, once that has finished, backup to an external hard drive, and then one that has finished shut down the PC?



My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64


The first two are easy enough, but I've had some trouble getting a SHUTDOWN to happen after a backup has run - it seems to execute the shutdown during the other commands.

For the defragmentation and backup, try this - lets assume you want to backup from E:\Work and E:\Music to Z:

defrag E: /U /V
robocopy E:\Work Z:\Backup\Work /E /MIR /R:3 /W:10
robocopy E:\Music Z:\Backup\Music /E /MIR /R:3 /W:10
To see more help with these commands, in a CMD window type:
defrag /?
robocopy /?
shutdown /?
And some light bedtime reading:
ROBOCOPY - Create Backup Script

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Maybe prepending the last robocopy command with start /wait would prevent that shutdown before the backup is finished.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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