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Windows 7: is it possible for windows seven to automatically replace files?

27 Mar 2015   #1

windows 7 pro 64bit
is it possible for windows seven to automatically replace files?

usually whenever im done with school, I like to backup my files and folders on a second hard drive. sometimes it could take hours to transfer. I tend to be away from the computer while it's transferring, and one thing that I see when I come back, is in the picture below. is it possible to auto replace files and folders?

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27 Mar 2015   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64


I`m sure there`s some software out there.

Robocopy or something, just google it.

If you don`t start naming your files individually, you`re gonna loose a lot of data.

It`s not in your picture, but there is a checkbox at the bottom, once you make a decision it will keep doing what you tell it to.

Replace the file, don`t replace etc.
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27 Mar 2015   #3

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

My own solution to this kind of thing. I use version control, SVN in my case. I just check in a revision when I'm done with whatever, it will just "backup" the files that have changed and keep a full history, don't have to waste time transferring everything. Then as a matter of cause, I backup the SVN repository to one of the many cloud storage solutions.
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28 Mar 2015   #4

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeorgeFPrice View Post
Sometimes it could take hours to transfer.
ROBOCOPY - Create a Backup Script

Robocopy is very quick. It compares files' timestamps to determine the files that need copying, and it ignores files that do not need copying.
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28 Mar 2015   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit


Fastcopy has worked well for us.
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