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Windows 7: Lazy man's question about file copying

19 Feb 2016   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by br4 View Post
In SyncBack you'll be creating one or more profiles, depending how you want to do the copying, and how the files are stored on the drives (folder-wise).

Since you have files on three drives, I'd recommend creating three profiles, one for each drive. Within each profile you can set up a filter to copy only .docx files.

You can create one profile for each separate sourcing folder, or have it a a higher level. The higher the level, the more files SB has to go through, but that might not be an issue.

Be sure to create a new folder for the resulting copied files. SB does not delete any of the copied files, so nothing to worry about there.

I recommend you message me with any questions and I'll be happy to help.
It helps everyone if questions are answered on the public forum.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2016   #12


It depends! Windows often has duplicates in different directories as do other programs and apps. So there's no blanket rule for deleting duplicate files even some text and doc files have the same name (and size) and may not be duplicates. I use a program called dupe trasher but I use filters for files txt doc xlx etc and get it to match on name size and date so that I know that its almost a 100% duplicate but it's still tedious to check each one before deleting.
Good luck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2016   #13


Thanks everyone for your inputs. I think I have enough info now to start a doc cleanup, so I'll mark the thread 'solved'.

Cheers, all
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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