auto copy files from folder to usb drive

January 29, 2011 at 23:31:12
Specs: Windows XP
I drop lots of photos in a day into the My Documents/My Pictures folder. I archive at the end of each day to USB drives, to be stored offsite. What I would like is someway to automate the process. By example, a small app or script I can simply double-click and it will scan the My Pictures folder for the newest folders and images and copy them to the USB drive until the drive is full. It doesn't matter if I get redundancy from the previous days saved images, so long as the newest images and folders are always the first to get copied.

As an addend, if the program could be executed from the USB drive and the images copy automatically to that same drive, that would be a time saving feature as well. Allowing the setting of the size of the USB drive in a BAT file could help with stopping the copying when the limit is reached.

Well, that's my request. Thanks for reading.

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January 31, 2011 at 07:06:07
Q&D, since no one else picked this up:
xcopy /e /m /h /r /i /g /y "%userprofile%\My Documents\My Pictures" "My Pictures"

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