Back-up ITunes Files

Don January 24, 2009 at 09:05:29
Specs: Windows Vista, 2.00 GHz, 4.0GB
I am new with batch files but I would like to write one that will copy my ITunes files from my hard drive to an external hard drive for safe keeping. Here is what I have already tried but it doesn't seem to work.

@echo off

xcopy C:\Users\Don and Lori\Music\ITunes\ITunes Music\ F:\Dons ITunes\ /s/e/y

I added the spaces in the command line by typing ALT255 to signify a space. Could anyone please tell me what I am missing?

Thank you!


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#1
January 24, 2009 at 11:27:51
xcopy "src" "dest"


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#2
January 24, 2009 at 12:24:38
Did I mention I was new at this? I don't know what to do with "scr" and "dest". I assume "scr" is the source of my file which is located in C:\users\...(etc.) and the destination is F:\Don but all the batch file does when I run it is flash quickly and disappear without copying anything.

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#3
January 24, 2009 at 12:53:02
If you want to troubleshoot it, run it from a prompt.


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#4
January 24, 2009 at 22:09:45
xcopy "C:\Users\Don and Lori\Music\ITunes\ITunes Music\*" "F:\Dons ITunes\" /s /e /y

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#5
January 25, 2009 at 09:44:43
Well I was making things harder than needed. Thank you for the clarification, my file works!

One more question to fine tune this process. Is it possible to only copy the new files added since the last time the .bat file was ran?


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#6
January 26, 2009 at 04:06:40
xcopy "C:\Users\Don and Lori\Music\ITunes\ITunes Music\*" "F:\Dons ITunes\" /E /D /Y

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