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This is a script I have used on several of my relatives computers for backing up their data. Windows backup won’t do for them because they feel the need to see the actual files on the external drive… Anyway, heres my script: robocopy c:users<username> <destination> /MIR /XD templates start-menu “local settings” appdata “internal video” cookies “my music” “my pictures” “my documents” printers programdata recent sendto andrmask /XF ntuser.dat ntuser.dat.log1 ntuser.dat.log2 /R:5 /LOG:<log destination> I guess a little explanation is required. The first part, robocopy c:users<username> <destination> tells robocopy what to copy where. /MIR indicates that robocopy should mirror the source to the destination. This means that if you delete a file in the source, it is also deleted at destination. Use with caution as Microsoft would say /XD tells robocopy what folders to skip. This is because robocopy won’t get access to those folders. They don’t contain useful data anyway.…

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Libraries can be a nice feature to use if you have your pictures, music, movies and whatnot spread across several different locations, be that discs, servers or folders. It’s really simple to setup too! Open up explorer and look to your left, there you will see the default Libraries Windows has set up. ¬†You can use the default Libraries as a starting point, or you can create a new one by right-clicking Libraries New–>Library Either way you still have to include some extra folders to fully enjoy the functionality of Libraries. Right-click the Library you want to change and hit Properties. If it is a newly created Library, it will look something like this: Click on Include a folder and choose the folders containing whatever stuff you want to show up in your Library, and hit OK. After you have included some folders your Library will look something like this:…

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