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Windows XP - Setting up auto key strokes

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by trevorallingham, Jul 5, 2004.

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  1. trevorallingham

    trevorallingham Thread Starter

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    I want to be able to "automatically" save my Quicken and My Documents files onto a Zip drive; that is with say one/two key actions that activate "remembered" key actions.

    Years ago I could easily set up these macros on my BBC Micro (are you old enough to know!).

    I want to make my backing up as simple as possible so I always do it!

    Also, are those USB memeory sticks a good way to back things up?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Yorkshire Guy

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    I do my backups via a Dos bat file, with XCOPY.
    I have an icon on my desktop that runs the mybackup.bat.

    The only issue is you have to use the short dos directory/file names

    The bat file equates to your 'remembered key strokes'.


    Get up a Command Prompt window and type 'help xcopy' without the 's.
    Read and digest.
    then type 'edit mybackup', again without the 's and substitute your own name for mybackup.
    enter the xcopy command with parameters appropriate.

    I've not got my version with me, if you want I caould post you a suitable xcopy.

    lol
    Hew
     
  3. trevorallingham

    trevorallingham Thread Starter

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