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How to backup a folder with Robocopy

HarddriveAs a simple way to keep my computer backed up I copy all that I care about onto external hard drives twice a day. I mostly do this in case my internal hard drives would die or something like that, so I haven’t cared too much about finding anything more fancy with incremental history and such. What I have is a simple batch file that I have set to run periodically using the Task Scheduler in Windows.

Note: If you want an easier solution which supports incremental backups to external drives, other computers and the cloud, you should check out CrashPlan. I personally pay for a CrashPlan+ Family Unlimited license and use it to back up all my computers. Very handy and has already prevented me from losing all my stuff once 🙂

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