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    RUN command line (For Windows Backup, fyi)

    Our computers are locked down big time. The only backup program I have is ntbackup.exe. It works OK, and I am saving to a network. I can live with that. Since I am only saving my data, it only takes about 3 minutes.

    Since ntbackup must be started from "run...", which I can drag to the desktop, I would like to modify the shortcut to start the program, and if possible add the proper parameters such as type and location into the command line. I used to remember how to do this trick, but it has been a long time since I played with these items.
    [I have been here for years; I had to get things restarted]

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    Apologies for doubting your intentions, but if your "computers are locked down", then surely someone else (e.g. the IT department) is responsible for backup? If you use a server, it's quite common for IT to back up only files from the server, and employees are given Awful Warnings not to create files on their PCs (which aren't backed up). It's usually not worth bucking the system, especially to use the dubious delights of native NTBackup. Over in the UK we (or at least I !) have a saying, that you may be straying into P45 territory... (I believe that the US has a more prolix term, pink slip)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnD1 View Post
    Our computers are locked down big time. The only backup program I have is ntbackup.exe. It works OK, and I am saving to a network. I can live with that. Since I am only saving my data, it only takes about 3 minutes.

    Since ntbackup must be started from "run...", which I can drag to the desktop, I would like to modify the shortcut to start the program, and if possible add the proper parameters such as type and location into the command line. I used to remember how to do this trick, but it has been a long time since I played with these items.
    Let it never be said that a large bureaucracy really makes sense! I work for one of the world's largest;
    --To prevent problems from outside sources, the computer is locked down (I had to have a tech install a couple of things in the handicapped assistance area; that part of windows is not shown on my computer.
    --I have to regularly (annually) take a program on computer security

    They do say keep it on the network, but they insist on saying that it should be stored and worked from the network directly. Yet they do not force backups, and they freely allow storage locally.

    So, NTBACKUP it is; or maybe PKZIP.
    [I have been here for years; I had to get things restarted]

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