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    Backing up only recently modified files

    I have my laptop at home, and have just been given a new pc at work. At the end of every week, I want to back up the files I've changed in some way. But I don't want to back up _all_ my files. Is there some way of telling Windows to find all files which have been opened or changed in the past week (or other time period) and listing them, so I can then just select those files and back them up?

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    Re: Backing up only recently modified files

    Dedicated backup programs have options to do precisely that. You might have a look in the Software Finds and Wants forum, Im sure there are threads about backup programs there.

    For a very simplistic backup: Start/Search has options to find only files modified during the last ... days. The exact way to get there depends on your Windows version.

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    Re: Backing up only recently modified files

    Check out Backup MyPC. I don't use it personally but I've read several favorable reviews and comments about it.

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    Re: Backing up only recently modified files

    There's more to this than meets the "eye." I'm sure you know that there's hundreds (maybe thousands?) of files that change constantly as you use the PC, not just "user data" like email, bookmarks, word processing, financial, etc. files. If you're wanting to backup ONLY the user data kind of files, it's gonna take a process of "making a list" and then using a program like Joe suggested to create a backup script from your list. Creating that list sometimes takes a lot of searching through the hard drive to make note of where certain files reside. Lots of people back up My Documents only to realize later that that's just the tip of the iceberg. You might also want to take a look at the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> program called Replicator from Karen Kenworthy.

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    Re: Backing up only recently modified files

    If you are using Win2k or XP you can do this with xcopy. Just get to a cmd prompt and type "xcopy /?" to see all the options.

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    Re: Backing up only recently modified files

    r u familiar with VBA? If so try the attached code, i use it to syncronize a Local folder with the same named folder on the LAN. Any comments on how to make the code better would be appreiciated.

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