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How to Backup Files and Folder Using Command Prompt

by Ryan Smith Online Blogger

Windows comes with a number of backup apps built into it. For instance, you can use File History to back up certain files and folders. Moreover, you can also use the Command Prompt for backing up files and folders. Let’s check the process out.

Source: http://aunotronnorton.com/how-to-backup-files-and-folder-using-command-prompt/

Steps to Backup Files and Folder Using Command Prompt and Notepad

•    Switch on the computer.

•    Click on the F8 keys given on the system keyboard.

•    Choose the Repair Your Computer option.

•    This option is given below the Advanced Boot Options.

•    In case you are not able to get the Repair Your Computer option below the Advanced Boot Options, then start using the installation file.

•    In case you use the CD or USB drive, then click on any button on the system keyboard.

•    You will get the “Windows is loading files” text on the screen.

•    Choose the language and keyboard type.

•    After that, press on the Next option.

•    Now, you will get the Install now option.

•    You do not press on the Install now option.

•    It will open the installation display.

•    It will open the installation window.

•    Press on the Repair your computer button.

•    It is given in the end left-hand side of the screen.

•    It will open the System Recovery Options menu.

•    Now, the System Recovery Options menu will find the Windows installations.

•    Choose the operating system, press on the Next option to get all the recovery tools which are available now.

•    Now, you will get the System Recovery Options which are available now.

•    Press on the Command Prompt option.

•    By going to the Command Prompt, enter Notepad,exe.

•    Click on the Enter option.

•    It will open the Notepad app.

•    After opening the app, press on the File option.

•    Click on the Save As button to open the Save As panel.

•    Find the files which you wish to backup.

•    Connect the external storage or USB.

•    You need to right-click on the files and folders which you wish to back up.

•    Choose the “send to” option.

Steps to Backup Files and Folder Using Command Prompt Commands

•    Open the Command Prompt.

•    To check the drive which is available now, enter ‘diskpart’ in the given box.

•    Click on the Enter option.

•    Enter the “list volumes” in the provided field.

•    Press on the Enter option to get all the drivers which are available now.

•    Place the USB drive.

•    Enter ‘list volumes” once again.

•    Click on the Enter option.

•    Enter exit in the search bar.

•    Click on the Enter option to close the diskpart mode.

•    Enter the drive letter, which includes the data you wish to backup.

•    Click on the Enter option.

•    Enter dir to get all the folders and files located in the C drive.

•    To open the folder, enter “cd foldername.”

•    Click on the Enter option.

•    To go to the old folder, enter “cd” in the provided box.

•    Press on the Enter option.

•    Enter xcopy DirectoryPathToCopy DriveLetterToCopyInto\ /E for copying the folder.

•    Now, you can start reinstalling the Windows operating system.

Ryan Smith is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.


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