How can I backup just the files I am going to overwrite in a folder?

  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1

    (SOLVED) How can I backup files I am going to overwrite in a folder?

    I just downloaded a sound replacement pack for a game (Terraria), containing 200~ replacements for the 400~ available sound effects. I want to backup just the files to be replaced and I realized I don't know how.

    I could theoretically backup them one by one, checking their filenames, but I wanna believe there has to be a better way.

    I'm open to any type of solution as long as it works and is an improvement over the tedious way previously mentioned.
    Last edited by MetalTxus; 2 Weeks Ago at 10:41. Reason: Mark as solved
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       2 Weeks Ago #2

    Hi MetalTxus

    A variation on the one by one.

    Click on the first file in File Explorer, then hold CRTL key down and click on the remaining files, then right click in one of the blue highlighted files names, click copy and then paste where you have to go.

    Myself I would backup all. Easier and if something goes wrong you have a complete replacement.

    If this was going to be a regular thing with the same file names you could build a script.

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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #3

    Sorry, I didn't explain myself properly. That's why I meant by one by one; having both folders open at once, checking names on one and selecting them with multiple selection on the other to finally back them all at once (so the one by one part was limited to the selection).

    In any case, I found out this software can do exactly what I need: WinMerge.
    I can open both folders, select the files present on both and copy them from the source folder to a backup location.
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       2 Weeks Ago #4

    Glad you got it sorted.
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