1.    07 Jul 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 13
    Windows 10 GA

    Backup single file in folder


    Hi

    Is there any simple way, not involving 3rd party software to get File History to backup a single file in a folder?

    I'm trying to backup the Google Chrome bookmarks file, the file itself is about 1k but it's in a folder with 1Gb of files and I don't need to backup any of the others.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2.    07 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 870
    Windows 10 Home

    Not worth install extra software to do this. Just copy the file to a flash drive and manually update every month by export in the bookmarks in Chrome to a importable file.
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  3.    07 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,957
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Provided the destination is accessible (e.g. not an unplugged USB drive), you could write a small script file and create a schedule task to execute the script if you wish to automate it.
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  4.    08 Jul 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 2,079
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    I save my Google bookmarks file on Onedrive every month so I can share it across all my PCs. I know you can synch bookmarks in Google but I prefer to control my own backups.
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  5.    08 Jul 2017 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 85
    windows 10 Home ver 1703

    I have a batch file that I run that backs up all my data including the Chrome bookmarks.
    This could suit the OP. Simply double click and it will copy all files to a USB drive.
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  6.    13 Jul 2017 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 13
    Windows 10 GA
    Thread Starter

    Thanks guys. I'm guessing from the replies that it confirms what I thought originally that there is no way to do this using File History directly.
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