How to copy only new files

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  1. pparks1's Avatar
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       #11

    Ztruker said:
    Careful with /MIR, it can delete files in the target that are not in the source. Better to stick with /DCOPY:T
    Yes, /MIR can delete files in the backup. Personally, that's what I want. Not everybody may want that, but I do cleanup stuff from time to time and organize pictures and such. I run a 7 day backup rotation on my server, so I have 7 days to discover that something bad happened. From there, I backup to a few different external drives about once a month.
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
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       #12

    Agree if you really want to mirror.
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  3. Ghot's Avatar
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       #13

    Might as well add this one to the list.

    Karen's Replicator the Backup Utility for Windows v3.7.6 Released May 25, 2020 | Karen's Power Tools

    On my last build, I used to use this to copy only new or changed files from 3 partitions on Disk 1, to 3 identical partitions on Disk 2. Once you set up the job(s), it's just a single click to run them all.


    Scans clean locally and at Virustotal.
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  4. Ztruker's Avatar
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    She writes good stuff and has been doing it for a long time. Good find.
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  5. flhthemi's Avatar
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    Umm...why not use Explorer...open the folder then sort it by Date Created or Date Modified. Then CTRL+Click on file names to tag each file then right click and copy/paste??

    And it's FREE
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  6. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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       #16

    Why not use SyncBackFree? It is also free.
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  7. Ztruker's Avatar
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    flhthemi said:
    Umm...why not use Explorer...open the folder then sort it by Date Created or Date Modified. Then CTRL+Click on file names to tag each file then right click and copy/paste??

    And it's FREE
    Doesn't maintain date/time of original file/folder.
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  8. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Matthew Wai said:
    Why not use SyncBackFree? It is also free.
    Why not use <insert your favorite here>? There are many choices, it all comes down to preference and what you are familiar with.
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  9. VBF's Avatar
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       #19

    Ztruker said:
    Why not use <insert your favorite here>? There are many choices, it all comes down to preference and what you are familiar with.
    Just found this thread - someone mentioned FreeFileSync - I agree with that choice although I might give Robocopy a blast
    FFS is here FreeFileSync: Open Source File Synchronization & Backup Software
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  10. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    Robocopy cannot display Chinese filenames on my English Windows 10, while SyncBackFree can.
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