Robocopy: Deleting Folder Files

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  1. Posts : 16,597
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       #21

    "Seems Ten Forums dissolves what ever I have written if I go to another screen. Annoying,"
    I'm guessing but - instead of clicking on links while you are writing a post, right-click on them and select Open in new tab instead.

    I'm still amazed that you need to do anything with permissions on a flash drive.

    I don't know what "I figured out how to export data from Free, then figured out (again) how to make a file using it." means.

    I'm cooking my dinner now. I'll check back later or tomorrow.

    All the best,
    Denis
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  2. Posts : 331
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       #22

    TreeSize.4.11.2023


    TreeSize Free Export.1.pdf

    Do I have it now?
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  3. Posts : 16,597
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       #23

    Yes, it's fine.
    I'd have chosen to take and post a screenshot though.
    The pdf loses a lot of the clarity that a screenshot achieves.
    Your pdf - my example screenshot
    Robocopy: Deleting Folder Files-treesize-free-export.1.png - -


    My thoughts
    1 You have some big applications so checking for ones you don't use would be worthwhile - Settings, Apps.
    2 swsetup rings a bell. It is so small that it is hardly worth worrying about but if I checked my notes I think I'd find that its contents are HP update leftovers that can be deleted [after copying to your external drive].
    3 I agree that your own files within C:\Users should be the focus of your efforts. If you open up that folder within TreeSize you will probably see that almost all that space is used up by your main user account.

    Apart from thinking about those comments, we can remain focussed on:
    1 Making a system image on an external drive, and
    2 RoboCopying your own files onto an external drive.


    All the best,
    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 14 Apr 2023 at 03:18.
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  4. Posts : 331
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       #24

    Greetings Denis.

    I found this yesterday:
    Windows 10 how to move copy from hard drive to hard drive

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...e-c96e10dffdf5

    I tried one run and it seemed to work okay. Windows nicely set up folder for my content.
    I have yet to compare the C: files and D: files.
    What do you think of this approach?
    If it works I could use it to free up some drive space?

    I am uncertain how I might check the attributes on the D: file. The main one being the TimeStamps.

    Any thoughts?
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  5. Posts : 16,597
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       #25

    Michael,

    Any approach is good.
    What is important right now is to put a backup on each of two external disks.
    We can then discuss which approach is "best" when we know that your files have been backed up and are therefore protected from failures.
    "Best" cannot be allowed to take precedence over "done".

    Denis
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  6. Posts : 16,597
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       #26

    mikeincousa said:
    I think that method is better than doing nothing.

    mikeincousa said:
    I am uncertain how I might check the attributes on the D: file. The main one being the TimeStamps.
    That method will not preserve timestamps; it will change folders' & files' Date created to the moment of doing the copying.
    RoboCopy is the tool to use if you want to preserve existing folder & file timestamps.


    All the best,
    Denis
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  7. Posts : 331
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       #27

    Sorry for the delay Denis. Thanks for you comments. Thanks for your ongoing support.
    .........................................
    Sounds like you are saying that for a start I should clear all of my unused apps?


    Specifically: Uninstalling Apps, Default Apps, & Startup Apps
    as presented in "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHn18xKRzQ0"/

    If so, do you have any specific cautions for me? If not I will start picking them off.

    Oh-is there a way I can download the removed Apps to an external destination for later study or reference?

    I think that just having the title would be enough?


    ...........................

    I checked my 2 Flash Drives. It seems that the heat build up is inherent in the process. Just after we closed the last time I ran both individually and then the two together. I would think that there is any way of getting around the heat build? Your thoughts? Before this instant I should have thought to check the related data in Task Manager. I have some notes but cannot lay my hands on them right now. I will check that out.

    For the 3rd, the single drive int AC powered enclosure, I think I should see if there is any heat buildup there too. Any worries here?

    Thanks again for everything Denis

    Michael
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  8. Posts : 16,597
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       #28

    Michael,

    mikeincousa said:
    Sounds like you are saying that for a start I should clear all of my unused apps?
    I don't know what you are referring to. I don't think I have made any comments about your installed apps at all. I don't think your installed apps have anythgin at all to do with backign up your files to an external drive.

    mikeincousa said:
    It seems that the heat build up is inherent in the process
    I have no idea why you are talking about heat.


    I urge you to get your RoboCopying done. Once you have two backups you are safe from the risk of defective disks.


    Denis
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  9. Posts : 331
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       #29

    I don't think your installed apps have anything at all to do with backing up your files to an external drive.

    Guess I got ahead of myself. Same for the heat issue in flash drives.
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  10. Posts : 16,597
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4046
       #30

    Michaek,

    And have you done the backing up, the RoboCopying?

    Denis
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