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Right now i have several batch file backups running of just raw user data. basically running:

xcopy {current location} {target locatiion} /d /c /e /h /r /q /y

i see that autoIT has a DirCopy command, but im wondering if it has an option like xcopy to skip that file and continue on if it has a problem (/c)

the batch files work nicely, but im trying to get rid of old files from the backup location. Ran into this problem several times ex: "i deleted that file. its not supposed to exist for legal reasons". kind of not what im looking for.

So basically im wondering if we can get some kind of loop going to copy over every file while ignoring errors and overwrite without prompting, then go through and delete files that are not age appropriate. i understand comparing to _NowCalcDate, but the problem is with entering subfolders and scanning them as well.

not looking for the script to be written for me as there are other things (error reports and the like) but just somewhere to start

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See DirCopy in the Help file >>

[optional] this flag determines whether to overwrite file if they already exist:

0 = (default) do not overwrite existing files

1 = overwrite existing files

Or/And search XCOPY on the forum as there are examples of how to use XCOPY directly in AutoIt (Hint: Run() command) Edited by guinness

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There is a great app out there called YCOPY - it skips and documents the scipped files.

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