# to get the code for taking the backup entire files and sub folders from one folder to another folder with same structure, Please help

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• Hi

I have a  source folder

c:\myapp\text1.txt

c:\myapp\text2.txt

c:\myapp\text3.txt

c:\myapp\training\>training.doc

Also I have the  another folder e:\BackupApp\>

I want to copy all the files from source folder to target folder only if there  is any changes  from the source folder and if there is new files in the source folder. I short, I want to copy to target folder  only  new files and changed files from the source folder. But if we are overwritting any existing file in target folder , the previous files  should be moved to another folder 'Archive23022020' in e:\Backup.  to keep history  of the changed content of the files. So when we move the old file should be named as  <filename>_1, <filename_2> on the current date Archive folder. If there is no Archive+Currentdate folder , should be created  automatically before taking the backup. Please can you give the code  in powershell to take the backup

polachan

Sunday, February 23, 2020 10:26 PM

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• ...Please can you give the code in powershell to take the backup

No. We do not deliver ready to use code on request. Either you use a backup software - there are even free ones - or you will have to code something by yourself.

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Monday, February 24, 2020 7:12 AM
• I have no experience in PowerShell programing . Just I am looking for some sample code here. It would be very appreciate if any good expertise  can provide some sample code for the backup. I assume I asked the question the proper way.

Many Thanks

polachan

Monday, February 24, 2020 10:13 AM
• So you may start with learning the very basics of Powershell first. There are several good books. Some of them are even free. There are some online tutorials or video courses ... for example: Getting Started with PowerShell 3.0. That's free as well. It just takes you a little time.

Good luck.

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Monday, February 24, 2020 10:40 AM