Monday, September 18, 2006
Word as a Backup Tool
Another plus is that future backups only take place if a file has been modified so it saves time when you want to backup your files again. It's also oddly fun to use Word like this.
1. Download Word Backup [it's a self-extracting EXE file].
2. Once you extract the two files, you can open up ConfigWordBackup.cfg in a text editor like Notepad to customize the backup.
3. To choose a different backup folder, replace ";altpath=c:\backuptest\test1" with "altpath=choosepath" where choosepath is your choice.
4. To add more folders to backup, enter the directory paths under the [Folders] section. For instance, if you wanted to backup My Music, you'd type in "C:\My Music" if that's where the folder is located.
5. You can also choose not to backup the default folders. For example, if you don't want to backup your Desktop, remove the semicolon from ";NoDesktop".
6. Once you're done, save the config file and exit it. Double click on WordBackup.dot and your backup will begin.