- I want to use XCOPY to back up my docs & settings and program exe file folders to a flash drive, and repeat on an incremental / differential (I can never remember the difference) basis. Do I use the /M ("turns off the archive attribute") or the /A ("leaves the archive attribute unchanged") parameter?
- I am still using XP. Will DOS still work in more recent OS's?
- I tried to achieve the above by copying and pasting within Windows Explorer but the system baulked repeatedly at pasting NTUSER.dat and the attempt failed. To get round this I had to get into Safe Mode as Administrator, quite a hassle. I'd be interested to see if XCOPY hits the same problem.
- It is correct that non-DOS incremental / differential copying and pasting is not possible, other than by using a dedicated program for this (which according to my computer shop is not ideal for transferring files to a new, dual boot XP / W7 PC)?
Tks for answers to any or all of the above.