How can I set up a backup so it automatically saves my file's names and some selected folders ?

Jan 12, 2019
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I want to set up a backup software to back up some of my unimportant data, such as movies, games, songs. I just want to save their names so if I lose the data on the HDD I can look up the name and download them again.
Then there is important data, there isn't much, about 20-30 GB max from my 2(2 TB HDD),
most of it consists of word documents, notepad files, software setups, and similar stuff.
So i want to save these things incrementally if possible, otherwise a time to time full back up of the said things will also work.
 

hang-the-9

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If you just want to see the names of the files, you can do a Dir command and pipe it do a txt file "dir C:\FolderName > C:\list.tx" Probably with the /b switch to get rid of extra info https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/dir

There are also several free utilities to list folder contents.

For the rest, there is a backup utility in Windows, EaseUS Todo Backup is good also.

Seems a bit silly to not actually backup files and just the names.
 

hang-the-9

Titan
Moderator
If you just want to see the names of the files, you can do a Dir command and pipe it do a txt file "dir C:\FolderName > C:\list.tx" Probably with the /b switch to get rid of extra info https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/dir

There are also several free utilities to list folder contents.

For the rest, there is a backup utility in Windows, EaseUS Todo Backup is good also.

Seems a bit silly to not actually backup files and just the names.
 

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