Re: Saving / BACKING UP your files
Williams, G (af8c)
I have added additional information. Use it in Windows (7
through 10) to make a COMMAND PROMPT or Windows clickable .BAT
file which will create copies of useful files in your WSJT-X data
path. These commands will create copies of your files with
additional datestamp and timestamp information appended to the
file copies but will not disturb your original files. Run the
set every so often when you want to make sure you have backups of
your active WSJT-X data files.
These commands are NOT compatible with LINUX, MAC, Raspberry PI,
Copy these to a text file (.TXT) of some name. With a text
editor like NOTEPAD, remove or remark out ("rem") lines you don't
want. Also remove "rem" on the "cd" command to enable the cd
command if you want to place the .BAT file outside the WSJT-X
data folder. The syntax of the commands is very specific so be
careful not to disturb the esoteric details!
( FYI Your %LOCALAPPDATA% path name is found by running the "set" command in a COMMAND PROMPT window. What you will view will be the contents of the system environment variables.)
When you are done editing the text file, rename it or copy it to some name with the .BAT extension instead of .TXT and place the .BAT file either in or out of the WSJT-X folder. You can also make a desktop shortcut for the .BAT file if you want just to run it from the windows desktop .
Finally, IMPORTANT, EXIT closed all WSJT-X applications BEFORE running the BAT file! Leave no WSJT-X processes running when you execute the set of commands!
HINT: you can use this method carefully to make backup copies of any of your data files, WSJT_X or not.
It goes without saying that if your WSJT-X data files are large,
you do not want to make too many backup copies on your system
drive. These commands will take some time to execute if you
computer is older and slower.
rem cd %LOCALAPPDATA%\WSJT-X
--73, Glenn, AF8C
On 9/24/2020 4:41 PM, Williams, G (af8c) via groups.io wrote:
You should be able to make date and/or time extensions when backing up log files to new names as backups. Follow the instructions in