Photo Horrors

For computer literate people:

There’s something about Asian parents that makes them think that taking pictures for any event is of paramount importance. Chances are, you have at least 20GB of pictures laying around on your computer. If your family has more than one computer (which they probably do), pictures and backups of pictures can get hard to manage.

You don’t want to wait for a harddrive failure to backup your all-important pictures.

If you’ve already setup a home network (complete with static internal IP’s) you can access remote drives using the hidden root drive directory (\\\C$ for the C:\ drive). But copying and pasting pictures takes wayy to long. Especially since there’s a much easier way to do it.

In short:

XCOPY "Location1" "Location2" /D /E /C /R /K /I /S /Y

Replace Location1 and Location2 with your initial location and your final destination. (This only sync’s one way.)

So, if you want to sync’s Photos to your own computer, use

XCOPY "\\\C$\directory\to\photos" "C:\photos\newphotos" /D /E /C /R /K /I /S /Y

Yeahh.. have fun with it.


2 CommentsAdd one

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 04:10:44 GMT

I like taking a lot of family photos. Good idea for the photo backup.

Wed, 18 Nov 2009 20:26:06 GMT

Windows HomeGroup may be another option for users that would opt out of using command prompt. Also, most people automatically upload to picture sharing websites like picasa or flickr and use it as their photo backup. Personally, i would use those websites to store. It’s much simpler.

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