I am just wondering if anyone here could help me automate a backup scheme which I go through manually now. My PC is a Vista.
I have a whole directory to backup every week. In order for this folder to be copied properly, I have to make sure that the application that uses the directory is closed. Preferably, a pop-up window should prompt the PC user to close the application and, when OK is clicked in the window, the following command initiates.
xcopy C:\Users\akisame\AppData\Roaming\akiApplication C:\akiBackup /s /i
Is it possible to write up a single batch file to do all this? I am at a loss how to make a pop-up window and use an OK click as a trigger for another command in the language that command prompt understands (sorry for being inprecise but I don't know the name). I am using this cmd language because it is the only language I know that can access the Windows file system.
If there is a niftier language or an application that can do the same thing, I am more than eager to ditch cmd!
Thank you in advance from a programophobe...