Copy files to a new folder (each time) in Windows using a Robocopy alternative replacement tool

This post will tell you how to copy the same files into different folders, automatically, each time in Windows PC.

Why create new folders each time?

  • Whether it’s your critical work documents or a collection of your personal photos, you never know when there might occur a physical failure of your PC or when you may commit an accidental error.
  • Not to forget that there is always a risk of theft or unforeseen disasters like fire, flood etc. To add to the misery, computer viruses often delete or corrupt your data.
  • It is therefore a good idea to take multiple backups, so that the data can be recovered if any of the above situations occur.
  • Also, multiple versions of file backups are important because users can continually update files and might need to restore a file from different points in time.
  • This is not possible with the Windows Robocopy tool .

    You could use an alternative software, Copywhiz instead which is really easy and straightforward.

    What is Copywhiz?

    Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & more control over the file-copying process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

  • Copy only new or modified files
  • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
  • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
  • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
  • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
  • Schedule file backups
  • Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.
  • An image depicting one of the features of Copywhiz

    Steps to copy files in new folder each time

    Watch a short video regarding this feature:

    Video Transcription

    1. Select the files to be copied from the Source folder and right-click on it and choose Copywhiz–>Copy as shown below:

    2. Right-click inside the destination folder where you wish to copy the files and select Copywhiz–>Paste Advanced:
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    3. Copywhiz window will open with the destination folder already selected. You can suffix the destination folder with %date% or %datetime% to add current date to the folder name.

    4. Once the variables are added, click on ‘Paste Now’ and it will automatically create a new folder based on the current date.

    5. You can save the selected files as a Copywhiz project and schedule a backup of the same set of files by clicking on ‘Paste later (Schedule)’ button.

    Once clicked, the following Window will appear that will let you to set your preferred backup frequency.

    After setting your preferred frequency click on ‘Schedule Now’ so that Copywhiz automatically run the projects at a specified time for taking backups.

    Conclusion

    Copywhiz is an alternative that lets you create a new destination folder (date-wise) for every file backup. This way you can ensure that multiple versions of your backups are maintained.

    It uses Windows Task Scheduler to schedule your backups. Configure Copywhiz to copy files at a particular time. Using Copywhiz’s scheduling capability you can backup your files every week, every day or even every hour.

    For more tutorial videos, check out this page.

    Learn more about Copywhiz. Download the free trial from here.

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