Auto Backup to CD-RW

This tip was submitted to the SearchWin2000.com tip exchange by Jennifer Perez. Please let other users know how useful it is by rating it below.

If you have users who have problems with crashes or issues with backing up, and you need an easier backup solution, consider this. You can create and give them a formatted CD-RW that backs up on insertion.

On the CD-RW place an autorun.inf file that is similiar to the following -- of course change the file to match you batch file and icon name.


This works flawlessly if your users have DirectCD installed on their machines. The only thing they have to do is insert the CD.

Requires Free Membership to View

This was first published in October 2004

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

Disclaimer: Our Tips Exchange is a forum for you to share technical advice and expertise with your peers and to learn from other enterprise IT professionals. TechTarget provides the infrastructure to facilitate this sharing of information. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or validity of the material submitted. You agree that your use of the Ask The Expert services and your reliance on any questions, answers, information or other materials received through this Web site is at your own risk.