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I have downloaded a folder to the usb drive and now i have added more files ( pictures ) to the folder. how do i now download the new files o the usb drive without adding the pictures that are already downloaded? HELP thanks

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  • hdarcangelo Nov 02, 2008

    i have no idea what you said but i'll keep trying. i appreciate your time and effort. thanks so much.

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Open a command window at the source folder
try a DOS command like this,
long line may wrap
replace the [usb*] with the spec for your system,, filespec can be anything, *.jpg *.raw that your camera requires

for %f in (*.*) do if not exist [usbdrive]:\[usbfolder]\%f copy %f [usbdrive]:\[usbfolder]

or you can make a batch file to do the same thing as this is likely to be a repeated task

@echo off
cls
echo Copying New Files
for %%f in (*.*) do if not exist [usbdrive]:\[usbfolder]\%%f copy %%f [usbdrive]:\[usbfolder]
echo New files Copied

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

  • AlmostBob
    AlmostBob Nov 02, 2008

    better batch file takes source & destination as arguments for multiple uses



    @echo off
    cls
    If not exist %1 goto error

    if not exist %2 goto error

    echo Copying New Files from %1 to %2
    cd %1

    for %%f in (*.*) do if not exist %1\%%f copy %%f %2

    echo New files Copied
    goto done

    :error

    echo Copy batch file requires two parameters

    echo %0 [source] [destination]

    :done





    I had nothing else to do

  • AlmostBob
    AlmostBob Nov 02, 2008

    Thought everyone has played with command prompts at some stage

    the command prompt is available from the right click menu in windows at most folders

    its a black boring window like the screen on a 1980s pc

    and you can use it as one

    if your USB pictures are in G:\PICTURES



    for %f in (*.*) do if not exist g:\pictures\%f copy %f g:\pictures



    will look at each file in the folder you start in one at a time, compare it with the folder you are aiming for, and only copy the file if it does not already exist.

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