[v6 General Discussion] Copying Database to another PC - 2

When we were using EW 2009 everyone involved in creating schedules, had a USB drive with 2 .bat files, and an 'EasyWorship' folder, thus:
EW2009CopyFromBalcony.bat:
copy "C:\Users\Public\Documents\Softouch\EasyWorship\Default\Databases\Data\*.*" EasyWorship

EW2009UpdateHomePC.bat:
copy EasyWorship\*.* "C:\Users\Public\Documents\Softouch\EasyWorship\Default\Databases\Data\"

This allowed the individuals involved to keep their home copies of the EW database up-to-date sufficiently, as well as making it easy for a new member of the team to implement an up-to-date copy of the database for a new install of the software.

I have struggled to update these scripts for EW6, without success - as a fallback process, I have manually copied the v6.1 folder across to the USB drive - rather than using a .bat file for wider use.

I thought this would work, but it doesn't; giving a 'file not found' error:
EW6CopyFromBalcony.bat
copy "C:\Users\Public\Documents\Softouch\EasyWorship\Default\v6.1\" EasyWorship

Please can you provide guidance of what the command should be.
Regards
Quinton
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Hi Quinton,

This is not something we can officially support since it's technically writing DOS commands to copy files, however, I do have a little experience with this, so I think I can point you in the right direction.
First, I recommend using the xcopy command instead of copy.
It seems to be more powerful than the plain copy function.
You might use %PUBLICDOCUMENTS% to shorten the path to make it easier to manage.
It would look like this xcopy "%publicdocuments%/softouch/easyworship/default/*.*" usb drive letter:´┐Żackup folder
Also check out the xcopy commands at the following url. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/lib ... 91035.aspx

I hope this helps.