I'm on an android phone
I can try latter
Not to much latter. It would be easier if you knew of a software program that did as described in the question.
I'm sorry, I wanted to show you how to use the backup program, but per your request, I can certainly provide you a good backup program, then you can try it out whenever you can, then let me know, so I can help further if you need. First, a backup program cannot find your created files, but you can set which folders to back up. Do you know where you put your created files, such as in Documents, Pictures, etc.? Please let me know. Thank you.
Its different for each computer at work. Is there a program that just searches and copies .doc, .mov, .jpeg, excel, .PDF, etc.?
Hi, I'm Robert and I'll be helping you with your computer question. It really wouldn't make much sense to create one as most backup programs can be set to only backup the file types that you want
Usually what companies do in this situation is tell everyone to copy their own stuff into a particular folder. Then that folder gets backed up. Even if you did a search for that type of stuff you will Get zillions of jpg files that are part of one software program or another
Better to make everyone responsible for their own stuff. Send massive emails around. If it's not copied to a folder under documents they are going to lose it. Then send someone to check on or do it for anybody important enough to blame you if they screw up
That being said this program might help though to me I don't see a big improvement over using the windows search
Sometimes employees in sensitive positions are let go and we want to archive all user created files.
So it might be all .doc and excel file formats wherever they are stored. We want them all archived then wipe the drive. We're not worried about getting some useless files saved as large GB drives are cheaper than spending time searching around for files.
most archive programs will search whatever folders you tell them to including the entire drive and you can set it to filter only xls or doc files
if you want it neater before you archive
just use the windows search command sort by file type
then highlight cut and paste everything of the correct type into one folder
then archive the folder
there might be a program out there that will do it in one step instead of 2 or 3 but I don't think its going to save much time. It would probably be an older program and might not use the windows index and everything you save with the copy and paste will be lost in the time it takes to search.
what the major companies do is give everybody a folder on a data server and tell them to keep all of their documents on that. Then that server gets backed up every day and a copy kept for at least a week
Not only does it save a copy for people that don't bother to back up their own stuff and a copy for the company. But its other advantage is if a users computer dies you just plug another one in map it to their drive and they are up and running again.