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From the old archives to the new archives...

Nakatomi2010Nakatomi2010 Registered User regular
edited December 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
Over the years (Since 2000) I've been archiving stuff on CDs/DVDs, and now that I've gotten myself 1.5TB of storage space I've decided to begin storing these things on the hard drives, however this involves going through hundreds of CDs/DVDs placing each one into a single drive and copying each disc. This makes each disc take about 10 to 15 minutes to copy and will thus cause the project to take up to several days to do. Several days I don't want to be doing this for....

Is it possible to create a script which would read the title of the disc, or the name of the file, and create a directory on a drive with that name, and automatically copy the disc to that location? And if so, what commands would I generally need to be able to do it? I could get the basics down, for instance the CD drive would be a static letter, and the location would be a static location, but the files and such...

I WOULD be willing to settle for a simple script that would do "Insert Disc", "copy *.* %location%", "Done, insert next disc", so on and so forth, but I don't know how to create a repetative script like that....

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    saint2esaint2e Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    You shouldn't have any issues doing this as a regular Windows batch file, or Unix shell script.

    Just setup a "GOTO" loop to keep on doing the same things over and over again, and use the "pause" command to pause the program while you swap out the discs. is a good resource for the basics and they have some example scripts up there as well.

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