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    Is there a way to create file backups that keep archive copies of older versions of certain file types or folders, say 10 deep? Something I could schedule every weeknight?

    Example:
    Northwind.mdb
    Northwind(01).mdb,
    Northwind(02).mdb ...Northwind(10).mdb.

    Sometimes a bug shows itself days after the actual crime and I need to go back and see what the code looked like before I broke it.

    Thanks
    SW

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    You could use a batch file to call BC each night with Windows Task Scheduler, and have it call BC with a Script.

    The script could then perform a backup of your current folder to another location. With file filters, you can limit it to specific file types or folders. I recommend performing the backup graphically first, since each script step is a representation of a graphical step you can take.

    Then you can test out script with test data, or already backed up data, while you learn to use it. Script is documented in the Help file under Using Beyond Compare -> Automating with Scripts
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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