Need an easy way to back up your files, but don’t feel like monkeying with expensive or complicated software? Using the xcopy command and a simple text file, you can accomplish this rather easily. Here’s what I do.
First, make sure that file extensions are not hidden by going to My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > View. Uncheck Hide Extensions for Known File Types and click OK (if it’s already unchecked, don’t worry about it).