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        RetiredGeek
        AskWoody MVP

        Hey Y’all,

        Well, I couldn’t find my original post, which was on WSL, so I’m starting a new thread here.

        I’ve just completed a complete rewrite and update of my PowerShell program to control Macrium Reflect backups. This was designed for those of us who are responsible for friends and family PCs who are used by Non-Technical people. It’s a install once then all the user has to do is connect the backup drive and click on a shortcut. It even pops up a message when it’s time for the user to do the next backup. It’s all in the zip file including a 14 page user manual, for the technical person setting it up, so give it a read first!

        Please report back on your experience with the program and/or suggestions for improvement.

        StartReflectBackup
        HTH 😎

        May the Forces of good computing be with you!

        RG

        PowerShell & VBA Rule!
        Computer Specs

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      • #1963797 Reply
        RetiredGeek
        AskWoody MVP

        Here are some minor fixes to log messages.

        Start-ReflectBackup
        😎

        May the Forces of good computing be with you!

        RG

        PowerShell & VBA Rule!
        Computer Specs

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      • #2153506 Reply
        bmeacham
        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks. What prevents Reflect 7 from working with these scripts?

      • #2153913 Reply
        RetiredGeek
        AskWoody MVP

        V7  changed so it doesn’t automatically exit, at least in the free version.

        May the Forces of good computing be with you!

        RG

        PowerShell & VBA Rule!
        Computer Specs

      • #2170565 Reply
        WSRolandJS
        AskWoody Plus

        RetiredGeek, there is no DOS-box batch-file version of your very good MR script, correct?

        "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin, revisted

        • #2171081 Reply
          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          It’s written in PowerShell to can’t easily (not at all) be converted to batch.
          Do you have a problem running PS?

          cheers, Paul

        • #2171313 Reply
          RetiredGeek
          AskWoody MVP

          Roland,

          It MIGHT be possible but I surely ain’t going to take it on the PS was trial enough to get it to do what I wanted. 😎

          May the Forces of good computing be with you!

          RG

          PowerShell & VBA Rule!
          Computer Specs

      • #2171548 Reply
        WSRolandJS
        AskWoody Plus

        RetiredGeek, not to worry; I should have asked:  what PowerShell version does Windows 7 Professional have?

        "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin, revisted

      • #2210658 Reply
        RetiredGeek
        AskWoody MVP

        Hey Y’all,

        Latest version posted here! 😎

        May the Forces of good computing be with you!

        RG

        PowerShell & VBA Rule!
        Computer Specs

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