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9. Advanced Word Hacks > 81. Use Word as a Windows Backup Utility

Use Word as a Windows Backup Utility

This hack introduces a freeware, hackable Word template for building system backups.

Backups usually end up on tomorrow’s to-do list, but now you can create quick and easy backups with a freeware template, a great example of how you can hack Word into a serious system administration tool.

You can download the template used in this hack from http://www.mousetrax.com/Downloads.html#backup. The download includes two files:

  • WordBackup.dot

  • ConfigWordBackup.cfg

To test-drive the template, create a folder on your system called C:\Backup. Put both files in the new folder.

By default, the template creates a backup of each of the following system folders:


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