Creating the 'pc.ini' file for use with the /g(et) file-server function

The Professional version of Powercopy  possesses the ability to emulate a true file server! To implement this function follow these simple steps:

1. Open Windows Notepad (or a similar text editor).
2. Under the 'Files' drop-down shade select 'New', then 'Save As...'.
3. Select the down arrow key to the right of the 'Save as type:' text-box and select the 'All Files (*.*)' option.
4. In the 'File name:' text-box type 'pc.ini' and click on the 'Save' button.
5. Locate the cursor in the upper left-hand corner of the text-window and type '[ALIASTABLE]' followed by a carriage return. The Alias Table is now created and ready to accept alias names for files, folders, subdirectories and even complete hard drives.
6. Next choose alias names for any files or directories that are commonly transferred from the server PC to other PCs requiring service, backups or software updates.
7. Two examples are presented to demonstrate the file-server functionality. For both home and business, the folder 'My Documents' should be backed up often to the server PC (business) or to another computer (home). For the second example, the server PC contains a folder 'Software Updates' containing the latest software updates, driver patches, etc., for keeping all client computers fully optimized for the fastest and most efficient performance.

Note: Although alias names have few restrictions, it is wise to choose them according to the folder they represent and keep them as short as possible. Remember to always complete any new entry with a hard carriage return before saving the file. See below the alias names chosen for the two folders often accessed for file transfers.

Caution: The file or folder path names must exactly match the names as found under Windows Explorer. Failure to use the exact name(s) will prevent the file transfer from occurring!

To use the newly created file-server function alias names refer to 'The file server function'.

Note: The beauty of the Alias Table lies in the fact that neither the server or client PCs 'know' where the actual folder is when transfers are made using the /g parameter!
 


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