This page covers the syntax of the XXCLONE command arguments.
If you are not familiar with the concept of controlling a program
through the command line, we suggest you skip this page.
The command line arguments provide mechanisms to preset certain
settings to reflect your preferences when the program is launched,
or, even fully automate XXCLONE's operations.
XXCLONE can be invoked with command line arguments with the following
XXCLONE source target [ switches ... ]
where source Source volume (e.g., C:)
target Target volume (e.g., D:)
E.g., XXCLONE C: D:
Note: In both the source and the target specifiers,
you may append an optional label to the drive-
letter immediately following the colon which will
assert the correct match of the volume label.
E.g., XXCLONE C:mywinxp D:mybackup
In this example, if the source (C:) volume's label
and the target (D:) volume's label are not mywinxp
and mybackup respectively, then, XXCLONE will issue
a warning dialog. The label is case-insensitive.
A label with a embedded space needs to be surrounded
by a pair of double-quotes(e.g., D:"My Backup").
When the /start switch is present and the label does
not match, the program will terminate immediately.
You may add one or more of command switches as needed.
-- The following switches correspond the selections in Operation Mode --
/backup1 Backup Option #1 (Full Backup)
/backup2 Backup Option #2 (Incremental Backup)
/backup3 Backup Option #3 (Windows key directories Only)
/backup0 Registry Transfer (Without Backup)
Note: If none of the above is specified, /backup2 will
be chosen by default.
-- The following switches are for Advanced Settings functions --
/wp Configures the Target with the alternatative wallpaper.
/hyper Uses HyperSync algorithm in incremental backup.
/walkout Shuts down the computer after completion.
/log[:val] Creates a log file (D:\XXCLONE.LOG)
val specifies the types of entries in the log.
val Error Skip Delete Copy
0 no no no no
1 yes no no yes
2 yes no yes no
3 yes no yes yes
4 yes yes no no
5 yes yes no yes
6 yes yes yes no
7 yes yes yes yes
8 yes no no no
/log will be interpreted as /log:8.
/debug Creates a debug file (C:\XXCLONE.DBG)
/ni:val Inserts idle cycles (CPU throttle).
0: full speed .. 10: slowest
-- The following switches are useful in a batch file --
/start Starts automatically without pause.
/sys0 Suppresses the warning message that will
appear when cloning a non-system volume.
/hide0 Displays in normal mode (default)
/hide1 Displays in minimized mode.
/hide2 Hides XXCLONE's window
-- Special functions (no volume clone operations) --
/help Displays a summary of command switches.
/uninst Uninstalls XXCLONE from the current system.
/diag Creates diagnostic file (C:\XXCLONE.DAT).
Note: when this switch is specified,
no clone operations will take place.
Command line Example:
xxclone.exe c: d: /backup2 /wp /hyper /start
You may create a shortcut on your Desktop with a command
line similar to the example above. You may click the icon
which automatically starts the action without another click.
Moreover, you may drag-and-drop the icon into the StartUp
directory, or into the Scheduled-Tasks (inside Control Panel)
for further automation.
The following switches are supported only with XXCLONE-Pro
(not with the Freeware version).
/backup2, /backup3, /backup0, /start, /hyper