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In Syncback Pro, I created a profile that is triggered anytime an USB drive is inserted.

How can I dynamically create destination folders,
whose name is the USB drive serial number?

This way I can get a different backup folder for any USB stick.

The variable in the image below does not work.

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I have unsuccessfully tried:

  • %SERIAL%
  • %SERIAL=%
  • %SERIAL=?%
  • %SERIAL=*%
  • Did you try using %DISKSERIAL% instead? – and31415 Jul 31 '14 at 13:26
  • %DISKSERIAL% does not work either! – Jess Stone Jul 31 '14 at 13:37
  • If you're using Windows Vista or later you might also try %DISKHWSERIAL%. – and31415 Jul 31 '14 at 13:40
  • %DISKSERIAL% and %DISKHWSERIAL% will show C: serial number (that is the drive where the destination folder will be created), not H: – Jess Stone Jul 31 '14 at 13:53
  • Apparently there aren't other serial-related variables (unless you define some yourself). As for %SERIAL=?%, the guide says: "For example, if your D drive has a serial number of BC46-F69E then %SERIAL=BC46-F69E%Program Files will be translated at runtime into D:\Program Files." The %SERIALALL=?% variable is also similar, except it also includes A:/B: drives. Both aren't useful in your case, though. – and31415 Jul 31 '14 at 13:55

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