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Does SyncToy sync automatically RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have another piece of software that syncs an external hard drive constantly without having to trigger a sync. Can SyncToy be set to do that--other than scheduled syncs through Task Scheduler?
    Saturday, June 6, 2009 8:46 PM

Answers

  • Hi -

    Sorry SyncToy will have to started for it to Sync which means scheduled synced through Task Schedular is the only way currently to do "automated" sync's.

    Thanks
    Deepa
    Deepa ( Microsoft Sync Framework)
    Monday, June 8, 2009 5:59 PM

All replies

  • Hi -

    Sorry SyncToy will have to started for it to Sync which means scheduled synced through Task Schedular is the only way currently to do "automated" sync's.

    Thanks
    Deepa
    Deepa ( Microsoft Sync Framework)
    Monday, June 8, 2009 5:59 PM
  • Deepa

    To me it looks like Task Scheduler can only launch SyncToy.  Could it launch SyncToy and then automatically run the sync, too?

    Thanks!
    Tuesday, June 9, 2009 3:17 PM
  • Yes - SyncToy.exe has a command line version called SyncToyCmd.exe. Look at the options on that on how to run a single or all folder pairs.

    Thanks
    Deepa
    Deepa ( Microsoft Sync Framework)
    Tuesday, June 9, 2009 10:21 PM
  • "CompTutor" - What do you use for automatic sync without triggering a sync?  Interested to hear what everyone else is using to address this need.

    Thanks,
    Jason
    Sunday, August 30, 2009 5:26 AM
  • It's possible to use the Win32 api, the FindFirstChangeNotification or ReadDirectoryChangesW functions for example, to obtain information awhen ever files are changed or added to a directory folder. This information can then be used to trigger synchronization so it would happen automatically.

    -Martin

    Friday, September 4, 2009 8:10 PM