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  • Hello SyncToy Forum users,

    Could you pls advise whether SyncToy tool can be integrated with Windows task scheduler, so that File/folder synchronization to be schedule enabled?

    If not, is there any alternative for file/folder synchronization schedule?

    Any advise will be much appreciated.

    Rgds, Nick

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 12:51 PM

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  • Hi

    Do you mean to sync files later after click to start syncing? If so, I think we could make windows task scheduler to schedule SyncToy.

     

    Thanks,

    Danish

    Thursday, September 2, 2010 3:42 AM
  • Yes. The idea is to schedule SyncToy in order to perform File/Folder sync after prime shift (night).

    Thanks in advance, Nick

    Thursday, September 2, 2010 9:32 AM
  • Under SyncToy Help you will see "Learn how to schedule SynchToy ..."

    Windows XP

    To schedule a task using the operating system:

    1. From the Start menu, select All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Scheduled Tasks.
    2. Select Add scheduled task to start the Scheduled Task Wizard. You will see a list of possible programs to run.
    3. Select Browse and locate the SyncToyCmd.exe.
    4. The wizard will next prompt you to enter how often you want to run the scheduled SyncToy (for example, daily, weekly, et cetera). Select a frequency.
    5. The next page asks when to start the task. Select a start time.
    6. The next page asks for the user name and password to run the program under. Enter your user name and password.
    7. The final page contains an option to open the properties dialog when the wizard ends. Select this checkbox.
    8. Modify the Run textbox to include the –R command line option. –R all by itself will run all folder pairs that are active for run all. If you want to run just a single folder pair, add –R “My Pair” to the end of the command line.

       

      <label id="note">Note:</label> If the folder pair name contains a space, surround it with quotation marks, as the example above shows. For another example, assume that SyncToy is in the folder named C:\Program Files\SyncToy 2.1 and that you want to run a folder pair named "My folder pair." Enter the command line as follows, including the quotation marks: "C:\Program Files\SyncToy 2.1\SyncToyCmd.exe" -R "My folder pair." Note that there are two sets of quotation marks in this case: one is around the path to the SyncToy program file and the other surrounds the folder pair name.
    Friday, September 3, 2010 5:21 PM
  • And for Vista/Windows 7 ...

    Windows Vista/ Win7

    To schedule a task using the operating system:

    1. From the Start menu, select All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Task Scheduler.
    2. Select Create Basic Task in the Actions pane on the right.
    3. Add a Name and Description and select Next.
    4. Choose when you want the task to start and select Next.
    5. Choose date/times (if applicable) to run task and select Next.
    6. Choose Start a Program option and select Next.
    7. Select Browse and locate the SyncToyCmd.exe.
    8. Type "-R" in the Add Arguments textbox. –R all by itself will run all folder pairs that are active for run all. If you want to run just a single folder pair, add –R “My Pair” to the end of the command line.

       

      <label id="note">Note:</label> If the folder pair name contains a space, surround it with quotation marks, as the example above shows. For another example, assume that SyncToy is in the folder named C:\Program Files\SyncToy 2.1\ and that you want to run a folder pair named "My folder pair." Enter the command line as follows, including the quotation marks: "C:\Program Files\SyncToy 2.1\SyncToyCmd.exe" -R "My folder pair." Note that there are two sets of quotation marks in this case: one is around the path to the SyncToy program file and the other surrounds the folder pair name.
    Friday, September 3, 2010 5:23 PM
  • And finally ... I found a couple of tutorials out there that were a lot easier to follow than the Microsoft version.

    -A tutorial with pictures: http://www.lagesse.org/using-microsoft-synctoy-2-with-freenas/ 

    -A clear list of actions: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/01/01/schedule-synctoy-to-run-and-automatically-and-repetitively/

    See this thread

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/synctoy/thread/ac8209f1-c996-4be2-8667-9a59814a7c5a

    Friday, September 3, 2010 5:28 PM
  • Many thanks for your detailed input and guidance.

    I will check this out and keep you posted in case of any clarification.

    Thanks and Regards, Nick

    Monday, September 6, 2010 6:26 AM
  • That's a good way, Thanks
    Friday, September 10, 2010 7:46 AM