# Most useful automated tasks? [closed]

I've just read the Most useful AutoHotKey scripts question and that got me thinking about automation and repetitive tasks.

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• Speeding up podcasts in iTunes
• Setting up robocopy on all my machines to move all downloaded items to my home server when it's available.
• Set up robocopy to keep SysInternals up to date locally (On my Win7 machine: robocopy /E /DCOPY:T /MT:2 \\live.sysinternals.com\tools C:\Path\To\SysinternalsSuite /XF Thumbs.db)
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I just found the iTunes speed x2 button (accidentally :) on my iPod last week! –  yhw42 Aug 16 '10 at 20:32

Backing up my VM's to a USB external drive in the middle of the night; once a month or so, I just plug it into another PC, fire the VM's up and verify I could work if the main host was dead.

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Website macros! I work with many websites (Email, salesfore, SAP web client, intranet, blogs, Stackoverflow etc) each day and automated all routine logins and navigation with iMacros (free Firefox addon).

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