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Is there a way to have an FTP client or setup a task where the system will connect to an FTP server and download all files at a certain time in the night? I'm on Windows and was unsure if there is a way to this with the OS cmd line or if an FTP client could do this.

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Yes, there are two parts: Windows Task Scheduler and Powershell. First create a small powershell script to connect and transfer your file. For security, Powershell is disabled from running scripts, so you'll need to first enable to run locally created scripts. Here's one example of powershell ftp script. Once you have it running the way you like, use the task scheduler (from the control panel) to run the script nightly.

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