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1answer
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How to best recover archived folder which appears as a file on NTFS drive?

I archived a folder to an external HDD and kept it in sync with another one using Sync Toy. Now I see that the folder appears as a 0 byte file on both HDDs. Everything else is fine and readable. I am ...
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1answer
148 views

Can I use Microsoft SyncToy to auto-backup my drives without me taking action?

Can I use Microsoft SyncToy to backup my drives without me taking action? I want to to back up often, like every 30 minutes.
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2answers
478 views

How do you move a desktop icon offscreen?

I am using Microsoft's SyncToy in Windows 7 to do backups between several locations, including my desktop. Unfortunately, SyncToy stores metadata in hidden .dat files that it leaves wherever it backs ...
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3answers
567 views

Sync network directory in a dropbox-like fasion but without cloud upload [closed]

Some may think that this is a repost of a previous quistion, but I have been looking at a lot of post and tried a lot of tools - but none gave me what I want. I really like dropbox and use it a lot ...
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0answers
180 views

How do I schedule a task to run when a new file is detected in a folder?

I'd like to use windows task scheduler to execute a synctoy synchronization. Basically C:\Program Files\SyncToy 2.1\SyncToyCmd.exe -R "Contacts Sync" I'd like the task only to run when a new file ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Scheduled task won't start with “Run whether user is logged in or not”

I've set up a task to run SyncToyCmd.exe, it will run fine if the task is set to "only run when user is logged on". But if I choose the second option to run even if it is logged off, it says "Running" ...
2
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1answer
9k views

Using Task Scheduler to Run a Task Before Shutdown

As of writing, the only options available are to "Begin the task" On a schedule At logon At startup On idle On an event At task modification/creation On connect to user session On disconnect from ...
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2answers
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Windows 7 Backup or SyncToy

Before installing Windows 7, I had been using SyncToy to sync all my vital files to a backup external hard drive. Windows 7 has a built in backup utility though and I was wondering if maybe I should ...