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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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SyncToy not deleting folders when Echoing

When running MS SyncToy and echoing one folder to another, I find that the program does not delete folders which are not present in the "original" folder when backing up to a thumb drive. This leads ...
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Why does SyncToy backup all folders except for one?

I have noticed that when I do a full backup over the weekend, it backs up for all the folders except for one. I thought that it could be taking to long to do the backup and it ends on Monday when ...
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Network folders in Windows XP Sync toy not visible

I have a ubuntu 12.04 samba file server which is recognized automatically under Win 7 + 8 in the Windows Explorer Network, also Synctoy shows the samba folders. But in XP the folders are not shown, I ...
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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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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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How to mimic Echo sync mode using rsync commandline?

The MS tool SyncToy, has 3 intuitive sync modes (N.B. sync NOT backup), to sync two folders. One of them is: Echo which looks for changes (file modifications, new files, renames, deletes) in the ...
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Run SyncToy silently

How can I schedule SyncToy to run every day, but also to run silently, i.e. with no GUI and without interrupting other applications? Currently I have it set to run every day, but it pops up a command ...
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Porting SyncToy 2.0 Folder Pairs to New Profile

I recently had to reload my profile on Windows XP Professional. Basically, my profile folder was renamed to name_old, and my profile was reloaded to the same location at C:\Documents and ...
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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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Mirror a Dropbox repository in Sharepoint and restrict access

I'm looking for an elegant way to solve the following problem: My development team uses Dropbox for sharing documents amongst our immediate group. We'd like to put some of those documents into a ...
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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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synctoy won't install with intel pentium M 755.2 GHz

I cannot sync files with synctoy from my laptop because it will not install, presumably because laptop is only 755.2 Mhz intel pentium m (synctoy says it needs 1000GH computer). Is there a solution ...
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Looking for a smart sync tool that exactly copies the structure of the source to that of the destination [closed]

I am a Windows 7 user and looking for a sync tool that exactly copies the structure of the source to that of the destination. The scenario is as follows: I have a laptop in which I save my daily ...
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Can SyncToy run synchronously for All Folder Pairs?

I'm running two SyncToy folder pairs under the All Folder Pairs option. The first item synchronizes files which are then used by the second folder pair. As such the first folder pair needs to complete ...
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Exclude files from synctoy run

I have a family friend i set up a basic backup for them which backs up their whole user directory as a folder pair with synctoy. However each time it runs it reports read errors on about 20-25 files ...
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How do I change the order that SyncToy runs folder pairs?

I've setup some folder pairs to run with SyncToy 2.1. Now I want to "Run All" but I want to run them in a different order to which I added them. Is there a way to change the order that the sync pairs ...
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If I copy files from Hard drive 1 to Hard drive 2 for 60GB or for 1 hour, will it stress out the drives?

I actually use Microsoft's SyncToy to sync 2 hard drives so that Hard drive 2 is the mirror of Hard drive 1, as a back up, and so that both are independent and even when one goes bad, a totally ...
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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" ...
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Alternative for SyncToy that smart-deletes existing files on target drive

I'm currently running Windows 7 x64 with a secondary data drive encrypted with Truecrypt. For the past 6 months or so I have been backing up the files on this drive manually to two other drives; using ...
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Notification if SyncToy fails

I support a number of laptop users. In the past (before there were many laptops), each user's computer was set up so that their My Documents folder was mapped to a shared folder on the server. This ...
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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 ...
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Deleting a file from computer, but keep it on sync'd external HDD

after synchronizing, I'd like to delete some files from my computer, but KEEP them in my external hard disc (I'm using 'Synctoy'.) what do I have to do in that case? In other words- How do I keep ...
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Why is SyncToy 2.1 install failing?

The install seems to fail when it tries to install the Sync Framework. I looked in the log file and it says: Process exited with code 1633
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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 ...
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Is SyncToy 2.1 much faster than 2.0

I've stayed with SyncToy v1.4 as I found v2.0 too slow to be of any use. For example when run again immediately after a sync, on a folder pair without any changes, it would start from scratch ...