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Setup SyncToy to Backup Files Automatically

Problem

You want to backup file automatically with SyncToy.

Solution

You can setup SyncToy to run automatically. Here are the steps:

  1. Setup SyncToy Folder Pairs
  2. Use Control Panel to Access “Scheduled Tasks”

    Scheduled Sync - Scheduled Tasks

    Scheduled Sync - Scheduled Tasks

  3. Add a new Scheduled Task

    Scheduled Sync - Add Scheduled Tasks

    Scheduled Sync - Add Scheduled Tasks

  4. Select SyncToyCmd.exe as the program to run

    Scheduled Sync - SyncToyCmd

    Scheduled Sync - SyncToyCmd

  5. Select when to run the task and as which user.

    Scheduled Backup

    Scheduled Backup

  6. Add a -R at the end of the task. Option “R” stand for all folder pairs.

    Add -R

    Add -R outside of the quotation mark

Now your files will be backup automatically at your specified date and time in a command window.

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