How to Schedule Microsoft SyncToy to Automatically Sync

SyncToy is a Microsoft sync software which sync folders between computer or computer’s using your LAN or WLAN. The Microsoft Task Scheduler is a built in application that can schedule the automatic execution of nearly any installed application.  Below are easy Steps to Schedule Microsoft SyncToy to execute on a specific day and time :
Setup In Windows Vista/ Windows 7

  1. From the Start menu, select All Programs – Accessories – System Tools – Task Scheduler.

    Task Scheduler

  2. Select Create Basic Task in the Actions pane on the right.
  3. Add a Name and Description and select Next.
  4. Choose when you want the task to start and select Next.
  5. Choose date/times (if applicable) to run task and select Next.
  6. Choose Start a Program option and select Next.
  7. Select Browse and locate the SyncToyCmd.exe.
  8. Type “-R” in the Add Arguments textbox. –R all by itself will run all folder pairs that are active for run all. If you want to run just a single folder pair, add –R “My Pair folder” to the end of the command line as shown below:-

Setup in Windows XP

  1. From the Start menu, select All Programs – Accessories – System Tools – Scheduled Tasks.
  2. Select Add scheduled task to start the Scheduled Task Wizard. You will see a list of possible programs to run.
  3. Select Browse and locate the SyncToyCmd.exe.
  4. The wizard will next prompt you to enter how often you want to run the scheduled SyncToy (for example, daily, weekly, et cetera). Select a frequency.
  5. The next page asks when to start the task. Select a start time.
  6. The next page asks for the user name and password to run the program under. Enter your user name and password.
  7. The final page contains an option to open the properties dialog when the wizard ends. Select this checkbox.
  8. Modify the Runtextbox to include the –R command line option. –R all by itself will run all folder pairs that are active for run all. If you want to run just a single folder pair, add –R “My Pair folder” to the end of the command line.

With this version of SyncToy, it is now possible to schedule execution of a folder pair in the following scenarios:

  1. No one is currently logged into the machine.
  2. A different user is logged into the machine.

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