Can SyncToy Automatically Run on Windows? [Quick Guide]

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SyncToy Automatically Run

Can you make SyncToy automatically run on your PC? Luckily, yes you can!

SyncToy is a tool for keeping your files and folders synchronized between drives and devices. Usually, it only runs when manually prompted, which can be inconvenient for regular syncing. However, you can easily automate it.

Windows has a powerful yet often overlooked scheduling tool that can automate various applications, including SyncToy. I’ll show you how to use Task Scheduler to update your files without manual effort.

Let’s get started!

How To Schedule SyncToy To Automatically Run via Windows Task Scheduler

Follow the below steps:

  1. Type “task scheduler” in the Windows search bar and press Enter.
  2. Tap “Create basic task” under Actions.
Create basic task
  1. Add a name, and a description for the task then tap Next.
Create a basic task
  1. Select when you want the task to start and tap Next.
  1. The next window will ask for additional settings depending on the trigger you picked. Modify then tap Next.
Additional settings
  1. Select Start a Program and tap Next.
 Start a Program
  1. Tap “browse” and select SyncToy then add quotes to the file (e.g. “C:\Users\user\Downloads\SyncToySetupPackage_v21_x64.exe.” In the Add arguments box, enter –R to run all of your syncs each time.
Browse file

Note: If you want to run one of your syncs, enter -R ”your sync name” for example, -R ”Photo Sync”

  1. Confirm the summary then tap “Finish.”
Task summary

Overall, you can set SyncToy to automatically run using Windows Task Scheduler. This method streamlines your workflow, making regular synchronization tasks more convenient and efficient. Now, your files will stay synced on their own.

Moreover, if SyncToy isn’t working properly or you’re looking for an alternative, I’ve got you covered!

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