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How to automate copying a file in windows 7

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I am wanting to setup a task in windows 7 that simply copies a folder from one place to another (both local) automatically on a set schedule. I looked in task scheduler, but only see three functions available there, they are "copy", "start a program", and "send an email". Any suggestions??
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Have a look at Microsoft SyncToy:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=15155

SyncBack works a treat, I use it for just this:
http://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/
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With task scheduler you can start a cmd script to make your copies.
Write and test your cmd script (or PowerShell ...)
Register it in task scheduler
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What perolin said.  ^^   Task Scheduler and a batch file doesn't involve installing/maintaining yet another application.  Use Robocopy in a one line batch file to get verbose logging and more options than you can shake a stick at.

1- Test the batch file.
2- Schedule the batch file.
3- Have a process to audit and purge the logs.
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