Robocopy – Create a scheduled task

When you’re moving userdata from one fileserver to another, you know that it must be done after peak hours. In this article, I’ll explain how you can create a scheduled task for robocopy.

  • Start Task Scheduler (Start – Run – TaskSchd.msc)
  • Select Create Basic Task
    Basic Task
  • Give it a distinctive name & description (optional)
  • Choose a schedule
  • Select Start a program
  • Enter program/script as follows : C:\Windows\System32\Robocopy.exe
    Add Arguments (source folder, destination folder, …) For a comprehensive list of all robocopy command line switches :
  • Review the parameters and click on Finish. Your sheduled task has been created!


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