Task Scheduler: How to automatically synchronize my USB flash drive?

I once knew the right settings to automatically synchronize my USB flash drive with the files on my computer, but I forgot. I am using a synchronization and back-up program called ´SyncBack´. It works fine, but I want it to automatically run each time I put in my USB flash drive.

I know how to use the task scheduler,
I know what to fill in under ´Actions´ (namely, I have to tell the Scheduler which program to run with which command)
But I don´t know what to fill in under ´Triggers´. I want it to run each time i put in a designated USB drive. In my memory it had something to do with ´event id´...and I had to fill in the name of my USB drive.

Can anyone solve this one?

 

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Last updated January 14, 2019 Views 39,528 Applies to:
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Hi,

Be sure you logon as ADMIN

Windows Vista Task Scheduler
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/appcompat/aa906020.aspx

Task Scheduler 2.0
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb756979.aspx

How to Create a Task in Vista Task Scheduler
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/132903-task-scheduler-create-task.html

Create custom event triggers in Vista Task Scheduler
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/create-custom-event-triggers-in-vista-task-scheduler/

Put the ThumbDrive in, copy a few files to it, then Safely Remove and check the event viewer for the Event ID if needed.

Look in the Event Viewer. This free utility makes it easy to check though you might need to also check with the Windows Event Viewer.
http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/vista/vista_event_viewer.htm

Hope this helps.
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