FTP Task Scheduler

The Task Scheduler allows you to run two types of schedule task -- queue session task and directory synchronization task -- either once or repeatedly.

A queue session task is simply to load a session (in form of .tbx file) into the transfer queue and then transfer those files.

A directory synchronization task is to perform synchronization between a local and a remote directory automatically, using predefined synchronization scheme. This process is very similar to that of Folder Synchronizer, except that it is done without user intervention.

Note that if there are multiple instances of TurboFTP running at the same time, only one of them can manipulate the Task Scheduler and run schedule tasks.


Fig. Task Scheduler

The Task Scheduler dialog contains the following options:

Add Session Task

Session task is selected, an File Open Dialog will appear and allow you to specify the session file path. Then the Schedule Task Settings dialog will show up, where you can specify when and how often to run the task.

Add Sync Task

This will create a directory synchronization task. At this time if the program is not connected to any FTP server an dialog will pop out and allow you to select target FTP server from the stored sites in your Site Address Book. After that the Schedule Task Settings will show up for you to set up the sync task.

Add Sync Task with wizard

Equivalent to menu [Tools | Schedule Sync Task Wizard]. Create a sync task step by step with the help of this wizard.


Remove a schedule task from the list.


Modify a selected schedule task. Editting a schedule task will not change the original start run time unless you manually change it. If you change the start run time or the forced end time, their validity will be verified against the current date and time.

Clear All

Clear all task in the task list.

View Log

Whenever a schedule task is started it will be logged in the file called sched.log located in the application data folder for TurboFTP. This button will open the schedule log file.

Clear Log

Clear the log file content.

Disable Scheduler

Check the checkbox if you want to disable all schedule tasks (if any). If the scheduler is enabled and there exist any active schedule tasks you will see a scheduler icon in the TurboFTP's status bar, as illustrated below.


Fig. Icon on status bar indicating that the scheduler is enabled and there is at least one active schedule task.

Tip: You can double click the scheduler icon on status bar to launch Task Scheduler.