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WinZip Pro feature

Scheduling tasks

This dialog allows you to create, modify, or delete the schedule for automatically running WinZip® jobs and other scheduled tasks.

To schedule the task

  1. Choose the run frequency (Daily, Weekly, or Monthly) from the Frequency or Schedule job list. The dialog will then show the required information for the type of schedule you have requested.
  2. Fill in the scheduling information according to your desired schedule.
  3. Enter the computer\username under which the task or job should be run, along with the user password. If Hide the password is checked, the password will display as asterisks, and you will need to type it twice in order to guard against typing errors.

    Important: Windows will not run scheduled tasks for a user account that does not have a password.

  4. Click OK.

To unschedule the task

  • Simply choose Never in the Frequency or Schedule job list and click OK.
  • Note: This option may not be available in some versions of this dialog. In that case, you can unschedule the task using the Windows Task Scheduler.

Notes regarding scheduled WinZip jobs

  • The job will be scheduled or unscheduled when you click Finish in the Job Wizard.
  • The computer user name and password are not stored with the WinZip job. They are required by the Windows Task Scheduler when the Job Wizard schedules the job. Remember that Windows will not run a scheduled WinZip job or any other task for a user account that has no password.
  • Job scheduling via the Job Wizard is provided as a convenience only. It does not support all of the options that are available from the Windows Task Scheduler. For more demanding needs, advanced users may want to consider using the Windows Task Scheduler directly. Hers is the command line that you should provide to the task scheduler:

  • For 32-bit WinZip:
      "C:\path1\winzip32.exe" /autorunjobfile "C:\path2\jobname.wjf"
    
    For 64-bit WinZip:
      "C:\path1\winzip64.exe" /autorunjobfile "C:\path2\jobname.wjf"
    
    where C:\path1 is the drive and folder where the WinZip program is located, and C:\path2\jobname.wjf is the drive, folder, and file name of the WinZip job description file.
  • The WinZip Job Wizard may not be able to delete or modify a schedule that was created or edited with the Windows Task Scheduler.
  • Please read and understand the security considerations of running WinZip jobs.

Related Topics

WinZip Jobs and the Job Wizard