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Q: can I set fetch to uplad a few hours later?? (4 posts)

  • Started 6 years ago by Roger at Juice
  • Latest reply 6 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Roger at Juice Member

    Thanks in advance to anyone with superior computer knowledge that can help.

    I'm using Fetch 5.2 on OS X to upload jpegs to a website.

    I drag the jpeg icons in to my fetch upload window at around 5pm, but I would like the files to actually start transferring at about 11pm.

    The reason is that it takes up a lot of the bandwidth for my company and my fellow workers who work late find that it really slows down their internet connection, so if it could be delayed until everyone has gone home that would solve the problem.

    thanks again if you can help.

    Roger :confused:

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Roger,

    Fetch does not have a built-in capability to upload files at a later time.

    However, you can use iCal (part of Mac OS X) along with Fetch's Mirror command or Automator support to automatically upload or download files at a specified time.

    We have a help topic that tells you how to schedule uploads so they take place automatically every day; you could follow the same steps, but instead of telling iCal to make the transfer every day, you would tell it just to do it once, later in the evening.

    You can read the help topic by going to the Help menu in Fetch and choosing Fetch Help, and then searching for iCal, or you can read it here on the web.

    I'm sorry there isn't a shorter process for you, but once you get the hang of setting this up, it goes pretty quickly.

    Please let us know if you have further questions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Roger at Juice Member

    Brilliant, it works a treat.

    First of all I forgot to check the 'automatically connect' box when saving the mirror file, but all sorted now,
    thanks a lot.

    I never realised the calender could be so useful! :cool:

    Posted 6 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Roger,

    You're welcome, we're glad to hear that works well for you!

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 years ago #

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