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Scheduling DisplayFusion Settings Backups

To schedule automatic DisplayFusion settings backups, follow the steps below:
  1. Navigate to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Task Scheduler.
  2. Select "Task Scheduler Library" from the left pane.
  3. Click "Create Basic Task" from the right pane.
  4. Give the task a name, (i.e.
    DisplayFusion Backup
    ), then click Next.
  5. Select the task schedule (e.g. Daily, Weekly, or Monthly), then click Next.
  6. Choose the specifics of the schedule, then click Next.
  7. Choose "Start a Program," then click Next.
  8. Click Browse, then locate DisplayFusionCommand.exe (usually in
    C:\Program Files (x86)\DisplayFusion\DisplayFusionCommand.exe
    ). In the "Add arguments" box, enter
    -settingsbackup
    , then click Next.
  9. Click Finish.
  10. Test it by selecting the task from the list and clicking "Run" in the right pane. You'll see a new DisplayFusion backup file in the Documents\DisplayFusion Backups folder.
Oct 9, 2013 (modified Aug 12, 2022)  • #1
madLyfe's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
why not just have this built in so we dont have to set this up every time? also so we can use our own specified back dir/cloud..?
Oct 9, 2013  • #2
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
It's something we may add in a future version, but figured we'd share this solution in the meantime :)
Oct 10, 2013  • #3
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internero
9 discussion posts
You can easily add an advanced setting that add / remove this scheduled task automatically in windows.

In this way, basic users won't need to do the "hard steps" to backup DF settings.
Oct 11, 2013  • #4
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John Gardner
2 discussion posts
Has an auto backup setting been added or still backed up when DisplayFusion updates?
Dec 22, 2017  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Still just when DisplayFusion updates, sorry!
Dec 22, 2017  • #6
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Simon Ambler311053
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Why does the options/export setting not include the monitor profiles, icons and screen saver setting. How can I back these up? Using 9.3
Dec 8, 2018 (modified Dec 8, 2018)  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
It should include everything. Could you send us a support request through the DisplayFusion Settings > Help > Support Request window and include a settings backup with it?

Thanks!
Dec 12, 2018  • #8
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TdeV
8 discussion posts
How do we specify *where* the backup is created?
Jul 15, 2021  • #9
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hello,

In the DisplayFusion Advanced Settings window, you can adjust the "Backup Settings Path Override" option, in the "General" section.

Thanks!
Jul 15, 2021  • #10
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SQLG0d
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Quote:
why not just have this built in so we dont have to set this up every time? also so we can use our own specified back dir/cloud..?


Way too many things need fixing before they should bother adding a feature with such a trivial workaround.

If you want cloud backups, backup local and use one of the many, many tools/options that will copy the files to the cloud for you.
Jul 18, 2021  • #11
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SQLG0d
66 discussion posts
Quote:
Hello,

In the DisplayFusion Advanced Settings window, you can adjust the "Backup Settings Path Override" option, in the "General" section.

Thanks!


DF: This should be a configurable option for a command-line backup.
Jul 18, 2021  • #12
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