Do EXEs Still Schedule?

A compiled macros (.EXE files) is just a compiled executable version of the script code.  

So they don't contain schedules, hot keys or triggers. 

If you think about it a .EXE file does nothing until someone or something runs it.  And for something to schedule something it will need to be running all the time.

So, no, in short, by default, a .EXE file won't schedule itself - how can it?

Unless of course you write a macro which loops and continuously checks the time and only does something when the time/date matches a desired criteria, and then loops back and carries on looping again.  And of course this macro would have to be started and left running for it to do that.  

You could do that.

But if scheduling is important it would be easier to:

  1. Use Macro Scheduler Std/Lite on the machines that need to schedule macros, or
  2. Use Windows Task Scheduler to schedule your .EXE.

Either can run a .EXE but of course if you have Macro Scheduler on the machine you don't need to compile it in the first place.

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