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Schedule Power Automate Desktop to Run Unattended



Can someone please provide some clarity on how to set up a schedule for desktop flows to run once a week unattended?

Thought this would be pretty straight forward to set up a simple schedule in an automation tool, but apparently it seems very complicated from the research I've done on how to do this.

I've logged into the cloud account, but don't see my desktop flows there under My Flows --> Desktop Flows. it's asking be to install the app, while I already have and created and saved desktop flows. Not sure where it's saving the flows to if it's not showing up in my account. Please help.


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Did you already go through this guide?


Are you using a work or school account for Power Automate Desktop?

I have gone through that guide. I guess maybe that's where my confusion is, I'm using my yahoo email. What constitutes a work or school account? The domain? If so, why is that a requirement? No other way to use Power Automate?

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You need to login using the same credentials for web and desktop. Personal Microsoft account based flows are stored on OneDrive, not within the Power Automate cloud environment. You should see the environment with in top toolbar before settings.

Thank you, I guess that's the issue. Currently it says Default Environment in my account. How do I get it to connect to OneDrive? I don't see any options for this when I click on the environment.

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