If the scheduled download time has passed (OE was not running at the time), if you could add to the Scheduling and Sequencer a prompt when OE is opened something like: "...project(s) were last scheduled for download on [day] at [xx:xx]. Do you want to download them now?" If user answers "Yes", download them.
This might get a little complicated -- which projects? How long to keep track of past scheduled downloads (1 day? User option? etc) Maybe start with something simple. Maybe use the Windows Scheduled Tasks for this. It has all the options for this type of thing. For that matter, one could actually use Windows Tasks for this now if done the right way.
Thanks for a great product and great support!
How important or urgent is this for you?