PDQ Library:  Windows Vista Task Scheduler

In a new computer using Windows Vista Home Premium, I answered "yes" to a query from MyDefrag to create an automatic daily defrag operation. When I opened up the "Task Scheduler" in the Control Panel, I discovered I couldn't edit or delete the "task". I finally discovered the problem. The task had been created somehow so it was not included in the directory structure on the left pane. (The location was displayed as "/".) I finally deleted the task using the Command Prompt.

Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt

Type a command such as the following. (Or click the top-left menu to choose Edit > Paste.)

SCHTASKS /Delete /TN "MyDefrag Daily" /F

SCHTASKS - runs the Vista task scheduler
/Delete - delete the specified task
/TN - specifies name of the scheduled task to delete
/F - forcefully deletes the task and suppress warnings

If this doesn't work, you will need to switch to an account with administrative priviledges.

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