How to Make Your Task Folder in Windows Task Scheduler - dummies

How to Make Your Task Folder in Windows Task Scheduler

By Dan Gookin

You can take advantage of the power of Windows Task Scheduler to set up and run your own tasks. It’s best to place your own tasks into a special folder in the Task Scheduler window. That keeps them organized. Here are the steps to create your own task folder:

  1. Open the Control Panel.

  2. Open the Administrative Tools window.

    • In Windows 7, look under System and Security.

    • In Windows Vista, under System and Maintenance.

  3. Open the Task Scheduler icon.

  4. If prompted, type the administrator’s password or click Continue.

    The Task Scheduler window appears.

  5. From the left side of the window, select the Task Scheduler Library folder.


  6. From the right side of the window, Actions, choose the command New Folder.

    The Enter Name of the New Folder dialog box appears.

  7. Type a name for the folder.

    For example, you can type My Tasks.

  8. Click the OK button.

The folder is created and ready for you to stuff with tasks.

If you plan to go nuts with tasks, you can create subfolders in your folder. Simply repeat these steps, but in Step 2 choose your own folder.

You can’t rename a folder in the Task Scheduler.