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Jack 17-01-2008 05:12 AM

Where are kept Scheduled tasks?
Where the scheduled task are stored?
I need to transfer them from one computer to the other.

Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] 17-01-2008 07:04 AM

Re: Where are kept Scheduled tasks?
Scheduled tasks are stored in the Task Scheduler Library. Task Scheduler
displays tasks created by you or other users when you select the Task
Scheduler Library node in the left pane. In the Task Scheduler Library
you'll find system tasks under Microsoft\Windows and Microsoft\Windows

John John 17-01-2008 07:17 AM

Re: Where are kept Scheduled tasks?
I stand to be corrected, but I don't think that you can move Scheduled
Task from one computer to another, scheduled tasks are assigned security
descriptors (based on the user SIDs) and moving the tasks to a different
computer breaks the descriptors.

Jack 17-01-2008 08:57 AM

Re: Where are kept Scheduled tasks?
Thank you.
In that case, if I cannot copy them into new computer, can I have at least
to have a look at them so I can type them again?
The problem is I do not have old Windows running, but I do have the old
harddrive where the tasks are burried somewhere in it.

Bob I 17-01-2008 07:43 PM

Re: Where are kept Scheduled tasks?

John John 17-01-2008 10:37 PM

Re: Where are kept Scheduled tasks?
Well, I did a bit more searching and according to the information here: you can:

"When you can access the target computer's Tasks folder, you can drag or
copy a task from your computer to the remote machine.

If you can't access the remote computer's Tasks folder, you can place
the job outside the \%systemroot% folder on the target computer. Then,
you can let that machine's user move the file into the Tasks folder.

You can email a task file (i.e., taskname.job) as a standard email
attachment. The recipient can then drag or copy the file to the target
computer's Tasks folder."

So according to the information there you should be able to copy the
tasks to another computer, try copying them from the old drive to the
new drive's task folder and see if it works. Let us know how you make out!

Jack 17-01-2008 11:45 PM

Re: Where are kept Scheduled tasks?
Thank you. That is getting more interesting.
On my old drive in Windows\Taks folder I do not see any of my old tasks (I
had about 5 tasks in old Windows) but I see one new task created by Norton
apparently during the NAV installation in my new Windows (there is exactly
the same task with the same date created by Norton in my new Windows!).

Jack 18-01-2008 01:02 AM

Re: Where are kept Scheduled tasks?
I put together my old computer,started it and opened Scheduled Task window
and found all my tasks in there (including Norton AV with 2007 starting
I checked Windows\Tasks folder. All tasks are shown there.
I took that hard drive and connected it as removable USB drive to my new
computer (drive E )
E:\Windows\Tasks folder shows only one task:
it is Norton AV but with January 14th date and the different scheduled time)

Any thoughts on that?

John John 18-01-2008 01:28 AM

Re: Where are kept Scheduled tasks?
Hmmm. Can't check right now. Stick it back in the old pc and while it
is accessible there, try to copy them from the Tasks folder to another
location then try again to see if they can be seen and copied from the
new location. Kind of a peculiar thing that you would see them when the
drive is mounted in one pc but not in the other. Might have something
to do with the Security Descriptors? If you don't have the proper
descriptor to access the tasks maybe they become invisible while in the
Tasks folder? Just guessing...

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