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Windows 7: Task Scheduler Help

09 Jan 2014   #1
MouseFollower

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Task Scheduler Help

I use Task Scheduler and lost the options to do anything in it.
I went in the View Tab > Customize > Unchecked all boxes

Now that all of the boxes are unchecked I cannot do anything with Task Scheduler. I cannot undo the changes or create tasks with the options hidden.

Does anyone know how to unhide the options? The area to hide / unhide them is hidden as well.


Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit


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09 Jan 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Do a System Restore to before you made this change.
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10 Jan 2014   #3
MouseFollower

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

That is not an option. Is there any other way to fix it?

If not I've found a way to still use some of the features.
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10 Jan 2014   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MouseFollower View Post
That is not an option. Is there any other way to fix it?

If not I've found a way to still use some of the features.
Since you do not have System Restore activated, I would suggest you do it now. It will help you out of many problems in the future. System Restore - Enable or Disable
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10 Jan 2014   #5
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

You may want to look at some alternatives. I could never figure out task scheduler. Just too many settings to click. The Linux cron has a Windows version both paid and Lite here:
nnSoft: nnCron, nnCron LITE, nnBackup, nnSync
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11 Jan 2014   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Why is doing a System restore not an option? OD you have System Restore disabled? No available restore points?
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11 Jan 2014   #7
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

System restore is not necessary:

I recreated the issue and solved it by doing the following:

Right click my computer-click manage.

Under task scheduler you can now control it this way. I noticed that even if you untick all the boxes in computer management on reopen it will make them all appear again. So that will not let you mess it up.
I have not found a way to fix just the task scheduler window if all the options are unchecked.

I am going to look for a registry key or a file that holds that setting. Give me a minute.

FOUND IT!

Once a column sort order has been applied there is no way inside the MMC console to remove column sort orders to revert to the default unsorted view.

The only way to restore the default view is to remove the customization file for the MMC snap-in in question.

The MMC snap-in preferences files are located at:

%APPDATA%\Microsoft\MMC

Make sure the MMC snap-in is closed, then rename the snap-in preference file by adding a suffix like “-old”. Restart the MMC snap-in and it will be reset to its default settings.


Source: http://blog.chrisara.com.au/2010/07/...eferences.html
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11 Jan 2014   #8
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

@andrew some serious spelunking to uncover that. I'd rep you but I got the "spread around" dialog. I guess you have to run for Mayor so I can vote for you.
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11 Jan 2014   #9
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I repped him, that was a great find which I now have squirreled away for future need.
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11 Jan 2014   #10
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
I repped him, that was a great find which I now have squirreled away for future need.
Good idea to keep a log of fixes. Wish I started one years ago.
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