As you probably know, your computer performs scheduled tasks of its
own free will (Ex: update). You can create additional ones by using
scheduled task management. We will see how we use this tool by programming
regular hard disk clean-ups step by step.
To access the Task Scheduler, follow the instructions below:
Type: "Control Panel" in Windows Search, and then click Control
Once you have clicked, you will need to go to this page:
Once you have clicked, you will need to go to this page:...
Once the large icons appear, click on "Administrative Tools":
A window opens, double click now on the "Task Scheduler":
You have opened the task scheduler, we will now see how to configure
Configure the Task Scheduler
Now that your task scheduler is open, we'll see how to set up a new
To create a new task, click "Create a task" on the right side of the
The task creation window opens:
Give a name to your task :
Then, check the box "Run with maximum permissions":
Once the "General" tab has been completed, click on the "Triggers"
On this new page, click on "New":
A new window appears: Here you can select the trigger for your task.
For example, I chose a trigger on every Sunday from today.
Once your trigger is set, click "OK".
You now see it in the trigger list:
We now lack the most important configuration, that of the action to
To access the action tab, click on "Actions":
Once the page is active, click "New":
The action creation page appears:
For disk cleaning, we will leave the action "Start a program", and
let's select the program to run. Click "Browse":
A window opens on the location of the default Windows programs.
Select the Cleanmgr.exe program:
Now that our action is configured, click "OK":
You see your action appear in the list of actions. To confirm your
scheduled task, click "OK" again.
You now know how to configure a scheduled task under Windows. You
can try to launch different tasks at different times in order to
personalize and improve your computer.
See you soon for a new tutorial! ;)