One of the most useful yet underutilized features in Windows is the task scheduler, this feature as the name implies allows the user to schedule a task (e.g. Defrag, shutdown, etc.) at a certain time and date, see it’s very helpful. On the other hand if you’re a power user and you already real on this feature then you might have faced the problem of not being able to rename a task after creating it which might be very confusing for many.
This post will let you overcome this problem and will present a step by guide on how to rename scheduled tasks in Windows task scheduler. Windows 10 is used in this tutorial so for older operating systems your mileage may vary.
Step 1: First go the Control Panel and click on the “Administrative Tools”.
Step 2: You’ll be directed to the “Administrative Tools” folder and double click on “Task scheduler”.
Step 3: A new window will pop up, navigate to the task you want to rename from the menu on the left hand side, in my case I choose the defrag task.
Step 4: Right click on the task and select the “Export” option from the menu. and then select where you want to save the exported file.
Step 5: Right click on the task and select the “Delete” option from the menu.
Step 6: Now, right click on an empty space and select the “Import” option from the menu and navigate to where you’ve saved the file and select it.
Step 7: Now, a new window will pop up where you can edit the name of the task.
Congratulations, now you’ve successfully edited the name of your scheduled task.