How to Open Task Scheduler in Windows 10

Learn how to open the Task Scheduler in Windows 10 as well as how to create a shortcut for it. Let’s get started.

Method #1

From the Start menu, click “Windows Tools.” Double-click “Task Scheduler.”

Method #2

Using either taskschd.msc or taskschd in the following programs will start the Task Scheduler. The latter command is for 2 and 3, and the former is for the rest.

  • File Explorer address bar

Method #3

Type task scheduler in the Start menu and select the Task Scheduler app from the search results.

Method #4

Double-click “taskschd” in the C > Windows > System32 folder.

Method #5

In the Control Panel, type “task” in the search box. Click the “Schedule tasks” link from the search results.

Create Task Scheduler Shortcut

Here you will see the steps to create a Task Scheduler shortcut on your Windows 10 desktop or File Explorer.

Right-click on your desktop or File Explorer blank area

Select “New.” Then click “Shortcut,” which you can find under “Folder.”

Type taskschd.msc in the “Create Shortcut” pop-up. Click “Next”. 

Provide a name for the shortcut if you don’t like the suggested name. Click the “Finish” button.

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