Upgrade to Windows 11 deletes all scheduled tasks.

Ed Reed 6 Reputation points

I'm testing the upgrade process from Windows 10 to Windows 11, before I roll it out to our organization, and I've discovered that the upgrade process appears to delete existing scheduled tasks. I have several scheduled tasks created in the Windows 10 Task Scheduler, some in the root of the Task Scheduler Library and some in subfolders of the library. After the upgrade completes all the tasks and subfolders are deleted. How do I prevent this happening.?

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  1. Hania Lian 11,121 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    To prevent this from happening, I would recommend that you export your scheduled tasks before upgrading to Windows 11.

    To export your scheduled tasks, follow these steps:

    1. Open Task Scheduler by typing "Task Scheduler" in the search bar and selecting it from the results.
    2. In the Task Scheduler Library, select the folder that contains the scheduled tasks you want to export.
    3. Right-click on the folder and select "Export".
    4. Choose a location to save the exported tasks and give the file a name.
    5. Click "Save".

    After you have upgraded to Windows 11, you can import the exported tasks back into Task Scheduler by following these steps:

    1. Open Task Scheduler.
    2. In the Task Scheduler Library, select the folder where you want to import the tasks.
    3. Right-click on the folder and select "Import".
    4. Browse to the location where you saved the exported tasks and select the file.
    5. Click "Open" and the tasks will be imported into Task Scheduler.

    I hope this helps.

    Best Regards,

    Hania Lian


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