Scheduled tasks in Windows are some important automated functions that works internally at scheduled time. Scheduled tasks can cover a wide range of tasks at a stipulated time or when a pre-decided event has been allocated. Sometimes, scheduled tasks demand to be run from a convenient location such as the desktop of your PC. So, if you want to create a desktop shortcut for any scheduled tasks, then check out the article below:

Steps To Create a Desktop Shortcut For Scheduled Tasks On Windows 10

1. First configure the scheduled task of your requirement. For that, you must know the exact name of the task. Otherwise, you won’t be able to create the desktop shortcut for it. Once you are done configuring the scheduled task, you can proceed to creating the desktop shortcut for the scheduled tasks.

2. Right click on an empty space on the desktop, go to New and click on Shortcut.

Shortcut create

3. In the location field, copy and paste the following command and replace the “Task name” phrase with the exact name of the task. For example, C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe /run /tn “Task Name”

Click Next to continue.

shortcut location

4. Now, name the shortcut with the same name as the task. This is will be convenient for you as you can recognize it easily.

Click on Finish to create the shortcut. The shortcut will not have any icon. So, you can right click on the shortcut, go to Properties and add desired icon if you feel the need. Now, you have to simply run it and the task will be triggered automatically. When you run the scheduled task in this way, it runs whatever you’ve set up as the ‘Action’. It won’t wait for the conditions of Trigger to be satisfied.


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