How to Open Task Scheduler in Windows 10

In this post, we will see:

In this instance, I’m using Windows 10. Let us start.

Start Task Scheduler

Here, we’ll see diverse ways to open Task Scheduler in Windows 10. Let’s see what they are.

Method #1

Open Start menu. Hit the “Windows Administrative Tools” folder, which you can find between “Windows Accessories,” and “Windows Ease of Access.”

Click on “Task Scheduler.”

Method #2

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

  1. Run Command Box
  1. Command Prompt
  1. Windows PowerShell
  1. Address Toolbar
  1. File Explorer address bar
  1. Task Manager (click File > Run new task to use the command)

Method #3

Open Start menu. Type task scheduler. Hit the Task Scheduler app from the search results.

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Method #4

Go to C > Windows > System32 folder. Double-click “taskschd” file.

Method #5

Launch Control Panel. In the search box at the top, type task and hit “Enter” key. Click on the “Schedule tasks” link from the search results.


Create Task Scheduler Shortcut

Here, we will see the steps to create a Task Scheduler shortcut in the Windows 10 desktop. But remember that the steps are the same for creating a shortcut on File Explorer.

Right-click on your desktop’s blank area. Hover your mouse over “New.” Hit “Shortcut,” which you can find under “Folder.”

In the “Create Shortcut” pop-up, type taskschd.msc. Hit the “Next” button. Now, provide the name for the shortcut as per your liking if you don’t like the suggested name. Click on the “Finish” button.


I hope that this guide helps you create a shortcut for Task Scheduler or open Task Scheduler. Like the guide? Share it with your friends.

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Written by Thirumal raj. Check out more posts here: Windows 10.