4 replies on How to rename a Windows task created with Task Scheduler

  1. Bill Baldwin says:

    Thank you! I deviated from your directions in one respect. The task I wanted to rename was complicated and had several steps. I couldn’t bring myself to delete it until I was sure my copy worked. So I imported the task under a new name first. I confirmed that it worked. THEN I deleted the original.

  2. jonathan says:

    Use software Batch Rename Files Tool. You can easily found hier BatchRenameFiles.org.

  3. mkamoski says:

    I appreciate the workaround. It is boggling to me that MS did not think about offering a built-in and direct way to rename a Task. Oh well. This workaround works nicely. Thanks. — Mark Kamoski

  4. David Harding says:

    That reason for not being able to rename is stupid even by Microsoft standards. It a virus renames the tasks, they will still run just the same as they always did. We can change all other aspects but not the name. The fact is that Microsoft just never bothered to do it for the very reason that they forgot to code it, and couldn’t be bothered to re-do it because the name is trivial, and functionally unimportant. ‘Security reasons” total rubbish.

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