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Repair Tasks v3.3

Rating:        Based on 95 ratings
Reviewed:  95 reviews
Downloads: 106207
Released: Sep 24, 2015
Updated: Jan 16, 2017 by Dijji
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Release Notes

This release fixes some usability issues, and also allows a task to be unplugged from Task Scheduler. In particular, you can now:
  • Repair a task using the zip file download without first unzipping it (note: this only works with the latest version of the zip file, downloadable from this page)
  • Backup and access task files in locations outside My Documents
  • Select a task which Scan or Repair reports as being in an error state, and unplug it from Task Scheduler
Also, a log file directory on which Task Scheduler depends will be automatically recreated if it has been deleted.

Reviews for this release

Thank you so much for creating this tool! It corrected most of my corruptions except for one, but I still have to put up with having to click "Okay" on a bunch of error messages in the Task Scheduler (too many to reiterated here) every time I open it. Probably due to leftovers from Windows 10? How do we get rid of those? I tried everything I found that you recommended to do, including using the file method that you recommended, as well as searching for the fix from the backup copy of the tasks, and a copy of all of the tasks from another Windows 7 system and drive, but none of them corrected the errors. I also "unplugged" the one error found upon re-scan; and, when I open the Task Scheduler, I still have to click "Okay" on about a half dozen error messages (again, too many to quote here). Can you please make this tool, or create another, that resolves all of those as well? Thanks again.
by Steppen_Wolf on Nov 10, 2015 at 6:07 PM
The issues mentioned here have all been resolved. See the parallel discussion thread:
Reply by Dijji (N/A) on Nov 12, 2015 at 5:04 PM
This is great and got rid of all my problems except the 5 that others mention .I downloaded Windows 7 tasks as advised but only get a page of script ? Where have I gone wrong Please advise someone .
by phoenix15 on Oct 12, 2015 at 2:58 PM
Once you have download the Windows7 file, open RepairTtasks, check the ‘Take tasks from backup’ radio button, then click Repair. In the dialog that opens, select the Windows7 file in its downloaded location. Confirmed as a solution in the parallel discussion thread:
Reply by Dijji (N/A) on Oct 14, 2015 at 2:41 PM
Incredibly helpful program for dealing with a Win10 -> Win7 downgrade. Note that the pop-up is not quite accurate saying to hit the "restore from Win7 radio button". There is no such button. Just select to restore (after you have done backup/restore on the other tasks) and then navigate to the zip file.
by tquid on Sep 28, 2015 at 8:36 PM
Oops! I have fixed this prompt and bumped the version from 3.1 to 3.2.
Reply by Dijji (N/A) on Sep 29, 2015 at 9:44 AM
Wish I knew a better way to tell you and people like me this thing worked like a champ. Followed the walk thru and had to run it a couple of times but the only things left after that was the 10 windows 10 files that don't matter. I tried to find info about this all day and luckily I found this and it worked 100% . Wish I could have given 10 stars
by slimpickin on Nov 9, 2017 at 5:36 AM
Thank you for the work you put into this - it saved me a lot of time to fix a bunch of corrupted tasks that I've been ignoring for a while. If I could tip you I would!
by pjammer11 on Aug 12, 2017 at 10:50 PM
Brilliant. Thanks for your hard work and public spirited gesture.
by Chris1940 on May 16, 2017 at 4:28 PM
Most Excellent! Thank you!!!
by RangerRik1 on Apr 26, 2017 at 12:05 AM
Thanks a lot! All problems have been repaired by using RepairTasks and Windows7 Tasks. Very easy with documentation, after so much researching the web and finding nothing useful.
by Hannah64 on Mar 28, 2017 at 10:16 PM
Awesome!! I've been battling this task problem for far too long. I researched it and found this program. It scanned and found 39 entries and fixed everything!!! THANK YOU!!!
by DaveInTrinity on Feb 17, 2017 at 11:52 PM
by mnorris6 on Feb 15, 2017 at 5:13 PM
One word...brilliant! 47 repaired and 5 repairs failed. Plugged in the Seagate external HD and it's backing up happily as I write this. Thank you.
by willowgumeagle on Jan 15, 2017 at 4:15 AM
This was a very big help. Thank you for your time!
by Fishsalt on Dec 18, 2016 at 3:43 PM
Really great that you released this to the public. Very philanthropic, truly appreciate it, made life a lot easier.
by 4EverTron on Dec 13, 2016 at 3:56 PM
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!
by korbike on Nov 21, 2016 at 2:58 PM
Thank you so much for this - I couldn't back up at all as it said it was corrupted but works fine now. Can't thank you enough.
by julieoapw on Nov 18, 2016 at 4:03 PM
thank you very much for this amazing tool.. it's very saved my time also helpful for me
by devanix on Nov 7, 2016 at 7:32 AM
Had 91 task scheduler errors, solved 60 leaving 31. Was unable to use Disk tools, Defrag etc.. unplugged remainging corrupt entries. All is seemingly good now. Thanks for your contributions to fixing Microsofts complete lack of giving a shit.
by kcbrende on Oct 28, 2016 at 8:26 PM
Very pleased with this repair tool - several errors repaired and left with three, there doesn't seem to be a problem with Task Manager any more. THANKS for this "cure", like others I joined to thank you Dijji.
by Thermionic on Oct 3, 2016 at 6:07 PM
Yes, I agree, awesome stuff. Used it and it failed to recover 4 tasks. Used the zip file and recovered the rest. Everything running smoothly again. Thanks for app!
by Eternalstudent on Sep 21, 2016 at 2:23 PM
Thank you so much for this. Completely resolved my Windows 7 task scheduler issue. Very grateful for your trouble :)
by Shumbalana on Sep 21, 2016 at 1:43 AM
Fixed an issue we had never seen before. Mahalo!
by 808computers on Sep 19, 2016 at 10:22 PM
This quickly and EASILY fixed ALL task scheduler issues I had on a machine that was originally Vista Ultimate, then 7 Ult, then 10 Pro. None of the scheduled tasks including Windows upgrading to the newer versions was happening. This fixed it! I had been fixing these issues manually so this was a godsend. THANK YOU!!!
by astroman87 on Sep 16, 2016 at 7:37 PM
This was amazing! It allowed be to first backup all of the tasks and then repaired all of my corrupted tasks in seconds. Thank you so much!
by coastalcraig on Sep 13, 2016 at 7:55 PM
My initial problem was the inability to backup after having reverted from W10 back to W7. This possible solution was brought to my attention via Windows Community Discussion. I am no "wizz kid" re. computers so i read the main explanation and then, with some trepidation, followed the Walk-through list. BINGO, it worked. Some 80 repair tasks were identified, of which all were repaired except as predicted, 11 tasks remained unrepaired, to be safely ignored. My Bitdefender security was not too happy with what was happening, also several "permission requests" flashed on the taskbar during the process, which unnerved me a little, but all ended well. I was more than happy then, to waste 90 mins. watching my laptop backup again! Dijji, you are a genius. I am so grateful to you for freely sharing the results of all the work you put in to develop this solution. I find it difficult to believe Microsoft would be unaware of the Registry problems that would result in reverting back from W10 to W7, and amazed at their failure to circumvent same. Again Dijji, many thanks and all the best for the future.
by isthatso on Aug 29, 2016 at 10:51 PM
I love this! It fixed my task scheduler issues, and my backup issues. I really really love you. lol
by Oizrop on Aug 25, 2016 at 4:43 AM
My backup problem developed months ago when I attempted to install Win10 on my Win7 machine. The upgrade failed on it's own and it automatically reverted to back to Win7 and that's when the backup failures started. I ignored the problem until 3 weeks ago I was finally able to upgrade to Win10. When I checked Task Scheduler to see if problems were fixed I got over 150 errors. I tried the manual regedit fixes recommended on several websites and after hours and hours of deleting I gave up. I then found a trial utility, Windows 10 Manager, that fixed all but 49 of the errors. Then I came across Repair Tasks v3.3 and ran it. I noticed that this utility was made primarily to repair the Task Scheduler when restoring system to WIN7 or WIN8 after an unwanted WIN10 upgrade. I ran the program and it fixed 28 of the errors but was unable to repair 21 Windows Media Center errors. It gave the error that it could not create an file that already existed. I remember reading that WIN10 does not use Windows Media Center anymore and so I deleted all 21 lines in registry that referenced the Windows Media Center and now the Task Scheduler Works as does Windows Backup.
by DarrylTrimm on Aug 20, 2016 at 2:47 AM
Hmm, perhaps I should do some testing of windows 10 scenarios, and see if Repair Tasks can be more useful there. Also, note that deleting the registry entries is exactly what ‘Unplug Task’ does, so that might have been an easier way to solve your problem.
Reply by Dijji (N/A) on Aug 20, 2016 at 6:58 PM
Thank you for totally saving me from the continuing misery that Microsoft's unasked for upgrade to Windows 10 has caused me. It was bad enough that I had just restored my PC, due to OS instability issues, having to repurchase a license for Windows 7 pro and doing a fresh reinstall. I couldn't believe that Windows Update went ahead and installed 10 without my permission. After reverting back to 7, I have been fixing up issues here and there, but I could not resolve the backup issue, despite many attempts. Repair Tasks v3.3 saved the day for me!
by tenderkeep on Aug 11, 2016 at 1:49 AM
An excellent tool which sorted out my last remaining issues rolling back three Windows Media Center systems which had been briefly upgraded to 'lock-in' the Win10 activation key. Well written, easy and reliable UI, perfect for the job. I ran into one small problem with a self-created task that had been created, which ran under my local user ID. This refused to repair, either in-place or from a backup, because the system said the password was incorrect. I edited the backup file for that task and changed the <LogonType> type from 'Password' to 'InteractiveToken'. After this, it repaired fine and I was then able to reset the user/password from within Task Scheduler. If any further work is being done in the future, I'd suggest: - Add a .xml suffix to exported tasks to make then easier to view/edit in Notepad - Remember the directory path when repairing tasks from a backup, to save having to navigate to the backup folder each time a fresh repair is attempted - Use the OpenFileDialog (with IsFolderPicker=True) instead of the horrible FolderBrowserDialog when selecting a backup folder
by eddyc on Aug 9, 2016 at 10:13 AM
Thank you for the kind words, and particularly the excellent feedback. I’m not sure I agree on renaming the backups with a .xml suffix, as I think a backup should be as exactly like the original as possible, but I think your other two suggestions are very sound. I should have done it that way in the first place!
Reply by Dijji (N/A) on Aug 20, 2016 at 6:53 PM
Thank you so much. I am just so grateful. You have saved me from major depression. When i went to backup my computer this morning nothing worked. I just didn't know how i would cope when i read all the Microsoft solutions. I am an amateur. I don't touch the registry. Then I found you program, and the most excellent, helpful discussions and wonderfully clear instructions. One night recently after i had been working on the computer, i went to cook dinner, watched the news on the TV and then when i went back to my computer there was message on it telling me that it had upgraded to Windows 10 ner ner ne ner ner! I lost hours reading up about that and eventually reverted to my Windows 7 only to have task problems. I have again lost hours reading up what to do about the tasks. Microsoft owe me heaps. But then I found you Dijji. I love your work. I send you many best wishes.
by brolga on Jul 29, 2016 at 2:53 AM
I was DREADING having to deal with the MASS of errored out tasks after the Win10 update. Hell, just clicking to close the error alerts when I opened the Task Scheduler was more than I wanted to do. So I was THRILLED to find your program to handle the mess. Your documentation was excellent,and the program resolved nearly all of the ridiculous amount of issues I was facing. THANKS for providing this to the community.
by flatulentdog on Jul 22, 2016 at 10:39 AM
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Wow, what a life saver and time saver. Perfect example of a person taking a little extra time to help others and saving literally hundreds or thousands of hours. Worked perfectly and I am now backing up my system as we speak. Oh, did I mention, THANK YOU!
by goiderman on Jul 18, 2016 at 10:53 PM
Thank you a thousand times!! I too had an aggressive Windows 10 update take over my computer no matter how carefulyl or strenuously (I thought) I tried to prevent the automatic back up- it happened. There were an additional 5 items along with the 11 you mentioned. They are all "Task Image Corrupt". Below is the entire report Task not installed: Microsoft\Windows\AppID\EDP Policy Manager Task not installed: Microsoft\Windows\AppID\SmartScreenSpecific Task not installed: Microsoft\Windows\CertificateServicesClient\AikCertEnrollTask Task not installed: Microsoft\Windows\CertificateServicesClient\CryptoPolicyTask Task not installed: Microsoft\Windows\CertificateServicesClient\KeyPreGenTask Task image corrupt: Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\KernelCeipTask Task image corrupt: Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\UsbCeip Task not installed: Microsoft\Windows\Location\WindowsActionDialog Task not installed: Microsoft\Windows\MemoryDiagnostic\RunFullMemoryDiagnostic Task image corrupt: Microsoft\Windows\Power Efficiency Diagnostics\AnalyzeSystem Task not installed: Microsoft\Windows\Shell\FamilySafetyMonitor Task not installed: Microsoft\Wind
by EdisonFarmgirl on Jul 16, 2016 at 1:33 AM
It looks like there wasn’t room to fit the entire list in a review. A Discussion is usually better for this sort of thing. I will say though, that the entries marked ‘Task image corrupt’ should be fixable using the zip file. Note that you need to reference the zip file without unzipping it, otherwise tasks like these, whose names contain blanks, will not be repaired.
Reply by Dijji (N/A) on Jul 18, 2016 at 11:08 AM
Since May, I haven't been able to backup my computer on my external hard drive until it was suggested that the Task Scheduler may be corrupted. Sure enough, it was. It probably happened some time ago when my computer tried to automatically upgrade to Windows 10. I stopped at the middle of that upgrade. Anyway, I came across this and decided to try this. What is there to lose? After less than 5 minutes, everything but 4 files has been repaired. What a relief!
by VivianDickess on Jul 14, 2016 at 7:47 PM
Thank You SOOOOO Much! Dell couldn't help... at all... so I started searching for a way to fix over 50 Task Scheduler conflicts and out of complete desperation I tried your software - and it worked like a charm! THANKS for an awesome program! :)
by kelly7952 on Jul 12, 2016 at 8:26 PM
Dijji ROCKS! Computer at work upgraded on its own to Windows 10. I clicked on option we don't want upgrade and it automatically reverted back to Windows 7. Next backup I got error 0x80041321. I did a search and found Dijji automated repair. I just downloaded fearing the worst. It repaired almost all Task errors and I am running a Windows Backup right now. YES! Thanks so much Dijji. I had to register to say thanks. This is definitely 5 star.
by WIN10to7Fixed on Jul 1, 2016 at 6:18 PM
What a great piece of software. Very clear instructions even for an old man who is not confident with computer things. It just does what it says it will do. Suddenly my backups are working just like they always used to. Thank you so much. So pleased I found it.
by Charbottle on Jun 27, 2016 at 12:09 PM
I had to create an account just to say how much I appreciate this program. I did the 10 upgrade, down to 7 which screwed up a bunch of my tasks, then back to 10, then last night a windows update rebooted my machine and task scheduler was completely dead. I ran this and now my computer is whole again. Thank you so much!
by JohnStudebaker on Jun 23, 2016 at 2:12 PM
I can't thank you enough for this tool. WIN 10 installed while I was asleep even though I kept shutting off. I did revert back to WIN 7 and thought all was good until it wasn't. Pretty much the same story as others. Your directions were perfectly written and I had the 11 remaining WIN10 tasks when done. If you are still monitoring, do I keep the AAAAATASK folder intact as is or do I delete it or move it? Again, thank you between MSN'S push for WIN10 and Apple's last itunes update it's been a tough few weeks. Your fix made life much better - rather "priceless" moving forward!
by WileydCote on Jun 22, 2016 at 6:49 AM
Thanks for the kind words! You are done with AAAAATASK and can delete it.
Reply by Dijji (N/A) on Jun 22, 2016 at 11:41 AM
Fixed all the problems with corrupt tasks after an aborted upgrade to Windows 10. With 42 tasks to do this automated routine saved me a great deal of time and work. Documentation was superb, I could easily follow steps and fix the problem, not even a computer re-start needed. Thank you
by djsut135 on Jun 17, 2016 at 12:41 PM
. It repaired 75 tasks correctly! However, I had to kill about 24 dialogue window requests to delete some excel com add ons and delete some other programs after about 36 successful repairs. I did so and then it repaired all but about 16 programs. ALL of these were successfully repaired from That's damn awesome and good coding save whatever buffer overrun caused the mis-performance when there were so many tasks to repair. thank you for saving me having to deal with Win10 and buying new software. You saved my a*. Thank you!!!
by DrDoctor on Jun 17, 2016 at 5:44 AM
You rock. With all the 7 rollbacks I've been doing this is the best app ever. Only thing that would be nice is if you program would detect windows 7 and auto hide the 11 that show up. Thanks again for a great app.
by timmiet on Jun 10, 2016 at 2:04 AM
Very fast and effective would recommend to anyone bottom line I LOVE IT! Goodjob!
by natezoom on Jun 6, 2016 at 8:48 PM
THIS IS AWESOME - THANK YOU SO MUCH! (If you want something to add for a new release "Delete task completely" can be useful to clean out corrupted, but unneeded user tasks). I hope Microsoft buys your company - they should!
by jeffw_00 on Jun 5, 2016 at 6:50 PM
Wow! Just wow! I'm almost speechless. Worked like a charm, thank you, thank you, thank you! May you be blessed with riches, many cattle, wives and children!
by aauummm on May 31, 2016 at 3:28 AM
Life saver! I had 70 tasks I would've had to hand-fix without this tool.
by IamLRE on May 26, 2016 at 11:12 PM
Dude I can't thank you enough. I've been in IT for 20+ yrs and a hard fast rule was computers don't win, I do! That being said, my wife upgraded to Win10 and a week later decided no thx. Tried rollback to 7 and task problems abounded and no backups allowed. I beat my brains out trying to fix it (unsuccessfully). I was on the verge of finally admitting defeat after all these yrs when I found your page. D/L Repairtask 56 task errors later plus 5 it didn't fix ( got them) and my reputation is intact and so is my home life. Once again THANK YOU!
by drmiler on May 4, 2016 at 7:34 AM
Without giving too much away, I completely get this. Very funny, and also deeply gratifying. Thank you.
Reply by Dijji (N/A) on May 13, 2016 at 5:33 PM
Thank you for providing this tool. I was a bit apprehensive about downloading and using as I am really a novice. It repaired 46 errors from backup and the remaining 5 from the win7 zip file. Thanks a million.
by tombryce on Apr 26, 2016 at 4:37 PM
OMG! I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH for writing and releasing this software!!! It was simple to understand, worked perfectly and fixed every single one of my 48 Task Scheduler errors. I recommend anyone to use this if they are suffering from Task Scheduler rollback errors. Clean, legitimate and extremely useful. My only regret is that it was necessary for you to release this at all. Microsoft should NEVER have risked leaving peoples machines so vulnerable and the rollback system should correctly reinstated the tasks, or at the very least they should have released and official FIXIT themselves. Microsoft 0/10 - Very poor show! Dijji 10/10 - Simply the best!
by gulliwog on Apr 25, 2016 at 11:29 AM
Thanks a million! Saved me a lot of "Microsoft company waste over a month of my life computer issues" time! Worked like a charm. No unresolved tasks. Kudos to you man!
by servent1 on Apr 20, 2016 at 8:33 PM
Thank you so much!!! I wish I could charge Microsoft for all the problems they caused me with their Windows 10 upgrade which upgraded automatically and which I NEVER WANTED!! You, however, saved the day with this very helpful fix!! The directions were easy to follow and solved my problem completely.
by rfaithnelson on Apr 14, 2016 at 3:22 AM
Thank you so much! You saved me a bunch of time.
by tiriansdoor on Apr 12, 2016 at 4:36 AM
This did exactly what it says on the tin. I'm often nervous about dl'ing little known apps (I don't have the programming chops to look at source and know if it's nefarious or not), but Dijji's program is the bomb! The documentation is clear and succinct and the program fixed every single task quickly, simply and with no extra fuss. I had 20 tasks left after the initial recycle fix, but the fix from backup then fixed all of them. I'm very glad to have found it after backing out of the now _forced_ windows 10 upgrade by refusing the EULA. Much thanks for taking the time and make, release and maintain this software Dijji!
by wolf99 on Apr 4, 2016 at 10:39 AM
Thank you for taking the time to help us out! RepairTasks worked perfectly! It even had precisely 11 leftover, unrepaired tasks, just as you said it would. What a relief! After finding the desktop (Win7 32-bit) 48% into an unauthorized download of Win 10 (which we'd been refusing for months), I was forced to let it continue the download. I refused the agreement, which is supposed to just roll-back the computer to the previous OS, but there was one problem after another-- unable to backup, all the restore points gone, language bar gone...everything related to a task said it was either not there or corrupted, but sfc /scannow found no integrity violations!. Finally, I found the small print somewhere saying that residual Win10 was probably the culprit, and then I found CodePlex. I am not an IT person, but the instructions were perfect and now everything is working properly again. Thanks!
by pkarydas on Mar 21, 2016 at 2:18 PM
Thank you very, very much! Your directions were explicit and the steps easy to follow. On the first scan I had 125 problems. Repairing with 'Recycle existing tasks' took care of 94. With the download of the Windows 7 Task Files, the Repair with 'Take tasks from backup' repaired 20 more. The remaining 11 tasks are just as you listed, leftover tasks from Windows 10. I appreciate this solution because the Windows 10 Answer Desk said they could not help me unless I had a paid technical support subscription. Shame on Microsoft. Incidentally, Windows 10 was downloaded and installed on my laptop without my permission as part of 'automatic updates.' It is a six-year-old Dell that is incompatible with Windows 10, and I have now taken steps to uninstall and hide the update so it doesn't happen again.
by Shurocky on Mar 12, 2016 at 7:40 PM
Magnificent! I used RepairTasks on Windows 10 x64 Pro (after migration of Win7 towards Win10, then Win10 towards Win7 and finally return to Win10). In a single pass, my Task Scheduler became again totally operational. Congratulation and many many thanks !
by Gilles41 on Mar 10, 2016 at 12:55 PM
Thank you so much for creating this program and posting it here. After rolling back to Windows 7 from Windows 10 , I was plagued with multiple task errors and could not back up my computer. After googling the problem, I tried several other strategies suggested elsewhere to no avail. This app, together with its clear documentation, quickly fixed the problem.
by biotrekker on Mar 9, 2016 at 1:37 PM
I do not who Dijji is or where in the universe Dijji is - but I THANK YOU MORE THAN YOU KNOW for the Repair Tasks exe file that I successfully ran last night to back up my hard drive. I too like others who have posted went back to Windows 7 after trying unsuccessfully using Windows 10. Without this information that you have posted,I have no idea what I would have done. My machine got rid of 71 and left me with 31 [whatever they are] still on my machine - BUT I could do a back-up. Thank you very much again.
by delre on Feb 27, 2016 at 8:35 PM
Thank you for all your efforts. This finally FIXED my W7 task scheduler, after all these years I been fixing Windows for a living and this so so simple yet took me soooooooooooooo long to find. Now that I know, ALL my clients machines will be fixed too. Can I substitute the XMLs for W8 to fix W8 problems also?
by CaptainK on Feb 27, 2016 at 1:34 AM
Yes, you can use Repair Tasks with Windows 8 XML files if you are repairing a Windows 8 system. The process is unchanged: first try recycling tasks, then take them from a backup. When prompted for a folder containing backups, specify a folder containing Windows 8 task files. The program will look for each task file by name in two places: the root folder, and in a folder with the full path, e.g. ‘\Microsoft\Windows\Autochk\Proxy’. You will not be able to use a standard zip file, should you create one, as RepairTasks depends only on the zip file support built into the Windows7 OS, which is limited to consuming zip files built using System.IO.Packaging.Package.
Reply by Dijji (N/A) on Feb 29, 2016 at 10:52 AM
Thank you! Worked like a charm!
by LakuPope on Feb 18, 2016 at 7:40 AM
Almost exhausted explanation and clear work
by kkechech on Feb 4, 2016 at 8:11 PM
Thank you very much, Dijji. This solved my issues. My Task Scheduler works again without any corrupted tasks. I failed to follow instructions and "unplug" tasks before removing them manually, which means I probably left phantom registry entries. However, all works well now. Thanks you!!
by orbach1 on Jan 31, 2016 at 1:25 PM
Excellent bit of kit which saved me hours after a failed win7 to 10 upgrade (stuck at 'we'll be ready soon' .. yeah, right) was reversed and left the scheduled tasks completely knotted. It didn't manage to unwind the problems with a few tasks where the Win10 version used different .dll (power performance monitor was one), but I fixed those manually. The backup of vanilla Win7 standard tasks was a big help too. Would send money, but please have kudos (or Microsoft scalps?!) instead. I actually bothered to dredge out my MS login, and register for codeplex, just so I could say how much I appreciate this!
by GSV3MiaC on Jan 31, 2016 at 12:32 PM
I normally don't comment on others work however, you deserve more than one atta-boy for Repair Tasks. After going back to Win7 from a 10 upgrade, I wasn't aware of the task corruption that had occurred. Thank you so much for this tool as it saved me so many hours of repair.
by Jerry2306 on Jan 30, 2016 at 5:46 PM
Yes! You rock :) This works great, instructions are clear and to the point and it gets the job done. Thank you so much!
by arawkins on Jan 27, 2016 at 1:05 AM
Thankyou for this tool. I am not a techo and was lost with the other website forums explaining how to fix this error. I found your site and held my breath as I ran your program and trusted that it wouldn't make matters worse. Thankfully it found 100 + errors and repairs all but 39 of them. At least I can back up now. Thanks again, I only registered so that I could give you a review as I am so pleased.
by Sherlock59 on Jan 27, 2016 at 1:05 AM
I gave this 5 stars. When I came back to Windows 7 from 10 I found that they had deleted my old windows files and left me with nothing but the restore back to windows 7 and it was full of errors. Thank you so much for this. It found 105 errors and only 1 that it didn't fix!!! WOO-HOO That was amazing! Creating a restore point and a back up right now :)
by Shari on Jan 25, 2016 at 6:28 AM
After downloading windows 10 and then going back to windows 7 my back up came back with error message. I down loaded the Repair Tasks and now my back up works fine. Thank you for your help.
by rfmiller on Jan 23, 2016 at 5:35 PM
Thankyou !! Fix 0x80041313 /object did find &, fix were too diffcault for me..
by RPC449 on Jan 22, 2016 at 10:30 PM
Thank you so much for your effort in order to save many people a lot of time and headaches! I am as well a victim of the Windows 10 experiment. Out of 103 corrupted tasks on my system, in less than a minute this tool recycled 71 of them and restored another 21 from the fresh-system-backup you provide. And the remaining 11 tasks were listed as Windows-10-only-tasks in the list you provide as well and could be deleted manually. However, I'm a little disappointed that I can't find a donate-button somewhere on the page! ;)
by vamPierchen on Jan 22, 2016 at 10:09 AM
Thanks for a terrific piece of work. It solved the Schedule chaos caused by downgrading from Windows 10. Full marks to you. Zero marks to Microsoft.
by Nquisitive on Jan 20, 2016 at 11:24 AM
if I had to repair each task individually it would have taken a lot of time, thanks a lot for your contribution, still few tasks to work out individually left
by stepic7SP on Jan 12, 2016 at 6:56 PM
Works as expected. Excellent! It does everything that it says it does (and nothing more), it is verbose, it is maintained, it tells me to back up, it writes a log. Such well-behaved software is rare these days. I created an account here simply to review this. With your tool I have avoided MANY hours of frustration. Thank you very much for sharing this!
by ino7 on Jan 12, 2016 at 4:41 PM
This worked for me after reverting from Windows 10 to Windows 7 with 131 corrupted tasks. I followed all the instructions and am left with the expected (no problem) 11 tasks.
by mickeymoo29 on Jan 9, 2016 at 10:45 AM
Why didn't Microsoft do this automatically? I think they should hire you so users will have a much better experience without having to search the internet for ways to fix what they broke. Excellent tool. Thank you!
by SGP on Jan 3, 2016 at 1:34 PM
You have saved me! I could not run defrag or system restore. I followed your instructions step-by-step. Now my corrupted files are restored.
by Joel44 on Dec 31, 2015 at 4:17 PM
Perfect! Worked exactly as described, including the 5 tasks that needed to be loaded from the zip file. Many thanks.
by herpbert on Dec 31, 2015 at 6:20 AM
How refreshing to find free software that does what it says, and says what it does in plain English. Many thanks for a great job!
by bobfo67 on Dec 21, 2015 at 5:07 PM
When I run this program to do the repair of all tasks I get the error message that Repair Tasks has stopped working. This repair problem has been driving me crazy. What am I doing wrong?
by akomenski on Dec 18, 2015 at 8:16 PM
How far do you get? Does the failure occur when you open the program? After you have started a Scan, perhaps? Do you see any output at all? Please open a discussion or an issue and I will try to help.
Reply by Dijji (N/A) on Dec 20, 2015 at 2:59 PM
I love you, and I would like to give you cash for this. Fixed my task scheduler issues preventing backups in seconds.
by SirBobbyDanger on Dec 15, 2015 at 6:32 PM
No cash is required - I’m just happy that you’re pleased.
Reply by Dijji (N/A) on Dec 18, 2015 at 11:20 AM
Many weeks of searching the net and I even took my all in one to a repair shop and no help to be had. Then I decided to try this and OMGosh the repair was completed in a few minutes! I still have those 5 corrupted tasks others have mentioned and will repair them with windows tasks zip. I could not be more pleased! Thank you!
by pricetag1 on Dec 12, 2015 at 1:54 AM
Amazing! Works great!
by Feflik on Nov 28, 2015 at 11:44 PM
I just wanted to say thank you for helping me sort out the issue with reverting back to windows 7 I am now happily backing up my system, with your help. i don't really understand much about computers. Thank you
by Jeanibeanie on Nov 21, 2015 at 5:12 PM
Simply Outstanding! Major Kudos to the author. Microsoft needs to hire this guy
by canaled on Nov 21, 2015 at 11:39 AM
Fantastic, fixed all the task scheduler issues caused by reverting back to Win7 from Win10. Simple to use and very effective, thanks !!!!
by currob on Nov 18, 2015 at 8:15 AM
This dude is one clever cookie. Fantastic codex, does exactly what it says on the tin. Props to Dijji.
by amit2030 on Nov 16, 2015 at 10:44 PM
***** Absolutely outstanding! I have been tearing my hair out over this one. Yes, I went from Windows V7 to V10, and then reverted back to V7. I had to revert because there was a blinking display issue when I migrated to V10. Once I was back on V7 I realized that I had backup issues which led to the corrupt files when the scheduler was run. This code is a GodSend. Thank you so much for all of your efforts in developing this wonderful fix. Just for the record, I had about 40 corrupted tasks, and after running the utility I had 4 left over. Worked through the remaining 4 and now I have a scheduler back and a system that can actually do some backups. Thank you again!!
by rschneid168 on Nov 13, 2015 at 8:00 PM
THANKS A MILLION TIMES! I reverted back from Windows 10 and these problems started to occur. I was unable to run the Windows backup program. Microsoft should be paying you for fixing the mess they created.
by dysonlu on Nov 11, 2015 at 1:22 AM
Worked really well. Left 5 issues that look like tasks from Win10. Appreciate your putting this together.
by rjsconssupport73 on Nov 6, 2015 at 4:48 PM
Excellent!!! Repaired 51 out of 55 scheduled tasks. Funny that no one mentions this problem with downgrade from W10 to W7.
by dpnelsonl2001 on Nov 4, 2015 at 10:52 PM
It resolved the issue fast, in Windows 7 Scheduler image corrupt or being tampered with. It found 77 tasks corrupted. It would have been taken hours to resolve the issue manually.
by Medico on Oct 25, 2015 at 12:19 AM
Great work Dijji! This might be a slightly off-label use, but after upgrading win7 to win10, downgrading and then upgrading again, I had all of 98 "unsupported or invalid task" popups to close every time I opened task scheduler. Repair Tasks 3.2 fixed all but 3 of them and it was a simple matter to manually move the 3 tasks it couldn't access and rerun Repair tasks to zap the lot. After manually disabling the redundant tasks (They were nearly all in only two folders) task scheduler seems good as new. Saved hours of manual labour – many thanks!
by SteveCain on Oct 18, 2015 at 4:19 AM
Really usefull. Very goog job.
by tomazeyu on Oct 7, 2015 at 7:54 PM
dear Dijji, Excellent job! As already mentioned, saves a lot of precious time, and Microsoft should embed your software as a behind-the-scene script in the procedure to revert from Windows 10 to Windows 7. Once again, bravo! Philippe (France)
by MRGENOUX on Oct 6, 2015 at 8:46 AM
Solved the task scheduler problems from Win10 -> Win7 downgrade in less than a minute, and saved me hours of work and research (consider myself lucky I found this early on in researhing the problem). Many thanks!
by jxxxxxk on Oct 4, 2015 at 3:41 AM
yea! It worked - got rid of those last 5 pesky task issues and parameter thingies-I had the same issue tquid did first time through. However, when I ran BOTH the Repair Tasks AND the Windows 7 Tasks from zip, no problem and it got rid of previously bum tasks. Didn't extract either one, just did run on the RepairTasks,zip *.exe file and then it gave me the option to select from the Windows7 and I was able to click on the zip folder in total and was put through the process.
by claudiad2 on Sep 29, 2015 at 2:05 AM