How to View and Clear Task Scheduler History in Windows

Hoping to clear or view your Task Scheduler history in Windows? We’ll show you exactly where your history is, and how to get rid of it.

View and Clear Task Scheduler History

Task Scheduler is a Windows application that enables your computer to run automated daily tasks. Specific applications will occasionally use this to run updates or do other things, like disk cleanup. If you want to view what tasks are in your Scheduler, you can do so from the Task Scheduler menu. This guide will show you how to view and clear task scheduler history in Windows 10 and 11. 

How to View and Clear Task Scheduler History in Windows

To view and clear Task Scheduler history in Windows, use the search function to open the Task Scheduler window. Click Enable All Tasks History, then use the center window to view a history of your tasks. To delete a task in Task Scheduler, right-click the item, then press Delete

If all this seems confusing, see our step-by-step instructions on how to view and clear Task Scheduler history in Windows 10 and 11 below. 

  1. Type Task Scheduler in the search in your taskbar. 
  2. Click Task Scheduler
View and Clear Task Scheduler History
  1. On the right, click Enable All Tasks History
View and Clear Task Scheduler History
  1. Search for the tasks in the center screen that you want to delete. 
  2. Right-click the task, then click Delete
View and Clear Task Scheduler History

Now you know how to view and clear your Task Scheduler history in Windows. 

FAQ

What does Task Scheduler do?

Task Scheduler enables you to perform automated tasks at specific times during the day. Programs you use can use Task Scheduler to set up automatic triggers to enable certain functions, like automatically scanning for updates when you open a program. 

How do I open Task Scheduler?

To open Task Scheduler, type Task Scheduler in the search at your bottom taskbar. 

How do I use Windows Task Scheduler?

You can set up different tasks within Task Scheduler by setting a Trigger, then setting up a resulting action. Some of this requires some computer knowledge, so don’t try to set up tasks unless you know what you’re doing. 

Is Task Scheduler in Windows 10?

Yes, Task Scheduler is on Windows 10 and Windows 11. 

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