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Use Task Scheduler To Clean Your PC: Part 2

In part 1 of this article, we began to process of using task scheduler to automatically set up disk cleanup on your PC. If you haven’t read part 1 yet, click here. [1]

By the end of the tutorial, you can also find the paths and arguments to run CCleaner, shutdown and restart your computer, backup the Documents folder and open a custom session in Chrome or Firefox.

Step one: simply name your task and optionally add a description for it. After you are done, click Next.

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Step two: set when the task will run. We have plenty of options here. In this case, I am choosing a weekly defrag after midnight, so I’m sure that it’s completed by the time I wake up.

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Step three: now it’s time to set up the action. In Windows 7, apart from starting a program, you can also display a message or send an e-mail. Both of this actions are deactivated in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10, so despite appearing as an option to select in the action screen, they are useless.

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Okay, now that we’ve decided to start a program, it’s time to get down to business and defrag the disk. We’ll walk you through that step-by-step in part 3 of this series.

~ Hernan Escalante