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How to create automated task?

  1. #1


    Santiago
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Professional MC

    How to create automated task?


    Hello, my name is Franco and I'm in need of your help.
    Well basically I download a lot of junk which I forget to delete, so I want to create a task that automates deletion of the files each
    month, I know you can do it through the Task Scheduler, but I do not know the specific steps for what I want to do.

    So, I covered that, now I ask you, can you help me?

    (PD: I'm a spanish speaker, so if anything is not comprehensive please tell me.)

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    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Unless you send the 'Junk' to the Recycle Bin yourself, I don't think you'll find a program to automatically pick random files to delete for you. If you decrease the size of the Recycle Bin, items will be deleted automatically.
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    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    System Scheduler may be easier than using task scheduler directly:
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  4. #4


    Santiago
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Professional MC


    Is there any batch file I can make that deletes all the files in Downloads. That way I think I can make it run with the normal task scheduler.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Sirfranco4 View Post
    Is there any batch file I can make that deletes all the files in Downloads. That way I think I can make it run with the normal task scheduler.
    One thing I don't delve into is mass deletions. All risk with no upside. If you can figure out Task Scheduler I'm sure you can figure out the del command.
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    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Sirfranco4 View Post
    Is there any batch file I can make that deletes all the files in Downloads. That way I think I can make it run with the normal task scheduler.
    You could try using 'SDSelete' from MSTech: SDelete
    then create a .bat file, eg.: sdelete -p 35 -s -a "C:\Users\(user)\Downloads"
    then run that as an automated task.
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  7. #7


    Santiago
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Professional MC


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sirfranco4 View Post
    Is there any batch file I can make that deletes all the files in Downloads. That way I think I can make it run with the normal task scheduler.
    You could try using 'SDSelete' from MSTech: SDelete
    then create a .bat file, eg.: sdelete -p 35 -s -a "C:\Users\(user)\Downloads"
    then run that as an automated task.
    Hopefully that'll work, thanks. I'll try to report on January to see if it worked, if I forget to report, you can say it worked.
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