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Renaming task problems in Windows 7

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:08 pm
by justsomeguy6575
In Windows 7 if I setup a task in R-Drive it is automatically given the name "R-Drive Image task #1" and shows up in windows Task Scheduler with that name. This isn't very meaningful so I rename the task in r-drive and would expect that it would reflect that change in the windows Task Scheduler but it doesn't. If I edit this now renamed task in r-drive (say change the schedule time) r-drive creates a new task in windows Task Scheduler with the new name and the changes to the task I made. The big problem is that the original "R-Drive Image task #1" is left in the windows task scheduler.

In one install I setup about 6 different backup tasks. I have to rename these to something relevant since "R-Drive Image task #1", "R-Drive Image task #2" ect... means nothing to me. Now unless I go in and edit each task the tasks with the new names never shows up in windows task scheduler. If I do edit the tasks so the new names show up in windows task scheduler I end up with a bunch of "R-Drive Image task #1", "R-Drive Image task #2" etc... in windows task scheduler that I have to go in and delete by hand otherwise I get duplicate backup jobs competing with each other.

I use to use r-drive in windows XP and this was never a problem, it worked perfectly. In windows 7 it is a big hassle to manage backup tasks.

Re: Renaming task problems in Windows 7

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:57 am
by justsomeguy6575
I realize that windows 7 does not allow directly renaming a scheduled task. The work around for the is to export, rename the file then import the task back. R-Drive should be able do this behind the scenes when I rename within r-drive. Or R-Drive should delete the old task and create a new one with the new name.

Re: Renaming task problems in Windows 7

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:33 am
by Alt
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