The [The selected task “{0}” no longer exists…] issue

Good morning AskPerf! Over the past couple of years, our customers have opened Support Cases and created forum posts  on the following error when opening Task Scheduler on Windows 7 clients and Windows 2008 R2 Servers:

The selected task “{0}” no longer exists. To see the current tasks, click Refresh.


After you click OK to the additional messages, Scheduled Tasks will disappear:


Note your tasks are actually there, but because of this issue, they cannot be seen in the GUI.

There have been multiple resolutions to resolve this issue, however the fix below may be the easiest:

    1. Re-create the missing Scm folder under “%windir%\System32\LogFiles


  1. Restart your machine

You should now be able to open Task Scheduler and see your tasks, or at the very least, find the particular task that is triggering this error.

Unfortunately, we are unsure why the Scm folder is getting removed, but can speculate Malware, an Administrator cleaning up files/folders, etc.

If this does not resolve your issue, check the blog post below which points to other resolutions by our forum members.

Error message 'The selected task "{0}" no longer exists. To see the current tasks, click Refresh’

Note this blog post will be updated as new information becomes available.


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