Windows 10: Running a script on file deletion with task scheduler.

Discus and support Running a script on file deletion with task scheduler. in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I'm trying to figure out how to run a (python) script whenever any file is deleted with task scheduler. I tried googling but with no success, all I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Vermonto, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. Running a script on file deletion with task scheduler.


    I'm trying to figure out how to run a (python) script whenever any file is deleted with task scheduler. I tried googling but with no success, all I found out was that the event ID for file deletion is 4660 I think, and it's probably under security logs. The problem is that under the logs for the trigger on event option, there are like 15 different security logs and I have no clue which one it would be on. Does anyone know the log that windows logs file deletion and the event ID for it? I don't care which file is deleted or who deleted it, just that a file was deleted. Is it possible for me to make my own log that keeps track of that and just select that one?

    Any help is appreciated, Thank you!

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    /u/Vermonto, Nov 15, 2020
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  2. Running a VB Script File Using Windows 10 Task Scheduler

    Please post your current version of the script.

    Note also that I'll be off the air for a whole week, starting this coming Sunday evening. With your response cycle of one reply per day, you are unlikely to solve your problem anytime soon. This is aggravated by you consistenly posting insufficient information
    (e.g. repeatedly not posting your script, not posting numbers of problem lines, taking numerous attempts to post the exported xml file etc. etc.). You need to remember that respondents cannot see your screen.

    Lastly - you are trying to use the Task Scheduler to launch a script to open an Excel file to launch a macro. This is an extremely ambitious task. It is also not a good way to do things. A script can do everything that a macro can, and more, but more simply.
    Forget about the macro. Here are the steps you should take:

    • Get my script going in the foreground.
    • Get it going while scheduled.
    • Write a script that opens an Excel file.
    • Run it in the foreground.
    • Run it in the background.
    • Expand it to manipulate the spreadsheet.
    • Run it in the foreground
    • Run it in the background.
     
    Frederik Long, Nov 15, 2020
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  3. Peer_Sam Win User
    Task Scheduler doesn't run script

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Are you able to run the script manually? If yes, does it do what it is intended to?

    Disable the UAC temporarily.

    Make sure that the Task scheduler
    service is running.

    Press ‘Win+R’.

    Type Services.msc.

    Locate the service Task scheduler
    and make sure that it is in running state.

    Go to the Conditions
    tab in task scheduler and make sure that no such condition is set which could block the task from running.

    Enable All Tasks History in Task scheduler and run the scheduled task.

    Refresh the task scheduler and check if you find any error message/code for any step in the task run.

    Also try with disabling Run whether the user is logged on or not
    option and see if the script runs.

    Hope it helps.

    Peer Samie

    Microsoft Community-Moderator
     
    Peer_Sam, Nov 15, 2020
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  4. Running a script on file deletion with task scheduler.

    Running a VB Script File Using Windows 10 Task Scheduler

    You can invoke VB scripts through the Task Scheduler, same as batch files or .exe files. What problem do you actually have? What is the script you run? Is it supposed to be interactive?

    There is little difference between cscript.exe and wscript.exe. When you run cscript.exe you will open a black Command Processor window (cmd.exe). With wscript.exe you won't. Furthermore, the instruction wscript.echo will do different things:

    • Under cscript.exe: Write a line of text in the Command Processor window.
    • Under wscript.exe: Generate message box.
    This difference is important for scripts being invoked by the Task Scheduler.
     
    Frederik Long, Nov 15, 2020
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