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Adrian (Softland)
Jul 18, 2022


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When trying to create a new scheduled task in Backup4all, if you receive the "access denied" error message, that means you do not have enough permissions to create a scheduled task.
To check if your user account has enough permissions to create scheduled tasks in Windows, follow these steps:
  1. Go to Start->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Task Scheduler
  2. Under Task Scheduler Library right-click in the main area.
  3. Select *Create new task*, enter a name for this task and set the action to run any program.
  4. Press OK to save it.
If the task is created with no error message, that means your account has enough permission to create scheduled tasks.
If the error message is shown, it means your user account does not have enough permissions to create scheduled tasks.
If your Windows user account is not restricted to create scheduled tasks, that means the permissions for the Backup4all scheduled tasks folder were modified.
The solution is to delete the current scheduler folder for Backup4all, so that when restarting Backup4all, it will be recreated it with the correct permissions.
Follow these steps bellow for this solution:
  1. Close Backup4all.
  2. Go to Start->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Task Scheduler
  3. Under Task Scheduler Library go to Softland->Backup4all 9 folder.
  4. Delete the Backup4all 9 folder from Task Scheduler.Backup4all scheduler
  5. Restart Backup4all. The Backup4all 9 folder will be recreated in Task Scheduler with the correct permissions.
  6. Try again to create a new scheduled task from Backup Properties->Scheduler.