Here is a strange issue: On my Windows7 64 bit PC, I create a Scheduled Task. Then I export the Task details as an XML file -- saving it in the suggested / default location: C:\Windows\System32. Then, using Windows Explorer, I navigate to that directory and try to edit the file (right-click / edit). This causes an error message to be displayed: Windows cannot find "my Task name.xml ...". Same result if I try to Open the file (right click / open) -- except that Windows repeats the error message three times.
If I copy the file to another directory, then I can edit it and/or open it as one would expect. I can then copy it back into System32. But then once it is back in System32, once again I cannot edit or open it. There are other files in system32 that I can open/edit, with no problem. And if I chane the XML extension to, say, .txt -- THEN I can edit the file "in place" there in System32. So what's going on here? Why is W7 overly protective of XML files in that specific directory? (I did this with several different tasks -- all with the same results)
And before you ask ... the reason I exported the file in the first place ... is because for some unfathomable reason, MS seems to have removed the ability to Rename a task in W7. The only way I can figure, to rename a task, is to export it / rename the file / import it / delete the original task. What a joke.