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Step by step instructions


Note! When using the Windows Task Scheduling it is important to choose or create an user account that has full user rights to the files that will be selected for erasure.

Follow the below steps to create a customized erasure tasks using Windows Task Scheduler:

  1. Open Task Scheduler and select.
  2. Select "Create Basic Task" from the Actions menu.
  3. Enter a name and description for the erasure task.
  4. Specify the trigger when the erasure should be run, in this example "Weekly" is being selected and the task is configured to be run every Friday at noon.

  5. Select "Start a program" option.
  6. Define the program and arguments
    1. Program/script - Specify the path to BlanccoFileEraserCmd.exe (executable is located under the installation directory)
    2. Add arguments - Specify the erasure argument according to File Eraser documentation, in this example "/ssotnd 0 30 C:\Documents\*.*" is being usedwhich targets all files under C:\Documents\ older than 30 days.
    3. Start in - Specify the installation directory of File Eraser
  7. Double check the details on the Summary view and click Finish