Scheduling CCleaner using the Windows Task Scheduler
CCleaner does not currently have a built-in scheduler. You can, however, use Windows Task Scheduler to run CCleaner as needed.
For example, let's set CCleaner to run every Monday at 5:00am. This example will use Windows 7.
To set CCleaner to run using Windows Task Scheduler
- Run Task Scheduler. It is located in the Accessories folder under System Tools on the Start Menu.
- In Task Scheduler, click Action, and then click Create Basic Task.
- In the Create Basic Task window, type a descriptive name for the task in the Name box (for example, Weekly CCleaner Run).
- Click Next.
- On the Trigger pane, select Weekly, and then click Next.
- On the Weekly pane, select Monday, and then click Next.
- On the Action pane, Start a Program is the default. Click Next.
- On the Start a Program pane, click the Browse button and select the CCleaner executable (typically located in C:\Program Files (x86)\CCleaner). Click Open.
- In the Add arguments (optional) box, type /AUTO.
- Click Next, and then click Finish.
CCleaner will start silently at the set time, using the current set of saved options to clean the PC. CCleaner will then quit.
Note: The Task Scheduler service needs to be running for tasks to execute.