Why my batch file does not run properly in Task Scheduler

My .bat files do not work with Task Scheduler.

For testing purposes, I created a very simple, one line .bat file:

ECHO this is a test. > TestFile.txt

If I run this file by double-clicking it, it works correctly and created a text with a single line of text document.

But if I create a task to run this file, the text file is NOT created.  For the task history log, said that the task was started and completed successfully but no text file is created.

Any thoughts?  Thank you.


Thanks for the suggestion, but I solved my problem.

It turns out that you can't use the full path to the .bat file in "Program/script" field of the Scheduler of tasks but rather than actual .bat file name, then the rest of the way in the field "start in".

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