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Failed to create task. Error: 0x80070003

Problem

When a scheduled task is created, the following error is shown:

Failed to create task. Error: 0x80070003

Cause

The error comes from the operating system (task scheduler) and means that a path cannot be found:
ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND: The system cannot find the path specified.
In this case the path is referring to the task scheduler folder where the tasks are saved to.

Solution

  • Go to the Windows Task Scheduler:
    Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Task Scheduler
  • Delete the SmartFTP task folder
  • Restart SmartFTP

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