A lot of Windows users have reported that they are seeing We can’t retrieve your tasks right now in MS To Do app in the widget section. In this article, we are going to talk about this issue and see what you need to resolve it.
We can’t retrieve your tasks right now – Microsoft To Do error
If you are facing We can’t retrieve your tasks right now error in Microsoft To Do app, try the following solutions.
- Restart Widget Process and App
- Sign Out and Sign In
- Install the latest updates
- Reset or Repair Microsoft To Do
- Run SFC and DISM
Let us talk about them in detail.
1] Restart Widget Process and App
Let us start by restarting the Widget Process. This may resolve the issue if that’s caused by a temporary glitch. So, open Task Manager, go to the Processes tab, look for Windows Widget, right-click on it and select End Task. Now, reopen the Widget app and see if the issue is resolved.
If restarting Widget didn’t work, let us turn off the Widget app from Settings and see if that helps. So, go ahead and open Settings. Now, go to Personalization > Taskbar and turn off the toggle of Widget. Then, restart your computer and turn on Widget. Hopefully, it will do the job for you. In case, restarting doesn’t work, move to the next solution.
2] Sign out and Sign In
Next up, try to log out of your Microsoft Account and then log back in. You can use any method to log out of your account, but since we are talking about a Widget error, so, click on the Widget icon from the Start Menu, click on the Plus (+) icon, and select Sign out. Then just sign in with the same account and see if the issue persists.
3] Install the latest updates
This can be a bug that can be resolved by updating your Windows. If the update is available, it may contain the fix for your solution. Once you install it, your issue should be resolved. So, go ahead and update your Windows and see if the issue is resolved.
4] Reset or Repair Microsoft To Do
You may see the error code in Microsoft To Do if, for some reason, the app got corrupted or has been misconfigured. These are not very common scenarios as these apps are preinstalled, but there is a possibility. However, the best part is, that we can resolve the issue in both cases. That is why, in this solution, we are going to first repair MS To Do and if that doesn’t work, we will go and reset it. Follow the given steps to do the same.
- Launch Settings.
- Go to Apps > Apps & Features.
- Look for Microsoft To Do.
- For Windows 11: Click on the three vertical dots and select Advanced Options.
- For Windows 10: Click on the app and select Advanced Options.
- Click on Repair.
Let the app be repaired as it may take some time. Go and check if the issue persists. In case, repairing doesn’t work, you need to reset the app. You can see the Reset button in the Advanced Options window. Hopefully, this will work for you.
5] Run SFC and DISM
Maybe your system files are corrupted, because of which you may see the error code in question. We are going to run SFC and DISM commands that will possibly resolve the issue for you. So, open Command Prompt as an administrator and run the following commands.
This may take some time, and if this doesn’t work, run the next command.
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Hopefully, this will do the job for you.
We hope that these solutions have worked for you and you will be able to use Microsoft To Do.
How do I repair Microsoft To Do?
You can repair Microsoft To Do using Windows Settings. Hit Win + I to open Settings and then go to Apps > Apps & Features. Now, look for Microsoft To Do, go to its Advanced Options and then click on the Repair button and wait for some time as Windows repairs your app. To know more, check the fourth solution.
How do I delete completed tasks from Microsoft?
You can quite easily delete completed tasks in Microsoft To Do. All you have to do is expand Completed, right-click on the task you want to delete, and select Delete task. This way, your task will be deleted for good.
Now, when you are deleting the task, you will get a warning saying it can’t be undone. However, let me tell you a secret with which you can retrieve the deleted task. So, go ahead and open the Outlook app on your computer, and click on Deleted Items. Now, right-click on the app you wanted to retrieve, select Move > Other Folders, and select Tasks.
Read next: Microsoft To-Do Tips & Tricks.