Use PowerShell to Create ZIP Archive of Folder

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to create a .zip archive of a folder.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I need a way to create a .zip archive of a folder. I would like to do this on my laptop running Windows 8.1, and I do not want to install any other software….


Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Create Folder

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to create folders. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I am not a huge fan of using a mouse. In fact, the more things I can do from Windows PowerShell the better. It is a huge waste of time for me when I…


2014 Winter PowerShell Scripting Games Wrap Up #3

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using standard folders in his review of the 2014 Winter Windows PowerShell Scripting Games. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It is beginning to look like spring here in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is a welcome relief, because just a couple of weeks ago, it was…


List Files in Folders and Subfolders with PowerShell

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to list files in folders and subfolders.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I am an old VBScript guy. I love using VBScript, and I have done so for nearly 15 years. One reason I love VBScript so much is that, to me, it is easy to use. It is also very powerful. But…


Use PowerShell to display Short File and Folder Names

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to display short file and folder names.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to be able to use Windows PowerShell to show short folder and file names. In the old days, I could see short file and folder names in the CMD prompt, but…


Don't Translate File and Folder VBScript Scripts into PowerShell

Summary: Simplify your code and do not translate an old file and folder VBScript script into Windows PowerShell.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I know there are not really established patterns and practices for writing VBScript code, or even for writing Windows PowerShell script. But there is code that I like to use—over and over again. I…


Use PowerShell to Create a Bunch of Folders Based upon the Date

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to create a bunch of folders based upon the date. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, this morning I took the Scripting Wife to the Charlotte airport to begin our trip to Europe. It is beyond me why Teresa must fly nearly 1,200…

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2012 Scripting Games Advanced Event 4: Determine Folder Space

  Summary: In Advanced Event 4, you are required to determine which folders consume the most space.   About this event Division Advanced Date of Event 4/5/2012 12:01 AM Due Date 4/12/2012 12:01 AM   Event scenario You are a freelance journalist, and as a result, you travel to various locations around the world in…


Use PowerShell to Back Up Modified Files to the Network

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to back up modified files to the network.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a folder that contains files in it, some of which I modify on a daily basis. I am wondering if I can use Windows PowerShell to back up only the modified files—those that have changed…


The Best Way to Use PowerShell to Delete Folders

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, discusses three ways to use Windows PowerShell to delete folders and then selects the best.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a question. I occasionally need to delete a large number of folders. What is the easiest way to do this? —BR  Hello BR, Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is…