Hey, Scripting Guy! Can You Translate This VBScript to Windows PowerShell?

  Hey Scripting Guy! I am wondering about something. I was looking on the Script Center Script Gallery, and I came across a pretty cool script that lists items that are in the user’s profile. It is in VBScript. Can you translate it to Windows PowerShell for me? — AW Hello AW, Microsoft Scripting Guy…

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How Can I Return the URLs Associated with My Internet Explorer Favorites?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I return the URLs associated with my Internet Explorer Favorites?– DW Hey, DW. It’s time for annual performance reviews here at Microsoft, which means we Scripting Guys are supposed to be looking back and detailing all the many things we’ve done in the past year. Unfortunately, instead of finding things…

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How Can I Determine the Size of All the Items Currently in the Recycle Bin?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I determine the size of all the items currently in the Recycle Bin?– T D-L Hey, T D-L. You know, if we wanted to, the Scripting Guys could probably change our name to the Recycle Bin Guys; that’s because we get so many questions about scripting and the Recycle Bin….

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How Can I Print Just the Text Area of an HTA?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I have an HTA where information gets written to a text area. How can I print just the information found in that text area?– DS Hey, DS. We want you to level with us here: are the Scripting Guys dead? We ask that because we saw the movie The Sixth Sense a…

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How Can I Get a List of All My Internet Cookies?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I get a list of all my Internet cookies?– ZO Hey, ZO. OK, we have to admit it: you tricked the Scripting Guys, and we fell for it, hook, line, and sinker. As soon as we saw your email – and the word “cookies” – there was a mad scramble…

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How Can I List All the Files on a User’s Desktop?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I list all the files on a user’s desktop?– BT Hey, BT. So you thought you could fool the Scripting Guys, did you? Well, you did, at least for awhile. As is so often the case with the Scripting Guys we took one look at your question and thought, “Let’s…

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How Can I Auto-Delete Specific File Types from the My Pictures Folder?

Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I auto-delete specific file types from the My Pictures folder? If an error occurs with my fax machine, .drg and .txt files get added to My Pictures. I then have to delete these files before the fax machine will work again.– WW Hey, WW. You know, this was a case…

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How Can I Tile the Windows on the Desktop?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a script that opens nine different command windows in order to monitor performance. How can I tile those windows horizontally after they’ve all been opened?– AM Hey, AM. You know, one of the Scripting Guys might not be much when it comes to scripting, but he is a master of…

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How Can I Change the Caption for the My Computer Icon?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Instead of having the My Computer icon on the desktop read My Computer, I’d like to replace that with the name of the computer. Can I do that using a script?– TG Hey, TG. We get asked this question quite a bit; apparently a lot of you find it convenient to have…

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