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Use a batch file to run your PowerShell scripts

Posted 1st August 2016

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This simple batch file will enable a PowerShell script file (*.ps1) to execute with Administrator permissions in Windows.

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Folder or file browser dialogues in PowerShell

Posted 28th July 2016

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Make life easy for the users of your scripts: Rather then entering file/folder paths at the command line, let them select from a GUI dialogue box.

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DOS 8.3 short paths via PowerShell

Posted 5th July 2016

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Use this PowerShell script to discover the DOS 8.3 path name for any selected folder in Windows.

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Robocopy

Posted 24th May 2016

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Use the built-in Microsoft “robocopy” utility to move or copy files en masse.

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Upgrading to Windows 10 on an older PC

Posted 1st October 2015

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My experience upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 on a 5yo laptop could have been better, but some good planning will ensure a smooth transition to Microsoft’s latest operating system.

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Use PowerShell to copy all files with a certain name or extension

Posted 2nd September 2015

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Use this simple PowerShell script to batch copy files from one location to another on your computer.

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Batch extract zip files with PowerShell

Posted 19th August 2015

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Use this simple PowerShell script to batch unzip large numbers of files at once.

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Automatically delete files listed in a CSV

Posted 26th September 2014

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A PowerShell script that reads a list of files in a CSV and deletes them from a computer drive automatically.

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Fix the ‘Gill Sans’ font bug in Chrome

Posted 25th September 2014

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Bug fix: A quick CSS remedy to ensure that Google Chrome 37 displays the Gill Sans font correctly.

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Script to list image files by size and resolution, export to Excel

Posted 24th September 2014

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Instructions for using PowerShell to export a list of images and their properties to Excel as a tab-delimited CSV.

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