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Use PowerShell and ASCII to Create Folders with Letters

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell and ASCII characters to automatically create folders with letters in the name. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I recently had a discussion with June and Kim, two of the other Windows PowerShell writers on my team, about creating some training for ...

Use PowerShell to Easily Organize Your Music Collection

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, teaches you how to use Windows PowerShell to organize your music collection for ease of playback on Windows. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. I love the weekend. In general, it is a time for me to explore and to experiment with Windows PowerShell. These experimentation sessions quite ...

Easily Compare Two Folders by Using PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson illustrates how to compare two folders by using Windows PowerShell.   Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. It is an absolutely beautiful day in Charlotte, North Carolina. The early morning rain gave way to a colorful rainbow. (image) My manager bought me a new laptop, and I have been busy ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Create New Folders in a Sequentially Numbered Series?

Share this post: (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) Hey, Scripting Guy! I hate to type numbers. I actually took typing in high school and did really well with it. I was able to type more than 40 words per minute at the end of the class with no errors. I got ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Delete All Files from Nested Folders and Subfolders?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! At work we have a series of folders that are used to store files for a month. At the end of the month, we need to delete all of the files that are in the folders and start over. The folder structure is very nested; therefore, I do not want to have to recreate all of the folders, subfolders, and even more ...