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How Can I Change a Read-only File to a Read-write File?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I change a read-only file to a read-write file?-- WR(image) (image) (image) Hey, WR. We don’t mean to shock you, but how can you change a read-only file to a read-write file? Why, by using a script, of course! We know: you never saw that coming, did you? As a matter of fact, you can use this script, ...

How Can I Determine if My Users Have Certain Files on Their Computers?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! Is it possible to search a computer for .MP3 files or other files my users aren’t supposed to have?-- AK(image) (image) (image) Hey, AK. Once again it’s WMI to the rescue. Using the CIM_DataFile class it’s easy to search a computer for specific file types. Want to know if your users have any .MP3 files ...

How Can I Determine the Percentage of Free Space on a Drive?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! I know how to determine the amount of free space on a drive, but how can I determine the percentage of free disk space on a drive?-- MS(image) (image) (image) Hey, JP. You’re right: determining the amount of free disk space on a drive is pretty easy. For example, this simple little script tells you the amount ...

How Can I Write to the Comments Field of a Document?

(image) Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I add text to the Comments field of a file using a script?-- EF(image) (image) (image) Hey, EF. For those of you who aren’t sure what EF is referring to, right-click a document in Windows Explorer and then click Properties. In the dialog box that appears, click on the Summary tab. See the text box labeled ...