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Debug stand alone javascript in Windows 7 (not in browser)

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How can I debug a stand alone javascript file that has nothing to do with a browser or web page in Windows 7?  I have made a script that is supposed to move some files based on the create date.  I need to debug it but I can’t find any way to get a script debugger that will work on a script that is not running in a browser using Windows 7.  I was able to do this in Windows XP but I tried down loading what I thought was the proper debugger from Microsoft’s website - I can’t get it to work with a stand alone javascript file.  I looked in the Office 2010 installation and there doesn’t seem to be a debugger in there.
I tried using “debugger” at the top of the script but it is ignored.
I can’t be the only one in the world who needs to do this.  I have Visual Studio 2005 installed also if that helps but I tried getting it to work in there but it seems to be like every other javascript debugger in the world in that it only works with scripts in web pages.
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