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Powershell Script to Export Filenames and Directories by Owner

Posted on 2014-03-04
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I need a script I can run in a directory where I can list all files, their names, directories by a specific owner.  I'm presently using this script I found:

$arr = @()
gci "F:\Shares" -recurse | ? {$_.PSIsContainer -eq $False} | % {
  $obj = New-Object PSObject
  $obj | Add-Member NoteProperty Directory $_.DirectoryName
  $obj | Add-Member NoteProperty Name $_.Name
  $obj | Add-Member NoteProperty Length $_.Length
  $obj | Add-Member NoteProperty Owner ((Get-ACL $_.FullName).Owner)
  $arr += $obj
  }
  $arr | Export-CSV -notypeinformation "c:\fileowner.csv"

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This is good, but I would like to have the search performed by Owner instead, and output the directory and name of those that are associated with the specified owner.
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by:Jason Ryberg
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I think I have an idea of what you're asking.  Add the following after the ForEach loop to group the array by Owner:

$arr | Group-Object owner

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If you are still wanting to export to CSV, you'll need to loop through the Group object hashtable and convert it into a string type object.
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by:fireguy1125
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Sorry - not really familiar with the scripting logic - would you be able to provide the script inclusive of what you supplied?

Thanks.
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by:Jason Ryberg
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You can just add my line before the last line of your script to group by owner.  This will help you perform functions within PowerShell on groups of files and directories based on their owners.

$arr = @()
gci "F:\Shares" -recurse | ? {$_.PSIsContainer -eq $False} | % {
  $obj = New-Object PSObject
  $obj | Add-Member NoteProperty Directory $_.DirectoryName
  $obj | Add-Member NoteProperty Name $_.Name
  $obj | Add-Member NoteProperty Length $_.Length
  $obj | Add-Member NoteProperty Owner ((Get-ACL $_.FullName).Owner)
  $arr += $obj
  }
$ByOwner = $arr | Group-Object owner

$ByOwner[0].group #will show the files of just the first owner

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I'm curious now, however, what your end goal is, because I feel like I'm not getting entirely what you're after.
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by:fireguy1125
ID: 39935585
Sorry - so the script essentially lists all files, folders, sizes, and owners.  What I basically want is just the results of the csv file to populate only with a specified owner name.  

Presently what I'm doing now with all the files and folders listed, is manually having to sort by the Owner column, and delete the range that don't correspond to the owner I am looking for.

I don't want a list of all folders/files with their owners, instead, using a specified owner name, list the folders/files that belong to that specified owner.

Hope that clears things up.
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by:Jason Ryberg
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If you're looking to narrow the results to a single owner before exporting, insert this line before the last line of your original script (it filters the $arr object by the Jsmith owner.  Obviously, you'll need to change Jsmith to whatever owner you're looking for):

$arr | ? { $_.owner -eq "Jsmith" }

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by:fireguy1125
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I added the line as second to last, however when I run it, it still returns all owner results.
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$arr = @()
gci "F:\Shares" -recurse | ? {$_.PSIsContainer -eq $False} | % {
  $obj = New-Object PSObject
  $obj | Add-Member NoteProperty Directory $_.DirectoryName
  $obj | Add-Member NoteProperty Name $_.Name
  $obj | Add-Member NoteProperty Length $_.Length
  $obj | Add-Member NoteProperty Owner ((Get-ACL $_.FullName).Owner)
  $arr += $obj
}
$oneOwner = $arr | ? { $_.owner -eq "Jsmith" }
$oneOwner | Export-CSV -notypeinformation "c:\fileowner.csv"

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