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Powershell script to make a list of all directory paths that end in \bad

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I need a list of directory paths that start c:\t2\   and end in   \bad  with varying folder structure. I tried this but it does not work.

 Set-Location C:\T2\postoffices
Get-ChildItem . | where{$_.Psiscontainer} -eq "C:\T2\postoffices\*\bad" | select name >> c:\list.txt
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by:becraig
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Try this:

 Set-Location C:\T2\postoffices
Get-ChildItem . | where{$_.Psiscontainer} | ? {$_.Fullname -like "C:\T2\postoffices\*\bad" } | select name >> c:\list.txt
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by:jimmylew52
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errors saying Where is an invalid argument
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by:Jason Ryberg
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Really seems like you're overcomplicating your script.  Try this instead:


$BadDirs = Get-ChildItem C:\T2 -Recurse | ? { $_.name -eq "bad" }
$BadDirs | Export-CSV C:\baddirs.csv

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by:jimmylew52
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Works but I need the output to to be similar to

C:\t2\XXXXX\bad

so I can compare to an existing file and add the path if it does not exist. I am sure I will have questions about that also. :-)
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$folders = Get-ChildItem C:\T2\postoffices -recurse | ? {$_.Psiscontainer} | ? {$_.Fullname -like "*\bad" } | select Fullname
$folders | out-file c:\list.txt 

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by:Jason Ryberg
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Change the script to:

$BadDirs = Get-ChildItem C:\T2 -Recurse | ? { $_.name -eq "bad" } | Select Fullname
$BadDirs | Export-CSV C:\baddirs.csv

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by:jimmylew52
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both work but give me a header:

FullName                                                                      
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This wil be a problem when  comparing to the existing file I think.
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$BadDirs = Get-ChildItem C:\T2 -Recurse | ? { $_.name -eq "bad" } | Select  -expa Fullname
$BadDirs | Export-CSV C:\baddirs.csv
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by:jimmylew52
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Thank so much.  This will save a ton of time in the future. On to the next problem.
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