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Good morning,

I have about 90 files in a temp directory on about 1000 machines named macro.x02 - macro.x99, possible you can give me a example of a powershell script that will delete all these files if found?    

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by:Joshua Grantom
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Here you go, just change the MyTempdirectory to the folder the temp files reside. Here are 2 options, by list or by OU. If you have them sorted another way, let me know.

I kept "-whatif" on there so you can see what files it chooses. Once you are sure it is working how you want, remove "-whatif"

By a list of computers
$computers = Get-Content C:\ComputerList.txt | foreach {
Get-ChildItem "\$_\c$\MyTempDirectory" -include "macro.x*" -recurse | foreach ($_) {remove-item $_.fullname -whatif}
}

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By OU
$computers = Get-ADComputer -| foreach {
Get-ChildItem "\$_\c$\MyTempDirectory" -include "macro.x*" -recurse | foreach ($_) {remove-item $_.fullname -whatif}
}

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by:SDJ_1
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Thanks for responding, I tried both versions and its failing.    I'm using Powershell version 2.    The script will be copied to all the affected machines and will be executed from a temp directory.
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by:SDJ_1
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I used the second option:

$computers = Get-ADComputer -| foreach {
Get-ChildItem "\$_\d$\Prgram Files\POSWIN\Parm" -include "macro.x*" -recurse | foreach ($_) {remove-item $_.fullname -whatif}
}


Getting the following error:

Get-ChildItem : Cannot find path '\\d$\Program files\POSWIN\Parm' because it does not exist.
At C:\Documents and Settings\Cambridge\Desktop\MacroDelete2.ps1:2 char:14
+ Get-ChildItem <<<<  "\$_\d$\Program files\POSWIN\Parm" -include "macro.x*" -recurse | foreach ($_) {remove-item $_.fullname -whatif}
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (\\d$\Program files\POSWIN\Parm:String) [Get-ChildItem], ItemNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetChildItemCommand
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by:Joshua Grantom
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If the script is being copied and run locally then you only need this

This just shows what will happen.
Get-ChildItem "D:\Program Files\POSWIN\Parm" -include "macro.x*" -recurse | foreach ($_) {remove-item $_.fullname -whatif}

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This will actually delete them.
Get-ChildItem "D:\Program Files\POSWIN\Parm" -include "macro.x*" -recurse | foreach ($_) {remove-item $_.fullname}

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by:SDJ_1
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Ok that was perfect only thing I only need it to delete macro.x02 - .x99 only above option is awesome but its deleting everything.
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Joshua Grantom earned 500 total points
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Here you go. Remove "-Whatif" to have it actually remove the files.

$files = 2..99 | % { "macro.x{0:00}" -f $_ }
foreach($file in $files) {
Get-ChildItem "D:\Program Files\POSWIN\Parm" -Include $ext -recurse | foreach {Remove-Item $_.fullname -WhatIf}
}

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