Powershell Text File Output Only 1 Header


We're trying to create a Powershell script that copies the Skype database file from multiple PCs to a backup location and then outputs the results to a text file. We're using PDQ Deploy to push the Powershell script to multiple PCs. The copy procedure and output to text file works fine, however, we'd like the text file to be formatted differently. I've attached 3 text files - log.txt shows the current output, log2.txt shows the desired output and backup_database.txt is the script. Could you advise how we can change the script to get this to format correctly?

Also, for some reason, the first letter of the username is sometimes removed as you can see with 'ewis' which should be 'Lewis' and we're not sure why?

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The only way to get the format you want is to not write the headers at all.  So, on line 15 you could use the -HideTableHeaders parameter of Format-Table.  The other option is to not use Format-Table at all and just manually define the each line that you want to write.  For example:
$Files | ForEach { Write-Output "$($_.PathName)`t$($_.Modified)`t$($_.ComputerName)`t$($_.Owner)" } | Out-File "\\excelcare\backup\Skype Backups\Test\logs.txt" -Append

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The reason for the missing letters of the username is because of this line.
Owner = (Get-Acl $File.FullName).Owner.Trim("EXCELCARE\")
The Trim() method works on a character array (it doesn't match a string).  The following command is equivalent.
Owner = (Get-Acl $File.FullName).Owner.Trim("EXCLAR\")
You could do the following instead.
Owner = ((Get-Acl $File.FullName).Owner) -replace "^EXCELCARE\\"

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ExcelAuthor Commented:
Hi footech,

Thanks for your comment. When adding your suggestion into the script, the file that is produced isn't what we're after exactly. The formatting still isn't correct. The username issue is fixed with your suggestion so thanks very much for that. I've attached a sample of the output we receive after adding your suggestions. Hope you can help.

That's what I'm saying about manually defining each line.  You would have to change the command to exactly specify what you want.  Format-Table does it's own magic for determining column width, etc.  If you want to keep that use the parameter I mentioned earlier.

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