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Ive been trying to figure a way of getting access to all files in a subdirectory, and then loop through. Ive found examples where it will just dump out the files per line, however what I want is to go through each file and get at:-
  • FileName
  • Directory
  • FileSize
  • Created
  • LastModified

The idea is then to export them into a database table and then do some queries on them.

Any easy suggestions on how to do a foreach loop for each file in a directory (recursive to include sub-directories).

Im assuming to do this as a function and then call the function for each sub-directory, but struggeling to get the array of files.
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Question by:tonelm54
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No need for a function.
Assuming PS 3.0 or later:
Get-ChildItem C:\Temp -Recurse -File | Select-Object -Property Name, DirectoryName, Length, CreationTime, LastWriteTime

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PS 2.0:
Get-ChildItem C:\Temp -Recurse -File | Where-Object {!$_.PsIsContainer} | Select-Object -Property Name, DirectoryName, Length, CreationTime, LastWriteTime

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To export the results to a csv, add this at the end of the line above:
 | Export-Csv -Path C:\Temp\FileList.csv -NoTypeInformation

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And if you want the File Size in kilobytes:
Get-ChildItem C:\Temp -Recurse -File | Select-Object -Property Name, DirectoryName, @{Name="Kbytes";Expression={"{0:n2} kB" -f ($_.Length / 1Kb)}} , CreationTime, LastWriteTime

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Or in Megabytes:
Get-ChildItem C:\Temp -Recurse -File | Select-Object -Property Name, DirectoryName, @{Name="File Size";Expression={"{0:n2} MB" -f ($_.Length / 1MB)}} , CreationTime, LastWriteTime

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