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Questions about move-item Powershell command

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Running Powershell v4 on Windows 7 pro.

I am a Powershell novice.  I want to move files from directory A to directory B.  If the file already exists in directory B then the file is not to be moved.

So the first thing I would do is to start Powershell and change to directory A

cd \”directory A”

Then execute :
  Get-Childitem -Path “.” -Recurse | move-item -Destination “directory B”

The “.” represents directory A.  Quotes surround “directory B” because the directory name may have a space in it.

1.)  Before I execute this command and possibly corrupt or destroy data, does the command look correct ?  What would you change?

2.) My understanding is parameters can be fed to a Powershell script.  What commands in Powershell would you use to feed the source and destination directories to a move-item command?

3.) Once the move-item command is put into a .ps1 file, how do I schedule this Powershell file?  May be you might have an example you could share?

4.)  My understanding is before a Powershell ps1 file can be executed some sort of permissions must be changed?  What must be done to set the permissions ?
Aard Vark
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