Modifying PowerShell script to automate download of

I had this question after viewing Powershell to download file from series of URL.

Hi All,

Can anyone please assist me with the below PowerShell Script that I can use to test file published on the webserver ?

The Test-URI function can be accessed from: https://www.petri.com/testing-uris-urls-powershell

$target="C:\UAT\Files";
$WebClient = New-Object System.Net.WebClient

$MaxFileLimit = 1200

For ($i=1; $i -le $MaxFileLimit; $i++) {
  $url = (-join("http://Submission.MyCompany.com/view.php?mod=url&id=$i"));
  test-uri $url -detail -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue;
  $WebClient.DownloadFile($url, $target);
}

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Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
save the function as a module
i.e. in your documents\windowspowershell folder, change to the modules folder and save the function script as a psm1 file i.e. test-url.psm1 in a subfolder called test-url i.e. G:\Documents\WindowsPowerShell\modules\test-uri>

you can then import-module test-uri
import-module test-uri -ErrorAction Stop
$target="C:\UAT\Files";
$WebClient = New-Object System.Net.WebClient

$MaxFileLimit = 1200

For ($i=1; $i -le $MaxFileLimit; $i++) {
  $url = (-join("http://Submission.MyCompany.com/view.php?mod=url&id=$i"))
  
  if ((test-uri $url -detail -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) -eq $true)
    {
    $WebClient.DownloadFile($url, $target)
  }
}

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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Hi David, thanks for the assistance in this matter.

When I put the script you've suggested and the Test-URI into the single page on the Windows PowerShell ISE I ran as Administrator, there is nothing reported on the screen, nor anything downloaded into the C:\UAT\Files directory?

When I copy pasted the multiple URL manually below to the new browser on the different PC:
http://Submission.MyCompany.com/view.php?mod=url&id=1000
http://Submission.MyCompany.com/view.php?mod=url&id=1001
http://Submission.MyCompany.com/view.php?mod=url&id=1010
...
http://Submission.MyCompany.com/view.php?mod=url&id=2001

I can download the files manually one by one.
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I have recommended this question be closed as follows:

Accept: David Johnson CD MVP (https:#a42449052)

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