An interpreted scripting language developed by Microsoft that is modeled on Visual Basic

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Delete all files from a folder and its sub folders

I want to remove all files from a folder structure, so I'm left with an empty folder structure. Can this be achieved in either batch or VBScript scripting? I have tried a very basic batch command, ...
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WMI Query based on antecedent string

I am trying to map PHYSICAL Disks to mounted partitions and even further into mounted volume letters (C:\ is mounted on partition 0 of disk 0) First I'm using Select * from Win32_DiskDrive to ...
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List last Windows Update - vbscript

Im trying to write a script that reads a list of servers from a text file and outputs the last time a Windows Update was applied. Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") Set file = ...
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how to select floating graphics in word using keyboard shortcut?

In MS Word, floating graphical objects such as these are considered to be on a different layer above the "page" where the text stays: However, to select these floating object I need to manually ...
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How to Replace Words With VBScript Regex and VBA?

what is vbscript syntax for .net: \b[a-z]+\b Hi trying to replace all alpha words in the source. .net regex tester confirms this pattern will find all words: \b[a-z]+\b this: ...
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Batch Launcher With Variables

This batch launcher was created so that batch files won't launch a command prompt window... Now that i'm adding more variables to it, it's not working... I'm launching the VBScript like so; wscript ...
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Good vb script policy

I have been seeing a lot of cases of the H worm on USB sticks in the past few months. It seems by default a vbs script will run on any computer even if it comes from an outside source (like a USB ...
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PDFCreator set “PDF Producer” meta attribute

I am trying to find a way to create a PDF using pdfcreator and set the PDF Producer to something other than ghostscript v*. For some odd reason the program I am piping the Pdf file to will only ...
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Vbscript to search through Microsoft Word files for keywords

I'd like to search through a large number of word files all held in the same folder, searching each document for a keyword. When a document is identified which contains the keyword the script should ...
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What VBScripts can be executed via remote text console (SSH or Telnet)?

I am testing via remote login (SSH) a simple VB script (thanks, Igor) from this thread ( Is it possible to download using the Windows command line? ) that just downloads a file to hard disk: cscript ...
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VBSCRIPT Search Copy and Paste

I have a list of 4000+ files I need to sort through and Copy. Does any one know a script that I can paste a list of file names and select a file location and have it copy the desired files and paste ...
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Run script using group policy

I want to show an alert box to all users in the domain at regular intervals (example: show a message box on every 1 hour). How can i possible this using GPO. Already i know how to show log on script ...
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How do I associate a file type with a VBScript

This question is a natural follow up to How to run a batch file without launching a "command window"? One can associate for example .txt files with Wordpad by opening the Properties dialog ...
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Windows does not recognize the VB shell

I work on a Windows 2003 server. When I create a VB script on it like test.vbs, I don’t get the typical VB icon. In place of that I get a different icon. Also, when I run the test.vbs, Windows ...
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Conversion of delimited .Txt file into Excel file [duplicate]

I have a delimited .Txt file containing several fields (separated by spaces) and I want to know how can I copy the entire thing into the MS Excel using any script (JS/VB/DOS Command) which can be ...
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Launch VBS script from Run box without specifying “.vbs” extension

I would like to launch a VBS script from the Run box without specifying its file extension. One of these scripts is called "home", located at C:\Program Files\lin2nt\home.vbs In cmd, I can simply ...
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Need a Excel script to identify email addresses that contain a different variation of the first name of the contact

I have an Excel spreadsheet with 50k+ rows of data, where we are trying to identify within the rows of data where the email address has no match of the first name, etc. We are basically trying to ...
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VBscript process disappears

A few days ago I first noticed that one of my VBscripts just stopped by itself, a few seconds after starting. Turns out that the wscript.exe process gets killed off about 5 seconds after it is ...
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Delete files with specific string in them

I need to delete files which have the string ST*823 in them. This does not seem to work: for /f "eol=: delims=" %%F in ('findstr /m ST*823 *.txt') do del "%%F" I don't think it likes the * since ...
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Windows 8 won't let me run vbscript even though I'm the admin

I wrote a little vbscript that downloads files from a web server. I understand why this would worry the OS but I am logged in as administrator and I want the script to run. The exact error I get is ...
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Error 2738 could not access VBScript run time for custom action [closed]

If you recently removed McAfee antivirus from your laptop machine and after that you started to face this error message "Error 2738 could not access VBScript run time for custom action" each time you ...
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How safe/unsafe is this method of disabling the ridiculous “open file - security warning”

I created a vbs file and tried to run it and got the silly warning a bit like I see there are a few solutions to it. One is mentioned here In IE- tools..internet options..security tab..custom ...
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Unity 3D coding language, C# or JavaScript [closed]

Hello to the gaming community. I am a budding game designer, learning to code for the first time in my life. I did learned c++ in school, 8 years back, so I sort of understand the logic when people ...
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Where in registry is Windows user expiration date or days left?

I have a few scripts that set and get user expiration using VBS... however, I am wondering where this information is stored. Is it in the registry? If so, what key should I be looking for? My VBS ...
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What do the different ping statuses returned by VBS scripts mean?

I have a VBS Script that executes this code strQuery = "SELECT * FROM Win32_PingStatus WHERE Address = '" & Cell & "'" Cell - is the Excel cell with the hostname Some of my results are ...
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How to create a desktop shortcut from a batch file

I know there are many posts on this issue but there is a minor twist to what I need to do. I can figure out how to create a shortcut with an argument like this: "C:\Program Files\My App\App.exe" /s ...
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Delete user profile from command line Windows 7

Frequently I need to delete all of the user profiles on a computer except for two accounts. I would like to have a script that can perform this for me. The script must work for Windows 7. Company ...
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Notepad++ issue VBScript code appearing on .html files

Hi guys I am having problems with notepad++. Everytime I close an HTML file there is always a vbscript code that appears below the HTML file. Is this a virus with notepad++? The VB script code does ...
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VBScript Carriage Returns

I write the following VB script in order to run commands from WIN XP on Linux machine and redirect the output command to out.txt file ( under C:\ ) My VB script I print the /etc/hosts file from Linux ...
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VB sciprt + how redirect output from CMD window to file

I wrote the following VB script in order to run commands from WIN XP on a Linux machine and redirect the output command to out.txt file ( under C:\ ) I don’t understand why output from the command ...
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Join to Domain Script - Windows 7

I'm looking for a way to diss-join a machine from a domain and join a machine to a domain via scripts. I searched online and have found the following script that should join a machine to a domain but ...
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Pin a tile (App or shortcut) to a specified position on Startscreen (Windows 8 / Powershell)

The title is nearly the whole question. I am searching a solution to pin an installed app or desktop application to the windows 8 startscreen. I am in an enterprise environment and the purpose is to ...
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VB or Batch script to get the MAC address of remote windows CE devices

I'm trying to write a script in vb to open a telnet session to a remote windows CE7 device from a Windows 7 laptop to get the output from ipconfig /all to a text file, then append the contents of that ...
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Search .csv from within a batch file

I am looking to create a batch file that will search a .csv for a specific number, and then use the 2nd value in the csv as the input back into the batch file. Example: csv name= IP.csv .csv ...
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Excel - Change font color of a row on double click

I'm trying to change the font color of the row in which the cell is located when I double click it from black to grey, and the opposite when it's already grey. Here is the code I'm trying: Private ...
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Converting multiple CAD files to PDF with script (XP)

Going off of what was covered in the thread here I have 2 questions. (I'm using the vbscript version that's in my SendTo folder and works nicely, thank you nixda! ) 1) How can I modify the script to ...
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Windows 8 wscript.exe not running *.vbs files

I've had Windows 8 running fine on my work PC for several months, but today when I booted it up, it would not run my *.vbs logon scripts. There is no script engine for file extension ".vbs". I ...
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Why am I getting a permissions error when adding registry values through VBScript?

I've been trying to run a VBScript file every time my system starts up, and have tried modifying the registry using VBScript to add it to the list of programs to run, but I'm facing a problem with ...
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VBScript in Windows 7 64bit Scheduled Task - Works with only run when logged in

So basically I have this VBScript that opens up an Excel 2010 instance, run a macro in it and close the spreadsheet. I am calling it using Scheduled Task to automate it. It ran beautifully when I was ...
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Looking to remap drives from file VBS

I am very new to VBS. I am trying to make a tool that will help with migration of users for a refresh comming up. I need to grab printers and drive mappings from the current user on a machine, export ...
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Script - How to check if a network path is available and then map it

I would like an screen saver / logon script that checks if a network path is available and then map it to a unit. If it is not available it disconnects/don't connect. Network path is ...
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Using Excel to capture URL redirects

In Excel is it possible to have a list of URLs in column A and have a column B auto-populate with the URL of the page you get to if you click the link in Column A. (I would like to audit all the ...
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VB script or command line instruction to query a modem connected to my PC

Is there any vb script to query a modem that is connected to one of the ports of my machine?How can I query my modem from command prompt?
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.vbs won't execute anything at all

I created short script to run .bat file on background but when i execute .vbs file, it seems like it is not reading my script at all. .Dos windows pops up and shutdown right away but my batch file is ...
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How to add a registry key using VBScript?

I want to add a registry key (DWORD=1) in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies using VBScript. How can I do that?
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PuTTY configuration in a command line

is there a command which configures the PuTTY to open up with "Session Logging" in "Printable output". I could do this manually, but i want to put this in a cammand line which will configure the PuTTY ...
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How To Write To The Windows 7 Registry HKLM

I'm writing a vbscript that will write a registry value, to be precise the script should write the value of DisableRemovableDriveScanning value 0 to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft ...
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How to change Recycle Bin settings from the command prompt?

Is it possible to change Recycle Bin settings from the command prompt or using VBScript? Specifically, I want to: Select the "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin, Remove files immediately when ...
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How can I pass an argument to a batch in shortcut if calling a vbs script prior

I'm using windows and creating a shortcut to call the following. \\myserver\myfolder\inv.vbs \\myserver\myfolder\mybat.bat I have created the VBS script to not show the batch window (run hidden). ...
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Problems with runas and system account

I have a process that is running under the local system account on a Windows XP machine. This process then attempts to open a file with its default application as another user (say Max) on the system. ...