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Retrieve the path of the file

  1. #1


    AdityaKir Guest

    Retrieve the path of the file

    Hi,

    I have a requirement where in I know the name of the file. But do not know
    the complete path of its location. Moreover the machine will be having
    atleast 3 drives. Is there any way to retrieve the path of the specified File
    only by giving the name.


    Thanks,

    Aditya

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  3. #2


    Keith Hill [MVP] Guest

    Re: Retrieve the path of the file

    I think this requires a brute force approach:

    'c:\','d:\','e:\' | get-childitem -r -filter *.txt -force | where
    {!$_.PSIsContainer -and $_.name -eq $filename}

    For $filename specify the entire filename that you want to match including
    the extension. For the command above I assumed a filter of .txt, change
    that to whatever extension the file you're looking for uses.

    --
    Keith

    "AdityaKir" <AdityaKir@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:39BF9223-4A0E-4715-973E-0211FC44A78B@xxxxxx

    > Hi,
    >
    > I have a requirement where in I know the name of the file. But do not
    > know
    > the complete path of its location. Moreover the machine will be having
    > atleast 3 drives. Is there any way to retrieve the path of the specified
    > File
    > only by giving the name.
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Aditya

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  4. #3


    Flowering Weeds Guest

    Re: Retrieve the path of the file


    >I think this requires a brute force approach:
    >
    > 'c:\','d:\','e:\' | get-childitem
    Or the same ways one,
    in other Windows processes,
    uses many other Windows tools
    to find files!

    Where.exe

    The automation (PowerShell) tool's
    cmdlet get-command where.exe
    returns:

    FileDescription:
    Where - Lists location of files

    Product:
    Microsoftr Windowsr Operating System

    Or another Windows tool

    LogParser.exe -h -i:fs

    returns:

    Input format: FS (FileSystem properties)
    Returns properties of files and folders

    Yep there are many Windows tools
    (where.exe, powershell.exe, logparser.exe
    and etc.) that can help one find files!



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