Tag Archives: Mr. Roboto

This Old Script

I’m very slowly revising my main web site. The upshot for now is that there is no direct link to my old script library. Many of my Mr. Roboto tools can be found on this page. Until I can finish the upgrade project, you can use this link, http://www.jdhitsolutions.com/scripts.htm to take you directly to the old page.  Enjoy.

R.I.P. Mr. Roboto

MrRoboto I have some sad news to share today. The March 2010 Mr. Roboto column is to be the last.  It seems that REDMOND is revamping somewhat and my column is being retired.  But it has been a long run, and to be honest, the column has run its course.  I’ve been doing the column for several years, and the original Mr. Roboto, Don Jones, did it for awhile before then. So it’s probably time.

All of the past Mr. Roboto articles will remain available online. I expect to contribute to REDMOND in the future in other ways so I hope you’ll stay tuned. And (as far as I know now), my Prof. PowerShell columns will continue to be published on MCPMag.com.

I appreciate all the warm, and thoughtful comments over the years about the column. I hope it has helped in some small way at one time or another. I’ll continue the Mr. Roboto philosophy in other projects and this blog.

It will be nice to get out of this iron monkey suit.

Domo Arigato

Putting the Squeeze on Files with PowerShell

My December Mr. Roboto column is now online This month’s tool is a PowerShell WinForm script that uses WMI to compress files. I used PrimalForms 2009 to build the graphical interface. The interface is essentially a wizard that lets you build a WMI query to find files and compress them. 

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Results can be logged to a CSV file or you can merely list the files that match the search criteria. Here’s a code excerpt.


The script has (I think) a nice example of providing popup help. Download SearchSqueeze.zip

Thanks to Wes Stahler for being such a willing lab rat.