Accessing All Users Desktop

by Dec 2, 2013

Resolve-Path is an excellent cmdlet to find paths that have the same nesting level. For example, here's a really short script that creates a text file on the desktop for all users of your machine:

$root = Split-Path $env:USERPROFILE

Resolve-Path $root\*\Desktop |
  ForEach-Object {
    $Path = Join-Path -Path $_ -ChildPath 'hello there.txt'
    'Here is some content...' | Out-File -FilePath $Path
    Write-Warning "Creating $Path"

Provided your script has Administrator privileges, it will add the file to all desktops for all users that have a user profile on your machine:

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