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The VB Script below retrieves the list of Internet Explorer files and important information about them such as path, date, size and version.
Before you run it however, make sure you have the latest scripting engines on your workstation. You can download the latest scripting engines here: Microsoft Scripting Home Page.
Copy and paste the following script (between the lines) into Notepad -- make sure you have Word Wrap disabled -- and then save it with a .vbs extension.
On Error Resume Next Const wbemFlagReturnImmediately = &h10 Const wbemFlagForwardOnly = &h20 arrComputers = Array("COMPUTERNAMES") For Each strComputer In arrComputers WScript.Echo WScript.Echo "==========================================" WScript.Echo "Computer: " & strComputer WScript.Echo "==========================================" Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\CIMV2 \Applications\MicrosoftIE") Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM MicrosoftIE_FileVersion", "WQL", _ wbemFlagReturnImmediately + wbemFlagForwardOnly) For Each objItem In colItems WScript.Echo "Caption: " & objItem.Caption WScript.Echo "Company: " & objItem.Company WScript.Echo "Date: " & WMIDateStringToDate(objItem.Date) WScript.Echo "Description: " & objItem.Description WScript.Echo "File: " & objItem.File WScript.Echo "Path: " & objItem.Path WScript.Echo "SettingID: " & objItem.SettingID WScript.Echo "Size: " & objItem.Size WScript.Echo "Version: " & objItem.Version WScript.Echo Next Next Function WMIDateStringToDate(dtmDate) WScript.Echo dtm: WMIDateStringToDate = CDate(Mid(dtmDate, 5, 2) & "/" & _ Mid(dtmDate, 7, 2) & "/" & Left(dtmDate, 4) _ & " " & Mid (dtmDate, 9, 2) & ":" & Mid(dtmDate, 11, 2) & ":" & Mid(dtmDate,13, 2)) End Function
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This was first published in March 2005