search multiple strings in MS word files, MS excel files and in pdf files RRS feed

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  • I am trying to make a script that can find multiple strings in lots of files.

    I have copied and altered the following script for my needs. It does only the MS word files.

    How can I achieve the same for excel and pdf files?

    Set-StrictMode -Version latest
    $word = New-Object -ComObject Word.Application
    $source = 'C:\test'
    $destination = 'C:\test2'
    $keyword1 = '25159'
    $keyword2 = '2016'
    $keyword3 = 'Examenplan'
    $docs = Get-ChildItem -Path $source -Recurse | Where-Object {$_.Name -like '*.doc*'}
    $charactersAround = 130
    $counter = 0

    foreach ($doc in $docs)
        Write-Progress -Activity "Checking: $doc" -Status "File $counter of $($docs.count)" -PercentComplete ($counter*100/$docs.count)

        $condition1 = $word.Documents.Open($doc.FullName).Content.Find.Execute($keyword1,$true,$true)
        $condition2 = $word.Documents.Open($doc.FullName).Content.Find.Execute($keyword2,$true,$true)
        $condition3 = $word.Documents.Open($doc.FullName).Content.Find.Execute($keyword3,$true,$true)

        if ($condition1 -and $condition2 -and $condition3)
            Copy-Item -Path $doc.FullName -Destination $destination

    Monday, May 20, 2019 6:52 PM


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