From the source directory, find all shortcuts, and copy the shortcut contents to a destination directory

PowerShell is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language. Wikipedia

# Get all shortcuts

$shortcuts = gci "$srcDir\*.lnk"

cgi = Get-ChildItem  Microsoft

Gets the items and child items in one or more specified locations.

# skip existing dirs

if (Test-Path "$destPath") {

Test-Path Microsoft

Determines whether all elements of a path exist.

# copy

copy-item -Path "$srcPath" -Destination "$destRecreatePath" -Force -Recurse -Container -Exclude $exclude

copy-item Microsoft

Copies an item from one location to another.

But alas, without any indication of progress.

So, from some help on Stack Overflow

# xcopy prompts for is this a file/dir, no progress

# robocopy asks for admin perms on ntfs/audit attribs

# copy copies with progress %

# /z   : Copies networked files in restartable mode.

cmd /c copy /z $srcFile $destFile

Some screenshots of the full script in action

And the full source is on GitHub

End of document. Thanks for reading.