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    regarding the free Microsoft e-book giveaway

    Can someone provide a macro or some other way to automate the downloading of all the free books being offered per Joe's posting today?

    It would be great to be able to specify the file type wanted for them (i.e. PDF etc.) and the target folder to put them all into.

    Is that possible?

    Thank you,
    Dick

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    Look at the bottom of the article. There is a section - how to download all ebooks.
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    Joe:
    I did. I have downloaded the text file and it has a "gazzilion" shortened urls.

    I'm looking for a way to loop through them w/o having to do them 1 by 1.

    If I'm missing something at the bottom, I'm sorry for my density; but I don't see how to do what I'm asking for.

    Dick

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    There is a powershell script there also which will just download all the ebooks in all the formats offered. You'll need to edit the powershell script in Notepad. Change the destination folder to whatever you want and save the file with a .ps1 extension. Make to change the properties of the file to unblock it. Run PowerShell as an admin. Change the directory to the one containing the script. Then type .\filename.ps1 (yes use the period and backslash)
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    Joe:
    I've never used a powershell script. Is that sentence of yours beginning with "Then type . . ." how you run the powershell script?
    Dick

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    You must start the PowerShell environment. Click on the start button. Type the word PowerShell. Right click on "Windows PowerShell", select "Run as Administrator". This will open a window which will be similar to a command windows. User the CD command to change to the directory/folder in which you has the .ps1 file. Then type the command .\filename.ps1. That will run the script.
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