How do I use PDQ Inventory to find a file?

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  • Shane Corellian

    You will use the power of Scan Profiles. Pro Mode is required for this. Take the attached xml file and copy it to your desktop. From PDQ Inventory select File > Import and navigate to this xml file.

    You should get a window that tells you a Scan Profile has been imported. Now go to File > Preferences. Go to the Scan Profiles panel. You will see a new scan profile called Misc. Files. (This is the profile that you just imported). If you open the profile you will see that there is only one scanner defined: A "Files" scanner. Open up the Files scanner and you will see that we are scanning the %systemroot%\system32\macromed directory. We are passing a file pattern of *.cfg. This will find any file that ends in .cfg in the Macromed directory (or subdirectories).

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    Scan all of your computers using the new Scan Profile called Misc. Files. (see attachment called "Scan with Profile.png")

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    Import the attached collections file called Systems with MMS.CFG.xml. This will create a collection called Systems with MMS.CFG. Refer at the filters for that collection.

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    If this is a scan profile that you want to run on a regular basis then go back to your scan profiles and edit Misc. Files. Select the Schedule tab and provide a schedule.

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  • Maxime Ducharme

    Hello Shane, I would also like to use this feature in Pdq Inventory but I can't seem to find the attached XML file. Could you point me in the right direction? Thanks

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  • Scott Mikules

    Noticed that, too - attached file... ? /waits another 5 years...

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  • Scott Mikules

    Well, now you have made me feel dumber ;)

     Thank you! Got it working like a charm!

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