How to Change File Properties (ReadOnly, CreationTime etc.) Using PowerShell

Changing file properties is quite easy with PowerShell.


Remove ReadOnly attribute:


Change CreationTime (90 days back in time):




Create Event Source with PowerShell

To create a Event Source in PowerShell use this:

Get more info on CreateEventSource method here :


In PowerShell 2.0 this is even simpler:


Handling attributes with hyphens in PowerShell

Sometimes we need working with PowerShell objects which have attributes with hyphens. That can be a bit difficult as PowerShell assumes hyphens are used with operators and parameters.

Below is an example on how to get around this, and rename the attribute:





Enumerate COM classes using WMI


Quick and short way of enumerating COM classes is using the WMI class Win32_ClassicComClassSetting.




Fun with Microsoft Agent and PowerShell

Show Merlin:

List animations:


Activate animation:


Have Merlin tell when process was started:


Microsoft Agent is being deprecated and will not be included in future versions of the Windows operating system.

Create shortcut in startup menu using PowerShell