Code erroring out

I’m not too good at this and I’ve tried everything. Is there a place I can share my code and have someone fix it for me? I’m in the IT department and I manage computers remotely. The code is supposed to run through my rmm to execute these maintenance tasks on remote computers. It keeps erroring out and I’m lost.


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The code I wrote is below. I get errors such as “param” is not valid, or unable to access a specific folder. The idea of this tool is to do weekly cleaning on the 11 computers we have in the church. I run it through an RMM tool that is set up on my main computer and it is supposed to perform the tasks on schedule.


function Test-Admin {
$currentUser = New-Object Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal $([Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent())

if ((Test-Admin) -eq $false) {
if ($elevated)
# tried to elevate, did not work, aborting
else {
Start-Process powershell.exe -Verb RunAs -ArgumentList (‘-noprofile -noexit -file “{0}” -elevated’ -f ($myinvocation.MyCommand.Definition))


“Running With Full Privileges”
Write-Host "

    Date: 10-28-2018    Version: 0.1                                                                         

Write-Host “Removing Temp Files.” -foreground cyan
Get-ChildItem $env:tmp -Recurse | Remove-Item -Recurse -force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
Get-ChildItem ([environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable(“temp”,“machine”)) -Recurse| Remove-Item -Recurse -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
Write-Host “DONE” -foreground magenta
Write-Host “Clearing Windows Event Logs” -foreground cyan
wevtutil el | Foreach-Object {wevtutil cl "$"}
Write-Host “DONE” -foreground magenta
Write-Host “Clearing Error Reports” -foreground cyan
net stop WerSvc
Get-ChildItem -Path C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive -Include . -File -Recurse | foreach { $
Get-ChildItem -Path C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\Temp -Include . -File -Recurse | foreach { $.Delete()}
Get-ChildItem -Path C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue -Include . -File -Recurse | foreach { $
Write-Host “DONE” -foreground magenta
Write-Host “Clearing Shell Chache/muiCache” -foreground cyan
remove-ItemProperty -Path “HKU:$($pathHKUClass)\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache” -Name “$strSW*”
Remove-Variable * -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue; Remove-Module *; $error.Clear(); Clear-Host
Write-Host “DONE” -foreground magenta
Write-Host “Tiding up User Files” -foreground cyan
#Get-ChildItem $env:APPDATA -recurse | Where {$.PSIsContainer -and @(Get-ChildItem -LiteralPath:$.fullname).Count -eq 0} |remove-item
Write-Host “DONE” -foreground magenta

Write-Host “Killing Orphans” -foreground cyan
$Registered = Get-ItemPropertyValue -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Patches* -Name LocalPackage
$Found = Get-ChildItem “$env:WINDIR\Installer*” -Include .msp,.msi -Recurse | Select-Object -ExpandProperty FullName

Show difference

Compare-Object $Registered $Found

$Unregistered = $InstallersFound | Where-Object {$_ -notin $InstallersRegistered}

Total Bytes unregistered

$Unregistered | Get-ChildItem | Measure-Object -Sum -Property Length

Remove unregistered installers

$Unregistered | Remove-Item
Write-Host “DONE” -foreground magenta

Write-Host ‘Clearing CleanMgr.exe automation settings.’ -foreground cyan
Get-ItemProperty -Path ‘HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches*’ -Name StateFlags0001 -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Remove-ItemProperty -Name StateFlags0001 -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

New-ItemProperty -Path ‘HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Update Cleanup’ -Name StateFlags0001 -Value 2 -PropertyType DWord

New-ItemProperty -Path ‘HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Temporary Files’ -Name StateFlags0001 -Value 2 -PropertyType DWord

Write-Host ‘Starting CleanMgr.exe…’
Start-Process -FilePath CleanMgr.exe -ArgumentList ‘/sagerun:1’ -WindowStyle Hidden -Wait

Write-Host ‘Waiting for CleanMgr and DismHost processes. Second wait neccesary as CleanMgr.exe spins off separate processes.’
Get-Process -Name cleanmgr,dismhost -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Wait-Process

$UpdateCleanupSuccessful = $false
if (Test-Path $env:SystemRoot\Logs\CBS\DeepClean.log) {
$UpdateCleanupSuccessful = Select-String -Path $env:SystemRoot\Logs\CBS\DeepClean.log -Pattern ‘Total size of superseded packages:’ -Quiet

if ($UpdateCleanupSuccessful) {
Write-Host ‘Rebooting to complete CleanMgr.exe Update Cleanup…’
SHUTDOWN.EXE /r /f /t 0 /c ‘Rebooting to complete CleanMgr.exe Update Cleanup…’

$objShell = New-Object -ComObject Shell.Application 
$objFolder = $objShell.Namespace(0xA) 
$temp = get-ChildItem "env:\TEMP" 
$temp2 = $temp.Value 
$WinTemp = "c:\Windows\Temp\*" 

Write-Host “Done” -foreground magenta
write-Host “Emptying Recycle Bin.” -foreground cyan
$objFolder.items() | %{ remove-item $_.path -Recurse -Confirm:$false}

dir C:\Users | select Name | Export-Csv -Path C:\users$env:USERNAME\users.csv -NoTypeInformation
$list=Test-Path C:\users$env:USERNAME\users.csv

if ($list) {
#Clear Mozilla Firefox Cache
Write-Host “Clearing Mozilla Firefox Caches” -foreground cyan
Import-CSV -Path C:\users$env:USERNAME\users.csv -Header Name | foreach {
Remove-Item -path C:\Users$($.Name)\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles*.default\cache* -Recurse -Force -EA SilentlyContinue -Verbose
Remove-Item -path C:\Users$($
.Name)\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles*.default\cache*.* -Recurse -Force -EA SilentlyContinue -Verbose
Remove-Item -path C:\Users$($.Name)\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles*.default\cache2\entries*.* -Recurse -Force -EA SilentlyContinue -Verbose
Remove-Item -path C:\Users$($
.Name)\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles*.default\thumbnails* -Recurse -Force -EA SilentlyContinue -Verbose
Remove-Item -path C:\Users$($.Name)\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles*.default\cookies.sqlite -Recurse -Force -EA SilentlyContinue -Verbose
Remove-Item -path C:\Users$($
.Name)\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles*.default\webappsstore.sqlite -Recurse -Force -EA SilentlyContinue -Verbose
Remove-Item -path C:\Users$($_.Name)\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles*.default\chromeappsstore.sqlite -Recurse -Force -EA SilentlyContinue -Verbose

Write-Host "DONE" -foreground magenta
# Clear Google Chrome 
Write-Host "Clearing Google Chrome Caches" -foreground cyan
Import-CSV -Path C:\users\$env:USERNAME\users.csv -Header Name | foreach {
        Remove-Item -path "C:\Users\$($_.Name)\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache\*" -Recurse -Force -EA SilentlyContinue -Verbose
        Remove-Item -path "C:\Users\$($_.Name)\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache2\entries\*" -Recurse -Force -EA SilentlyContinue -Verbose
        Remove-Item -path "C:\Users\$($_.Name)\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cookies" -Recurse -Force -EA SilentlyContinue -Verbose
        Remove-Item -path "C:\Users\$($_.Name)\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Media Cache" -Recurse -Force -EA SilentlyContinue -Verbose
        Remove-Item -path "C:\Users\$($_.Name)\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cookies-Journal" -Recurse -Force -EA SilentlyContinue -Verbose

Write-Host "DONE" -foreground magenta
# Clear Internet Explorer
Write-Host "Clearing Internet Explorer Caches" -foreground cyan
Import-CSV -Path C:\users\$env:USERNAME\users.csv | foreach {
    Remove-Item -path "C:\Users\$($_.Name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\*" -Recurse -Force -EA SilentlyContinue -Verbose
    Remove-Item -path "C:\Users\$($_.Name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\*" -Recurse -Force -EA SilentlyContinue -Verbose
    Remove-Item -path "C:\Users\$($_.Name)\AppData\Local\Temp\*" -Recurse -Force -EA SilentlyContinue -Verbose

Write-Host "DONE" -foreground magenta


Write-Host “Preforming disk cleanup” -foreground cyan
$strKeyPath = “HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VolumeCaches”
$strValueName = “StateFlags0065”
$subkeys = Get-ChildItem -Path $strKeyPath -Name

ForEach($subkey in $subkeys){
$null = New-ItemProperty -Path $strKeyPath\$subkey
-Name $strValueName -PropertyType DWord
-Value 2 -ea SilentlyContinue
-wa SilentlyContinue

Start-Process cleanmgr -ArgumentList "/sagerun:65"
-Wait -NoNewWindow
-ErrorAction SilentlyContinue `
-WarningAction SilentlyContinue

ForEach($subkey in $subkeys){
$null = Remove-ItemProperty -Path $strKeyPath\$subkey
-Name $strValueName -ea SilentlyContinue
-wa SilentlyContinue
Write-Host “DONE” -foreground magenta

No one is going to be able to read your code and provide any advice if you don’t format your post properly. Please go back to my first reply and follow the instructions to paste your code in a reasonable format. Here is another example:

How to format code on

Please paste your code again from the original source otherwise you won’t fix the curly quote marks that have been introduced.

Please post specific examples. You have posted a lot of code, if you want people to take the time to help you, you need to reduce their workload by giving as much detailed information as possible. What have you already tried to fix the errors?

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