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This is the built-in help made by Microsoft for the command 'Get-ItemProperty', in PowerShell version 5 - as retrieved from Windows version 'Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard' PowerShell help files on 2016-06-23.

For PowerShell version 3 and up, where you have Update-Help, this command was run just before creating the web pages from the help files.


Gets the properties of a specified item.


Get-ItemProperty [-Path] <String[]> [[-Name] [<String[]>]] [-Credential [<PSCredential>]] [-Exclude [<String[]>]] [-Filter [<String>]] [-Include [<String[]>]]
[-InformationAction {SilentlyContinue | Stop | Continue | Inquire | Ignore | Suspend}] [-InformationVariable [<System.String>]] [-UseTransaction [<SwitchParameter>]]
Get-ItemProperty [[-Name] [<String[]>]] [-Credential [<PSCredential>]] [-Exclude [<String[]>]] [-Filter [<String>]] [-Include [<String[]>]] [-InformationAction
{SilentlyContinue | Stop | Continue | Inquire | Ignore | Suspend}] [-InformationVariable [<System.String>]] -LiteralPath <String[]> [-UseTransaction [<SwitchParameter>]]

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The Get-ItemProperty cmdlet gets the properties of the specified items. For example, you can use Get-ItemProperty to get the value of the LastAccessTime property of a file
object. You can also use Get-ItemProperty to view registry entries and their values.



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-------------------------- EXAMPLE 1 --------------------------

PS C:\>Get-ItemProperty C:\Windows

This command gets information about the C:\Windows directory.

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 2 --------------------------

PS C:\>Get-ItemProperty C:\Test\Weather.xls | Format-List

This command gets the properties of the C:\Test\Weather.xls file. The result is piped to the Format-List cmdlet to display the output as a list.

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 3 --------------------------

PS C:\>Get-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

This command displays the value name and data of each of the registry entries contained in the CurrentVersion registry subkey. Note that the command requires that there is a
Windows PowerShell drive named HKLM: that is mapped to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE hive of the registry. A drive with that name and mapping is available in Windows PowerShell by
default. Alternatively, the path to this registry subkey can be specified by using the following alternative path that begins with the provider name followed by two colons:


-------------------------- EXAMPLE 4 --------------------------

PS C:\>Get-ItemProperty -path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion -name "ProgramFilesDir"

This command gets the value name and data of the ProgramFilesDir registry entry in the CurrentVersion registry subkey. The command uses the Path parameter to specify the
subkey and the Name parameter to specify the value name of the entry.

The command uses a back tick or "grave accent" (`), the Windows PowerShell continuation character, to continue the command on the second line.

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 5 --------------------------

PS C:\>Get-ItemProperty -path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PowerShell\1\PowerShellEngine

ApplicationBase : C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\
ConsoleHostAssemblyName : Microsoft.PowerShell.ConsoleHost, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, ProcessorArchitecture=msil
PowerShellVersion : 2.0
RuntimeVersion : v2.0.50727
CTPVersion : 5
PSCompatibleVersion : 1.0,2.0

This command gets the value names and data of the registry entries in the PowerShellEngine registry key. The results are shown in the following sample output.

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 6 --------------------------

PS C:\>Get-ItemProperty -path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PowerShell\1\ShellIds\Microsoft.PowerShell

Path ExecutionPolicy
---- ---------------
C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe RemoteSigned

PS C:\>Get-ItemProperty -path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PowerShell\1\ShellIds\Microsoft.PowerShell | Format-List -property *

PSPath : Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\Registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\PowerShell\1\ShellIds\Micro
PSParentPath : Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\Registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\PowerShell\1\ShellIds
PSChildName : Microsoft.PowerShell
PSDrive : HKLM
PSProvider : Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\Registry
Path : C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe
ExecutionPolicy : RemoteSigned

This example shows how to format the output of a Get-ItemProperty command in a list to make it easy to see the registry values and data and to make it easy to interpret the

The first command uses the Get-ItemProperty cmdlet to get the registry entries in the Microsoft.PowerShell subkey. This subkey stores options for the default shell for
Windows PowerShell. The results are shown in the following sample output.

The output shows that there are two registry entries, Path and ExecutionPolicy. When a registry key contains fewer than five entries, by default it is displayed in a table,
but it is often easier to view in a list.

The second command uses the same Get-ItemProperty command. However, this time, the command uses a pipeline operator (|) to send the results of the command to the Format-List
cmdlet. The Format-List command uses the Property parameter with a value of * (all) to display all of the properties of the objects in a list. The results are shown in the
following sample output.

The resulting display shows the Path and ExecutionPolicy registry entries, along with several less familiar properties of the registry key object. The other properties,
prefixed with "PS", are properties of Windows PowerShell custom objects, such as the objects that represent the registry keys.