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Converting the FileSystemObject's Name Property


Windows PowerShell


Definition: Gets or sets the name of the specified file or folder.

Name


You can use the Name property to retrieve the name of a file or folder:


$a = Get-Item C:\Scripts\Test.txt
$a.Name


Returns:


Test.txt


The Name property in PowerShell is read-only. However, setting the FileSystemObject Name property is the same as renaming a file or folder, which is the same as moving a file or folder to the same location but with a new name. This example “renames” C:\temp to C:\temp2:


Move-Item C:\temp C:\temp2


See conversions of other FileSystemObject methods and properties.
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