# Converting the Windows Script Host Remove Method

Definition: Removes an existing environment variable.

### Remove

One of the sad facts of life is that, at some point in time, you and your environment variables might grow apart; in fact, you might get to the point where you can no longer bear to have certain environment variables around. How can you get rid of an unwanted environment variable? Well, how about by using the Remove-Item cmdlet

```
Remove-Item Env:\Test

```

As you can see, we simply call Remove-Item followed by the path to the environment variable we want to remove. In this case, that’s an environment variable named Test. Because environment variables have their own PowerShell drive, the complete path to an environment variable is simply the drive “letter” Env:\ followed by the variable name.

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