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Rename-Item - Powershell 2.0 CmdLet

Microsoft Windows PowerShell is a command-line shell and scripting tool based on the Microsoft .NET Framework. It is designed for system administrators, engineers and developers to control and automate the administration of Windows and applications.

More than hundred command-line tools (so called "cmdlets") can be used to perform system administration tasks and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). These cmdlets are easy to use, with standard naming conventions and common parameters, and standard tools for piping, sorting, filtering, and formatting data and objects.


Short description
Renames an item in a Windows PowerShell provider namespace.

Rename-Item [-Path] <string> [-NewName] <string> [-Credential <PSCredential>] [-Force] [-PassThru] [-Confirm] [-Wha
tIf] [-UseTransaction] [<CommonParameters>]

The Rename-Item cmdlet changes the name of a specified item. This cmdlet does not affect the content of the item be
ing renamed.

You cannot use Rename-Item to move an item, such as by specifying a path along with the new name. To move and renam
e an item, use the Move-Item cmdlet.