Converts a path from a Windows PowerShell path to a Windows PowerShell provider path.
Convert-Path [-Path*] <String> [-UseTransaction [<SwitchParameter>]] [<CommonParameters>]
Convert-Path -LiteralPath* <String> [-UseTransaction [<SwitchParameter>]] [<CommonParameters>]
The Convert-Path cmdlet converts a path from a Windows PowerShell path to a Windows PowerShell provider path.
You can pipe a path, but not a literal path, to this cmdlet.
This cmdlet returns a string that contains the converted path.
- Convert the working directory to a standard file system path:
PS C:> Convert-Path .
This command converts the current working directory, which is represented by a dot (.), to a standard file system path.
- Convert a provider path to a standard registry path:
PS C:> Convert-Path HKLM:SoftwareMicrosoft
This command converts the Windows PowerShell provider path to a standard registry path.
- Convert a path to a string:
PS C:> Convert-Path ~ C:UsersUser01
This command converts the path to the home directory of the current provider, which is the FileSystem provider, to a string.
The cmdlets that contain the Path noun manipulate path names and return the names in a concise format that all Windows PowerShell providers can interpret. They are designed for use in programs and scripts where you want to display all or part of a path name in a particular format. Use them like you would use Dirname, Normpath, Realpath, Join, or other path manipulators. You can use the path cmdlets with several providers, including the FileSystem, Registry, and Certificate providers. This cmdlet is designed to work with the data exposed by any provider. To list the providers available in your session, type Get-PSProvider. For more information, see about_Providers.