Move-ItemProperty

Moves a property from one location to another.
Move-ItemProperty [-Path*] <String[]> [-Destination*] <String> [-Name*] <String[]> [-Credential [<PSCredential>]][-Exclude [<String[]>]] [-Filter [<String>]] [-Force] [-Include [<String[]>]] [-PassThru] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf][-UseTransaction [<SwitchParameter>]] [<CommonParameters>]
Move-ItemProperty [-Destination*] <String> [-Name*] <String[]> [-Credential [<PSCredential>]] [-Exclude[<String[]>]] [-Filter [<String>]] [-Force] [-Include [<String[]>]] [-PassThru] -LiteralPath* <String[]> [-Confirm][-WhatIf] [-UseTransaction [<SwitchParameter>]] [<CommonParameters>]

The Move-ItemProperty cmdlet moves a property of an item from one item to another item. For instance, it can move a registry entry from one registry key to another registry key. When you move an item property, it is added to the new location and deleted from its original location.

Parameters
-Credential [<PSCredential>]

Specifies a user account that has permission to perform this action. The default is the current user.

Type a user name, such as User01 or Domain01User01, or enter a PSCredential object, such as one generated by the Get-Credential cmdlet. If you type a user name, you will be prompted for a password.

This parameter is not supported by any providers installed with Windows PowerShell.

-Destination <String>

Specifies the path to the destination location.

-Exclude [<String[]>]

Specifies, as a string array, a property or property that this cmdlet excludes from the operation. The value of this parameter qualifies the Path parameter. Enter a path element or pattern, such as *.txt. Wildcards are permitted.

-Filter [<String>]

Specifies a filter in the provider’s format or language. The value of this parameter qualifies the Path parameter. The syntax of the filter, including the use of wildcards, depends on the provider. Filters are more efficient than other parameters, because the provider applies them when this cmdlet gets the objects rather than having Windows PowerShell filter the objects after they are retrieved.

-Force [<SwitchParameter>]

Forces the command to run without asking for user confirmation.

-Include [<String[]>]

Specifies, as a string array, a property or property that this cmdlet moves in the operation. The value of this parameter qualifies the Path parameter. Enter a path element or pattern, such as *.txt. Wildcards are permitted.

-LiteralPath <String[]>

Specifies the path to the current location of the property. Unlike the Path parameter, the value of LiteralPath is used exactly as it is typed. No characters are interpreted as wildcards. If the path includes escape characters, enclose it in single quotation marks. Single quotation marks tell Windows PowerShell not to interpret any characters as escape sequences.

-Name <String[]>

Specifies the name of the property to be moved.

-PassThru [<SwitchParameter>]

Returns an object representing the item with which you are working. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

-Path <String[]>

  • This value is required
  • Accepts pipeline input ByValue

Specifies the path to the current location of the property. Wildcards are permitted.

-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is false

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is false

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

-UseTransaction [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is false

Includes the command in the active transaction. This parameter is valid only when a transaction is in progress.

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,OutBuffer, PipelineVariable, and OutVariable.

Inputs

System.String

You can pipe a string that contains a path to this cmdlet.

Outputs

None or System.Management.Automation.PSCustomObject

When you use the PassThru parameter, this cmdlet generates a PSCustomObject representing the moved item property. Otherwise, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

Examples
  1. Move a registry value and its data to another key:
    PS C:> Move-ItemProperty "HKLM:SoftwareMyCompanyMyApp" -Name "Version" -Destination "HKLM:SoftwareMyCompanyNewApp"
    

    This command moves the Version registry value, and its data, from the MyApp subkey to the NewApp subkey of the HKLMSoftwareMyCompany registry key.

Additional Notes
 The names of the Path, Destination, and Name parameters are optional. If you omit the parameter names, the 
 unnamed parameter values must appear in this order: Path, Destination, and Name. If you include the parameter 
 names, the parameters can appear in any order.

 You can also refer to this cmdlet by its built-in alias, "mp". For more information, see about_Aliases.

 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.
Related Links

Clear-ItemProperty
Copy-ItemProperty
Get-ItemProperty
New-ItemProperty
Remove-ItemProperty
Rename-ItemProperty
Set-ItemProperty