How to run a PowerShell script

To run a PowerShell script, follow these steps:

  1. Open the PowerShell application. You can do this by searching for “PowerShell” in the Start menu or by pressing the Windows key + R, typing “PowerShell” and pressing Enter.
  2. Navigate to the directory where your script is located. You can do this by using the “cd” command followed by the folder path. For example, if your script is located in the Documents folder, you can use the following command:cd C:\Users\username\Documents

    Replace “username” with your actual username.

  3. Once you are in the correct directory, type the name of the script file including its extension. For example, if your script is named “myscript.ps1”, type:.\myscript.ps1

    Note: the dot (.) and the backslash () are important and indicate the current directory.

  4. If your script requires any parameters or arguments, you can include them after the script name. For example, if your script requires a file name, you can type:.\myscript.ps1 -filename myfile.txt

    Replace “myfile.txt” with the actual file name.

  5. Press Enter to run the script.

That’s it! Your PowerShell script should now be executed, and the output, if any, will be displayed in the PowerShell window.