Install a new PowerShell drive (ndr, mount) in the current session.
Syntax New-PSDrive [-name] string -pSProvider string [-root] string [-description string] [-scope string] [-credential PSCredential] [-WhatIf] [-confirm] [-UseTransaction] [CommonParameters] Key -name The PowerShell drive name to be added. This is not limited to drive letters,any valid string may be used. PowerShell drives names are case-sensitive. -pSProvider The name of the provider, if omitted you will be prompted. e.g. FileSystem, Registry or Certificate. type get-psprovider for a list of providers. -root string The data store location that the PowerShell drive will be mapped to. e.g. a network share (\\Server64\files), a local directory (C:\Programs), or a registry key (HKLM:\Software\Microsoft). -description string A short description of the drive. -scope A scope for the drive. Valid values are "Global", "Local", or "Script", or a number relative to the current scope (0 through the number of scopes, where 0 is the current scope and 1 is its parent). "Local" is the default. For more information, see about_Scopes. -credential PSCredential A user account that has permission to perform this action. The default is the current user. a user-name, such as "User01" or "Domain01\User01", or a PSCredential object, such as the one retrieved by using 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 PowerShell. -whatIf Describe what would happen if you executed the command without actually executing the command. -confirm Prompt for confirmation before executing the command. -UseTransaction Include the command in the active transaction. CommonParameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -WarningAction, -WarningVariable, -OutBuffer -OutVariable.
New-PSDrive creates a PowerShell drive that is "mapped" to a location in a data store, such as a network drive, a directory on the local computer, or a registry key.
Windows PowerShell drives are known only to PowerShell. They cannot be accessed by Windows Explorer, WMI or CMD tools.
Install a drive called 'SS64' using the file system provider. The drive will be rooted at "C:\MyDocs":
PS C:\> new-Psdrive -name SS64 -psProvider FileSystem -root C:\MyDocs
Install a drive called 'S:' using the file system provider. The drive will be rooted at \\Server64\workgroups:
PS C:\> new-Psdrive -name S -PsProvider FileSystem -root \\Server64\workgroups
PS S:\> DIR S:
The parameters are positional, so
PS C:\> New-PSDrive -name M -psprovider FileSystem -root \\Server\Share
is the same as
PS C:\> New-PSDrive M FileSystem \\Server\Share
Map a drive using VBScript, calling .MapNetworkDrive from a Wscript.Network COM object, this method will make a persistent drive map:
PS C:\> $drive = new-object -com wscript.network
PS C:\> $drive.MapNetworkDrive("S:", "\\Server64\workgroups")
"If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside" ~ Robert X. Cringely, InfoWorld
Get-PSDrive - Get drive information (DriveInfo)
Remove-PSDrive - Remove a provider/drive from its location
Get-Command - Retrieve basic information about a command
Get-Member - Enumerate the properties of an object
Equivalent bash command: mount - Mount a file system
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