Delete the value of a property (e.g. a registry value) but not the property itself.
Syntax Clear-ItemProperty [[-path]| [-literalPath] ] [-name] string [-include string] [-exclude string ] [-filter string] [-force] [-credential PSCredential] [-passThru] [-whatIf] [-confirm] [-UseTransaction] [CommonParameters] Key -path string The paths to the items from which content is deleted. Wildcards are permitted. -literalPath string Like Path above, only the value is used exactly as typed. No characters are interpreted as wildcards. If the path includes any escape characters then enclose the path in single quotation marks. -name string The name of the property to be cleared, wildcards are not permitted. -include string Clear only the specified items from the Path. e.g. "ora*" -exclude string Omits the specified items from the Path e.g. "*SS64*" -filter string A filter in the provider's format or language. The exact syntax of the filter (wildcard support etc) depends on the provider. Filters are more efficient than -include/-exclude, because the provider applies the filter when retrieving the objects, rather than having PowerShell filter the objects after they are retrieved. -force SwitchParameter Override restrictions that prevent the command from succeeding, apart from security settings. e.g. Force will create file path directories or override a files read-only attribute, but will not change file permissions. -credential PSCredential Uses a credential to validate access to the file. Credential represents a user-name, such as "User01" or "Domain01\User01", or a PSCredential object, such as the one retrieved using Get-Credential. This parameter appears, but it is not yet supported in any PowerShell core cmdlets or providers -passThru Pass the object created by Clear-ItemProperty through the pipeline. (By default this switch is not set) -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.
Standard Aliases for Clear-ItemProperty: clp
Delete data in the 'Spud' registry value under 'DemoKey' in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
C:\PS> clear-itemproperty -path HKLM:\Software\SS64\DemoKey -name Spud
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Related PowerShell Cmdlets:
Copy-ItemProperty - Copy a property along with its value.
Get-ItemProperty - Retrieve the properties of an object.
Move-ItemProperty - Move a property from one location to another.
New-ItemProperty - Set a new property of an item at a location.
Remove-ItemProperty - Delete the property and its value from an item.
Rename-ItemProperty - Rename a property of an item.
Set-ItemProperty - Set the value of a property.
Unblock-File - Unblock files downloaded from the Internet.