Get information about a PowerShell provider.
Syntax Get-PSProvider [[-psProvider] string] [CommonParameters] Key -psProvider
Name(s) of the Windows PowerShell provider. CommonParameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -WarningAction, -WarningVariable, -OutBuffer -OutVariable.
PowerShell providers let you access a variety of data stores as though they were file system drives. For example the registry provider allows you to map drives to locations in the registry. For information about PowerShell providers, see about_Providers.
List all available PowerShell providers:
PS C:\> get-psprovider
List PowerShell providers with names that begin with 'f' or 'r':
PS C:\> get-psprovider f*, r* | format-list
Display the snap-in for each Windows PowerShell provider
PS C:\> get-psprovider | format-list name, pssnapin
"Art is a jealous mistress, and, if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture, or philosophy, he makes a bad husband, and ill-provider" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Related PowerShell Commands:
Get-PSDrive - Get drive information (DriveInfo)