Rename-​Item​Property

Renames a property of an item.

Syntax

Rename-ItemProperty
      [-Name] <String>
      [-NewName] <String>
      [-Confirm]
      [-Credential <PSCredential>]
      [-Exclude <String[]>]
      [-Filter <String>]
      [-Force]
      [-Include <String[]>]
      -LiteralPath <String>
      [-PassThru]
      [-UseTransaction]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Rename-ItemProperty
      [-Path] <String>
      [-Name] <String>
      [-NewName] <String>
      [-Confirm]
      [-Credential <PSCredential>]
      [-Exclude <String[]>]
      [-Filter <String>]
      [-Force]
      [-Include <String[]>]
      [-PassThru]
      [-UseTransaction]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Rename-ItemProperty cmdlet changes the name of a specified item property. The value of the property is not changed. For example, you can use Rename-ItemProperty to change the name of a registry entry.

Examples

Example 1: Rename a registry entry

PS C:\> Rename-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\Software\SmpApplication -Name config -NewName oldconfig

This command renames the config registry entry that is contained in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\SmpApplication key to oldconfig.

Required Parameters

-LiteralPath

Specifies a path of the item property. This cmdlet uses the value of the LiteralPath cmdlet exactly as it is typed. No characters are interpreted as wildcard characters. 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.

Type:String
Aliases:PSPath
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Name

Specifies the current name of the property to rename.

Type:String
Aliases:PSProperty
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-NewName

Specifies the new name for the property.

Type:String
Position:2
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Path

Specifies the path of the item to rename.

Type:String
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Credential

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 Domain01\User01, or enter a PSCredential object, such as one generated by the Get-Credential cmdlet. If you type a user name, this cmdlet prompts you for a password.

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

Type:PSCredential
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Exclude

Specifies items that this cmdlet omits. Wildcard characters are permitted.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Filter

Specifies a filter in the format or language of the provider. The value of this parameter qualifies the Path parameter. The syntax of the filter, including the use of wildcard characters, depends on the provider. Filters are more efficient than other parameters, because the provider applies them when it retrieves the objects instead of having Windows PowerShell filter the objects after they are retrieved.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Force

Forces the cmdlet to rename a property of an object that cannot otherwise be accessed by the user. Implementation varies from provider to provider. For more information, see about_Providers.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Include

Specifies only those items upon which the cmdlet acts, excluding all others.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PassThru

Returns an object that represents the item property. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-UseTransaction

Includes the command in the active transaction. This parameter is valid only when a transaction is in progress. For more information, see about_Transactions.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:usetx
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

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

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

System.String

You can pipe a string that contains a path, but not a literal path, to this cmdlet.

Outputs

None, System.Management.Automation.PSCustomObject

This cmdlet generates a PSCustomObject that represents the renamed item property, if you specify the PassThru parameter. Otherwise, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

Notes

  • Remove-ItemProperty 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.

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