Add-PartitionAccessPath

Adds an access path such as a drive letter or folder to a partition.

Syntax

Add-PartitionAccessPath
   [-WhatIf]
   [-Confirm]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Add-PartitionAccessPath
   -DiskId <String[]>
   -Offset <UInt64[]>
   [[-AccessPath] <String>]
   [-AssignDriveLetter]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [-PassThru]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-Confirm]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Add-PartitionAccessPath
   [-DiskNumber] <UInt32[]>
   [-PartitionNumber] <UInt32[]>
   [[-AccessPath] <String>]
   [-AssignDriveLetter]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [-PassThru]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-Confirm]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Add-PartitionAccessPath
   -DriveLetter <Char[]>
   [[-AccessPath] <String>]
   [-AssignDriveLetter]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [-PassThru]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-Confirm]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Add-PartitionAccessPath
   -InputObject <CimInstance[]>
   [[-AccessPath] <String>]
   [-AssignDriveLetter]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [-PassThru]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-Confirm]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Add-PartitionAccessPath cmdlet adds an access path such as a drive letter or folder to a partition. Access paths can be either a drive letter or a mount point.

Examples

Example 1: Add a drive letter to a partition by disk and partition number

PS C:\>Add-PartitionAccessPath -DiskNumber 1 -PartitionNumber 2 -AccessPath F:

This example adds the access path F: to partition 2 of disk 1.

Required Parameters

-DiskId

Specifies an ID used to identify a disk in the system.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DiskNumber

Specifies an array of disk numbers.

Type:UInt32[]
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DriveLetter

Specifies a letter used to identify a drive or volume in the system.

Type:Char[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InputObject

Specifies the input object that is used in a pipeline command.

Type:CimInstance[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Offset

Specifies the starting offset, in bytes.

Type:UInt64[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PartitionNumber

Specifies the number of the partition.

Type:UInt32[]
Aliases:Number
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-AccessPath

Assigns an access path to the partition. An access path can be a drive letter (for example, "C:" or "C:") or a path to an empty directory on an NTFS volume. The access path string does not require a trailing backslash.

Type:String
Position:2
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete.

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

Assigns the next available drive letter to the new partition.

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

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

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

Specifies that the cmdlet should output an object representing the partition to which you added an access path. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

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

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
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

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/Storage/MSFT_Partition

You can pipe a Partition object to the InputObject parameter to specify the partition to which you want to add an access path.

Outputs

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/Storage/MSFT_Partition

If you specify the Passthru parameter, this cmdlet outputs a Partition object representing the partition on which you added an access path.

Notes

  • Mounted folders are supported only on NTFS-formatted partitions.
  • You can only assign a single drive letter to a partition. To change the drive letter, use the Set-Partition cmdlet with the NewDriveLetter parameter.
  • The Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance object is a wrapper class that displays Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) objects. The path after the pound sign (#) provides the namespace and class name for the underlying WMI object.