Windows PowerShell Core Providers

This section contains help topics that describe the Windows PowerShell providers in the Microsoft.PowerShell.Core module.

Windows PowerShell providers are .NET programs that make the data in a specialized data store available in Windows PowerShell so that you can easily view and manage it. The data that a provider exposes appears in a drive, much like a file system drive. For more information, see about_Providers [v4].

Provider Description
Alias Provider [v3] Provides access to the Windows PowerShell aliases and their values.
Environment Provider [v3] Provides access to the Windows environment variables.
FileSystem Provider [v3] Provides access to files and directories.
Function Provider [v3] Provides access to the functions defined in Windows PowerShell.
Registry Provider [v3] Provides access to the system registry keys and values.
Variable Provider [v3] Provides access to Windows PowerShell variables and their values.

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