Find special folders using Powershell

Use .NET Environment class


PS> [environment]::GetFolderPath('Desktop')

If you wanna know what special folders are “available” just put in nonsense as an argument. The error message that you’ll get will tell you


PS> [environment]::GetFolderPath('blah')

Cannot convert argument “folder”, with value: “blah”, for “GetFolderPath” to type “System.Environment+SpecialFolder”: ”
Cannot convert value “blah” to type “System.Environment+SpecialFolder”. Error: “Unable to match the identifier name bla
h to a valid enumerator name.  Specify one of the following enumerator names and try again: Desktop, Programs, MyDocume
nts, Personal, Favorites, Startup, Recent, SendTo, StartMenu, MyMusic, MyVideos, DesktopDirectory, MyComputer, NetworkS
hortcuts, Fonts, Templates, CommonStartMenu, CommonPrograms, CommonStartup, CommonDesktopDirectory, ApplicationData, Pr
interShortcuts, LocalApplicationData, InternetCache, Cookies, History, CommonApplicationData, Windows, System, ProgramF
iles, MyPictures, UserProfile, SystemX86, ProgramFilesX86, CommonProgramFiles, CommonProgramFilesX86, CommonTemplates,
CommonDocuments, CommonAdminTools, AdminTools, CommonMusic, CommonPictures, CommonVideos, Resources, LocalizedResources
, CommonOemLinks, CDBurning
“”
At line:1 char:1
+ [environment]::GetFolderPath(‘blah’)
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [], MethodException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : MethodArgumentConversionInvalidCastArgument

PS>

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