How to Move File using PowerShell?

Move Files from one folder or directory to another folder or directory using the PowerShell. This is helpful in PowerShell Automation scripts.

Use the below command to copy a file using PowerShell.

Move-Item -Path "path\of\file\to\be\copied" -Destination "path\where\to\copy\the\file"

Please find the illustration below:

Suppose we have to move a file “TextFile.txt” to “check” folder (as shown above). We can use any one of below command.

Move-Item -Path "D:\Test\TextFile.txt" -Destination "D:\Test\check"
Move-Item -Path "D:\Test\TextFile.txt" -Destination "D:\Test\check\TextFile.txt"

You can also rename file in destination folder using this command. For example.

Move-Item -Path "D:\Test\TextFile.txt" -Destination "D:\Test\check\Text123.txt"

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