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June 4, 2017 at 5:36 am

I am new to PowerShell scripting. One of the first things I learned is that I (normally !) cannot execute a Powershell script by double clicking on it (similar to *.bat Batch Scripts). Instead I always have to type at command prompt:

PowerShell.exe -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -file mypowerscript.ps1

This is not comfortable. Even worse: its annoying.

Is there really to way to make an execution easier?

I can imagine that there is a solution to automatically (!) pass the double clicked *.ps1 script to Powershell with appended

-NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -file


Most probably I have to setup something in Registry

How would that look like on Win 7?

Thank you

June 4, 2017 at 10:01 am

Do you really need to run ALL your Powershell scripts by double click? If the answer to this question is "maybe not" – it might be suitable for you to create shortcuts for those ps1 files you like to run by double click. It's really easy. The command line you need is just

powershell -ep bypass -f "Path to your script file"

June 4, 2017 at 3:13 pm

normally you can just run a script using mypowerscript.ps1 if using the path or ./mypowerscript.ps1 if its in the current directory. if you have to run scripts in the way you describe it sounds like the execution policy may be stopping you