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January 1, 2012 at 12:00 am

by willsteele at 2012-08-22 19:04:21

I often iterate over collections and want to know if I can create folders as a part of a New-Item cmdlet. For instance, if I have a folder C:\test, but, I want to create a file in C:\test\new\folder I have to create the new and folder folders before I can create the new file. Is there a command or set of switches I can use to automatically create folders in a file path without having to first create the folders?

by Geoff Guynn at 2012-08-22 19:22:48

I used this and it worked.

New-Item -Path "c:\test1\test2\test.txt" -ItemType file -force

by poshoholic at 2012-08-23 07:33:22

Geoff has it right. Invoking New-Item with the -Force is the prescribed way of doing this.

by willsteele at 2012-08-23 07:34:42

I know it was a simple question, it just eluded me. Thanks folks. I appreciate the quick, succinct replies.