Get-ChildItem Vs. Get-Content This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Tony Antony 2 months, 1 week ago. Author Posts March 15, 2018 at 8:03 pm #96107 Tony AntonyParticipant What's the difference between these two commands? If I do Get-ChildItem -Path "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office" it shows the items, but if I do Get-Content -Path "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office" it says "Get-Content : Access to the path 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office' is denied." March 15, 2018 at 8:05 pm #96110 Don JonesKeymaster Get-ChildItem retrieves directory listings. Get-Content reads text files. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office" isn't a file. It's a folder. Folders don't have 'contents.' They have _child items_, like files and other folders. March 15, 2018 at 8:09 pm #96113 Tony AntonyParticipant Thank you, makes sense now Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.