how to use variable in path

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  • #66313

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    Bit new to powershell & trying to append a variable to windows path.
    Say my variable is $filename (whose value is abc.txt) & i want to append it to my C drive like C:\$filename

    Wondering what is the correct syntax for this ?

    Thanks in advance for the help !

  • #66316

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    Use Join-Path.

  • #66343

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    Join-Path, as Don mentions, can be very robust for using wildcards in paths to resolve multiple paths, but for what you are looking at, I find it simpler just to use the variable in a double-quoted string.

    $filename = "abc.txt"

    In the above $filename would be replaced with the value of the variable and the result would be "C:\abc.txt"

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