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March 26, 2016 at 8:15 pm

I seem to be missing some help files. I am running PowerShell 5.0 (v1???) and I have run update-help numerous times. I even tried identifying the module that would provide this help and tried importing and installing various modules. All to no avail.
Under certain about_ topics there simply is not a helpfile item in the second column.

When I try to do tab completion on get-help about_ it gets stuck on the first one and will not iterate through even the other few that are available.

Here is also what happens:

robinhood> get-help *about* (only a very few returns)

Name Category Module Synopsis
—- ——– —— ——–
about_WS-Management_Cmdlets HelpFile Provides an overview of Web ...
about_ActiveDirectory HelpFile The Active Directory module ...
about_ActiveDirectory_Filter HelpFile Describes the syntax and beh...
about_ActiveDirectory_Identity HelpFile The Active Directory module ...
about_ActiveDirectory_ObjectModel HelpFile Describes the object model o...
about_BITS_Cmdlets HelpFile Provides background informat...
about_CimSession HelpFile Describes a CimSession objec...
about_Scheduled_Jobs HelpFile Describes scheduled jobs and...
about_Scheduled_Jobs_Advanced HelpFile Explains advanced scheduled ...
about_Scheduled_Jobs_Basics HelpFile Explains how to create and m...
about_Scheduled_Jobs_Troublesh... HelpFile Explains how to resolve prob...
about_ActivityCommonParameters HelpFile Describes the parameters tha...
about_Checkpoint-Workflow HelpFile Describes the Checkpoint-Wor...
about_Foreach-Parallel HelpFile Describes the ForEach -Paral...
about_InlineScript HelpFile Describes the InlineScript a...
about_Parallel HelpFile Describes the Parallel keywo...
about_Sequence HelpFile Describes the Sequence keywo...
about_Suspend-Workflow HelpFile Describes the Suspend-Workfl...
about_WorkflowCommonParameters HelpFile This topic describes the par...
about_Workflows HelpFile Provides a brief introductio...

March 27, 2016 at 7:40 am

It's possible that you have a module with a bad Help file, which can bork up the rest of the system. Look for any non-Microsoft modules and consider temporarily removing their help files, one at a time, to see if you can find a bad one.

March 27, 2016 at 10:55 am

Is there a way to just remove the other module's help files without removing each other module itself?

Thanks,
robin