- August 13, 2016 at 9:13 am #50264
I am running PowerShell in Windows 10. Today I wanted to check something in the About_If help topic. I was surprised when I ran "Get-Help About_If" and nothing came up. Then I tried "Get-Help About_Modules" and still nothing. This is a pretty new re-installation of Windows 10, so I thought maybe I had forgotten to update the help in PowerShell after the install. I updated the help, and after it completed, I ran "Get-Help About_" and to my shock, only a small handful of topics were listed and still no About_if or About_Modules. Check it out:
Any ideas what my problem might be?
Jon (Riddickulus)August 13, 2016 at 9:49 am #50270
Did you install the Windows 10 anniversary update? Microsoft updated my machine this week and last night I noticed most of my about_ files had disappeared.
PS E:\__Temp> Get-Help about_* Name Category Module Synopsis ---- -------- ------ -------- about_BeforeEach_AfterEach HelpFile performed at the beginning and en about_Mocking HelpFile Pester provides a set of Mocking about_Pester HelpFile Pester is a BDD based test runner about_should HelpFile Provides assertion convenience me about_TestDrive HelpFile A PSDrive for file activity limit about_CimSession HelpFile Describes a CimSession object and PS E:\__Temp>September 2, 2016 at 6:45 pm #53276
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I am seeing the same issue is there a known fix for this issue?
This is all I get when I run the command
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> help ABOUT_*
Name Category Module Synopsis
—- ——– —— ——–
about_BeforeEach_AfterEach HelpFile performed at the beginning and end of every It...
about_Mocking HelpFile Pester provides a set of Mocking functions mak...
about_Pester HelpFile Pester is a BDD based test runner for PowerShell.
about_should HelpFile Provides assertion convenience methods for com...
about_TestDrive HelpFile A PSDrive for file activity limited to the sco...
about_CimSession HelpFile Describes a CimSession object and the differen...September 5, 2016 at 8:03 pm #53443
I didn't find a proper fix. In the end I just copied the files from another machine:
C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\en-USSeptember 11, 2016 at 9:09 am #54016
Me too – I have excat the same problem.
I dont have machine where I could copy the files from. Anyone knows where to download theese a a quick fix ?September 11, 2016 at 2:21 pm #54019
I found a good solution.
Install-Script -Name Install-AboutHelp Install-AboutHelp.ps1
That installs all the missing helpfiles 🙂 Thanks to Powershellgallery and Ryan YatesSeptember 11, 2016 at 4:17 pm #54020
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