Get File Properties in Windows PowerShell

Q

How to get file properties in Windows PowerShell? I want to know when the file was originally created.

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A

If you want to get all properties of a file in Windows PowerShell, you can use the "Get-Item ... | Select-Object -Property *" pipeline.

Here is good example of getting file properties in Windows PowerShell:

PS C:\fyicenter> Get-Item C:\Windows\System32\shell.dll | select-object -Property *

PSPath            : Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\FileSystem::C:\Windows\System32\shell.dll
PSParentPath      : Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\FileSystem::C:\Windows\System32
PSChildName       : shell.dll
PSDrive           : C
PSProvider        : Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\FileSystem
PSIsContainer     : False
VersionInfo       : File:             C:\Windows\System32\shell.dll
                    InternalName:     SHELL
                    OriginalFilename: SHELL.DLL
                    FileVersion:      3.10
                    FileDescription:  Windows Shell library
                    Product:          Microsoft® Windows(TM) Operating System
                    ProductVersion:   3.10
                    Debug:            False
                    Patched:          False
                    PreRelease:       True
                    PrivateBuild:     True
                    SpecialBuild:     False
                    Language:         English (United States)

BaseName          : shell
Mode              : -a---
Name              : shell.dll
Length            : 5120
DirectoryName     : C:\Windows\System32
Directory         : C:\Windows\System32
IsReadOnly        : False
Exists            : True
FullName          : C:\Windows\System32\shell.dll
Extension         : .dll
CreationTime      : 7/13/2009 5:41:22 PM
CreationTimeUtc   : 7/13/2009 9:41:22 PM
LastAccessTime    : 7/13/2009 5:41:22 PM
LastAccessTimeUtc : 7/13/2009 9:41:22 PM
LastWriteTime     : 7/13/2009 5:41:22 PM
LastWriteTimeUtc  : 7/13/2009 9:41:22 PM
Attributes        : Archive

As you can see, the original creation time is "CreationTimeUtc: 7/13/2009 9:41:22 PM".

 

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