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Is there any way of running a powershell script by drag-n-dropping a file on it (just like you would drag-n-drop a file on a .exe file)? It would be also nice to be able to do the same thing with folders...

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See this link.… Once you get it to start by double clicking, I think the drag and drop just auto-magically happens. – Zoredache Aug 15 '13 at 5:59
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Create a Windows Explorer shortcut (In Explorer right click -> new -> shortcut). Then right-click on your shortcut and open the Properties dialog box. In the Target field enter something like this:

C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -noexit -noprofile -file C:\yourscriptdirectory\yourscript.ps1

Whether you need the -noexit or -noprofile options is up to you, take a look at the help to decide.

Now when you drop a file (or folder) onto this shortcut, explorer will magically pass it as the first argument to your script.

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