I'm trying to delete a folder in an install script using PowerShell. The script copies a bunch of files to a distribution folder (using RoboCopy) and then cleans up superfluous files and folders.
I seem to be unable to use PowerShell to delete a folder name
c:\installs\wwhelp\Editors\.vs even after having set permissions in the Powershell Console running as admin.
I essentially do this after copying and cleaning out the .vs folder:
set source=\wwapps\wwhelp set target=\installs\wwhelp Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope CurrentUser -ExecutionPolicy UnRestricted robocopy $source\Editors $target\Editors /MIR deletefiles $target\Editors\.vs\*.* -r -f <-- deletes files & folder recursively rd $target\Editors\.vs
This fails with:
rd : Cannot remove item
C:\installs\wwhelp\editors\.vs: You do not have sufficient access rights to perform this operation.
The folder is empty and I'm running as admin and I've set the execution policy. If I create a folder called
vs in the same folder structure the remove works.
Likewise running the
rd command in the command window with Admin works.
Any ideas why I get a security exception on a folder that starts with a
. in Powershell?