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I'm trying to use SSH Client in Windows 10.

In Command Prompt (cmd) everything works fine, but in PowerShell, I can't find OpenSSH Folder!

PowerShell

PS C:\Windows\System32> dir -Directory O*


Directory: C:\Windows\System32

Mode                LastWriteTime         Length Name
----                -------------         ------ ----
d-----       29/03/2019     12:58                oobe

Command Prompt

C:\WINDOWS\system32>dir /A:d O*
 Volume in drive C is Windows
 Volume Serial Number is 743E-027F

 Directory of C:\WINDOWS\system32

29/03/2019  13:58    <DIR>          oobe
08/04/2019  17:24    <DIR>          OpenSSH


C:\WINDOWS\system32>ssh
usage: ssh [-46AaCfGgKkMNnqsTtVvXxYy] [-B bind_interface]
           [-b bind_address] [-c cipher_spec] [-D [bind_address:]port]
           [-E log_file] [-e escape_char] [-F configfile] [-I pkcs11]
           [-i identity_file] [-J [user@]host[:port]] [-L address]
           [-l login_name] [-m mac_spec] [-O ctl_cmd] [-o option] [-p port]
           [-Q query_option] [-R address] [-S ctl_path] [-W host:port]
           [-w local_tun[:remote_tun]] destination [command]

What's happening?

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You are most probably running 32-bit version (x86) of PowerShell (but 64-bit version of Command Prompt) on a 64-bit system.

So, PowerShell shows the 32-bit version of System32, which lacks the OpenSSH subfolder (but Command Prompt shows 64-bit version).

Use 64-bit version of PowerShell.


By default the %WINDIR%\System32 is redirected to %WINDIR%\SysWOW64 by the OS for 32-bit applications.

For general discussion of this issue, see Why different processes see different instances of the System32 folder?

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