Not able to update-help in PowerShell

Syed Razavi 1 Reputation point

PS C:\> Update-Help -SourcePath 'C:\Powershell Updates'
Update-Help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) 'ConfigDefender, PSReadline, WindowsUpdateProvider' with UI
culture(s) {en-US} : Unable to retrieve the HelpInfo XML file for UI culture en-US. Make sure the HelpInfoUri property
in the module manifest is valid or check your network connection and then try the command again.
At line:1 char:1

  • Update-Help -SourcePath 'C:\Powershell Updates'
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • CategoryInfo : ResourceUnavailable: (:) [Update-Help], Exception
  • FullyQualifiedErrorId : UnableToRetrieveHelpInfoXml,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.UpdateHelpCommand

I've tried -Force switch. Tried save-help then run using -sourcepath still same error message. Any help really appreciated.

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  1. Ian Xue (Shanghai Wicresoft Co., Ltd.) 22,271 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    It seems the issue has been around for a while.

    Please check to see if this fixes the PSReadline module.

    Best Regards,
    Ian Xue


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