How to deal with space in the path

AATester 26 Reputation points


I have a below path that has space between My and Test which I cannot change at the moment.

The script is unable to execute run the file from PickupTest.ps1. However, I do see that powershell flickers which means it opens to try to pick up the file but nothing happens after. Someone suggested me to find a way to deal with space in the path to solve the problem. Any help would be appreciated.

WshShell.Run("powershell -file \"" + pathvar + "\My Tests\PickupTest.ps1")


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  1. Limitless Technology 39,476 Reputation points

    Hi @AATester

    Thanks for writing and I'm happy to help you today regarding running your power shell script.

    In case you want to run powershell.exe -File from the command line, you always have to set paths with spaces in double quotes ("").

    Also try using the Grave Accent Character () PowerShell uses the grave accent () character as its escape character. Just add it before each space in the file name. (You’ll find this character above the Tab key and below the Esc key on your keyboard.)

    WshShell.Run("powershell -file \"" + pathvar + "\*My `  Tests*\\PickupTest.ps1")  

    Here is a helpful page with information about Windows PowerShell


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