vSphere PowerCLI Cmdlets Reference



Moves a vSphere folder from one location to another.


Move-Folder [-Folder] <Folder[]> [-Destination] <VIContainer> [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

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Detailed Description

Moves a vSphere folder to the location that is specified by the -Destination parameter. To specify a server different from the default one, use the -Server parameter.


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
FolderFolder[]Specify the folders you want to move to another location.truetrue (ByValue)
DestinationVIContainerSpecify the datacenter or folder where you want to move the folders. If a datacenter is specified for the -Destination parameter, the folder is moved to the datacenter's hostFolder or vmFolder folder, depending on the folder's child item type. The hostFolder and vmFolder are system folders and are guaranteed to exist.truefalse
ConfirmSwitchParameterIf the value is $true, indicates that the cmdlet asks for confirmation before running. If the value is $false, the cmdlet runs without asking for user confirmation.falsefalse$true
ServerVIServer[]Specify the vSphere servers on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is given to this parameter, the command runs on the default servers. For more information about default servers, see the description of Connect-VIServer.falsefalse
WhatIfSwitchParameterIndicate that the cmdlet is run only to display the changes that would be made and actually no objects are modified.falsefalse

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-------------- Example 1 --------------

$root = Get-Folder -NoRecursion

$folder1 = New-Folder -Name Folder1 -Location $root

$folder2 = New-Folder -Name Folder2 -Location $root

Move-Folder -Folder $folder2 -Destination $folder1

Creates two new folders and moves the Folder2 folder into the Folder1 folder.

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