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Rename-Item with Date and Time for excel file

Rename-Item with Date and Time for excel file

Rename-Item with Date and Time for excel file


First Time user to this forum: I have a excel file called "Final_Output_z.xlsx. I am using the following in my Powershell to add the Date and Time but keep running into error:

Rename-Item : A positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument '11/16/2018 10:57:42 AM'.
At line:1 char:1
+ Rename-Item -Path "C:\Users\Documents\MicroApps\SCAPH_AC ...

Powershell code I am using:

Rename-Item -Path "C:\Users\Documents\MicroApps\SCAPH_ACL_Project\1_SCAPH_Main\Final_Output_z.xlsx" -NewName "Final_Output_z.xlsx" (Get-Date) -format "yyyy MMM d"


RE: Rename-Item with Date and Time for excel file

It's not the most elegant, but this should work

CODE -->

Get-ChildItem "C:\Users\Documents\MicroApps\SCAPH_ACL_Project\1_SCAPH_Main\Final_Output_z.xlsx" | ForEach-Object {$_.LastWriteTime = Get-Date; Rename-Item -Path $_ -NewName "Final_Output_z.xlsx"} 

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