How to get only files but not the folders with Get-ChildItem using PowerShell?

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To get only files, you need to use NOT operator in Directory attribute parameter.

Example

Get-ChildItem D:\Temp\ -Attributes !Directory

Output

irectory: D:\Temp
Mode                LastWriteTime         Length Name
----                -------------         ------ ----
-a----       07-05-2018     23:00            301 cars.xml
-a----       29-12-2017     15:16           4526 healthcheck.htm
-a----       29-12-2017     15:16           4526 healthcheck1.htm
-ar---       13-01-2020     18:19              0 Readonlyfile.txt
-a----       08-12-2017     10:24          48362 servicereport.htm
-a----       08-12-2017     10:24          48362 servicereport1.htm
-a----       08-12-2017     10:16            393 style.css
-a----       12-12-2017     23:04           1034 tes.htmoutput.htm
-a----       08-12-2017     11:29           7974 Test.xlsx
-a----       25-10-2017     08:13            104 testcsv.csv

You can combine different options together to get the desired result. To get only hidden files but not the folders.

Get-ChildItem D:\Temp\ -Attributes !Directory -Hidden

To get only, system Readonly files,

Get-ChildItem D:\Temp\ -Attributes !Directory –System -Readonly
raja
Published on 23-Jan-2020 12:30:41
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