How to get the readonly files using Get-ChildItem in PowerShell?

To get the Readonly files with Get-ChildItem in PowerShell, you need to use the –Readonly files. Readonly file has attribute ‘r’.

In the below example, you can check the attribute of the file.

Get-ChildItem D:\Temp\ -ReadOnly


PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-ChildItem D:\Temp\* -ReadOnly
    Directory: D:\Temp
Mode                LastWriteTime         Length Name
----                -------------         ------ ----
-ar---       13-01-2020     18:19              0 Readonlyfile.txt

You can check the read-only attribute value in Mode property.

Updated on: 23-Jan-2020


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