LKBEN11537: Howto get the version of a file with powershell


You need the version information of a certain file.


Sometimes needed.


To get all the information about a file you can use the following powershell command:

Get-Item c:\windows\notepad.exe|Select-Object *

To only find the version you can use:

(Get-Item c:\windows\notepad.exe).VersionInfo

This will show something like this:

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> (Get-Item c:\windows\notepad.exe).VersionInfo

ProductVersion   FileVersion      FileName
--------------   -----------      --------
10.0.22000.1     10.0.22000.1 ... C:\windows\notepad.exe

To only pick the fileversion or productversion you can use:

(Get-Item c:\windows\notepad.exe).VersionInfo.Fileversion

(Get-Item c:\windows\notepad.exe).VersionInfo.ProductVersion

Have fun.


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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.

Latest update: 04/03/2022 | Comment: