I have a script that copies a number of files from different sources to a single directory for backup. The only step of the script the errors out has a space in both the path and file names:
\\server\Network Shares\Transfer\tu3\tu3 Code.mdb
I get the error
copy-item : Cannot find path '\\server\Network Shares\Transfer\tu3\tu3 Code.mdb' because it does not exist. and I’m assuming it’s because of the spaces in either the path or filename. Does PowerShell allow spaces in a fully qualified path? If not, how can I get at the file?
Here’s the relevant code (My
$Destis defined as a global variable for the script):
$TU3CodeUpdatedPathname = "\\server\Network Shares\Transfer\tu3\"
$TU3CodeUpdatedFilename = "tu3 Code.mdb"
$TU3CodeUpdated = $TU3CodeUpdatedPathname + $TU3CodeUpdatedFilename
$Source = $TU3CodeUpdated
$Dest = $VMShareSpacePathname
copy-item $Source $Dest
Try being more explicit, and wrap the parameter values in quotes. Adding -Verbose might help with debugging. If it’s complaining the file doesn’t exist, maybe double check that the file is indeed accessible when your script runs under the account, if it’s not the same as your user account.
Copy-Item -Path "$Source" -Destination "$Dest"