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Updating Help Documentation in PowerShell

Updating Help Documentation in PowerShell


The Update-Help cmdlet in PowerShell will download the latest help files for PowerShell modules installed on your machine.

Running PowerShell as Administrator is a requirement for this one, else you’ll get the following error.

Update-Help Access Denied

“Access is denied” is the key part in this error, amongst a lot of irrelevant info.

Run PowerShell as Administrator

And when you do run as Administrator (as above), you’ll likely get the same when attempting the this yourself, even when using the -Force parameter.

Update-Help -Force Fails

To get it updated, run the following.

You should see it working instantly!

Update-Help PowerShell