PowerShell: Profile

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

PowerShell profile are files PowerShell loads when starting up. It can contain your own functions, alias, or other customization.

Profile Location

All Users, All Hosts
$PSHOME\Profile.ps1
All Users, Current Host
$PSHOME\Microsoft.PowerShell_profile.ps1
Current User, All Hosts
$Home\Documents\PowerShell\Profile.ps1
Current user, Current Host
$Home\Documents\PowerShell\Microsoft.PowerShell_profile.ps1

Just create the file, and add Function or Alias or other PowerShell code to it.

Profile Path Variable

Profile paths are stored in the variable $PROFILE. In particular, in the NoteProperty.

To list profile paths, do

$PROFILE | Get-Member -Type NoteProperty | fl
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Start PowerShell Without Loading Profile

pwsh -NoProfile

Show PowerShell Command-Line Options

pwsh -h

or

pwsh -?

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