Drives and Providers

The drives in Windows PowerShell are made available to your session by Windows PowerShell providers, which are .NET Framework assemblies that make the data in a specialized data store available in Windows PowerShell so that you can easily view and manage the data. For information about Windows PowerShell providers, type:

get-help about_providers

To see a list of Windows PowerShell providers, type:

get-psprovider

For a list of provider help files, type:

get-help -category provider

For information about a particular provider, type:

get-help <provider-name>

For example,

get-help registry