PowerCLI Reference



This cmdlet moves a vCenter Server folder from one location to another.


Move-Folder [-Folder] <Folder[]> [-Destination] <VIContainer> [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

Related Commands

Online Version

Detailed Description

This cmdlet moves a vCenter Server folder to the location that is specified by the Destination parameter. To specify a server different from the default one, use the Server parameter.


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
FolderFolder[]Specifies the folders you want to move to another location.trueTrue (ByValue)
DestinationVIContainerSpecifies the datacenter or folder where you want to move the folders. If a datacenter is specified for the Destination parameter, the folder is moved to the datacenter's hostFolder or vmFolder folder, depending on the folder's child item type. The hostFolder and vmFolder are system folders and are guaranteed to exist.trueFalse
ConfirmSwitchParameterIf the value is $true, indicates that the cmdlet asks for confirmation before running. If the value is $false, the cmdlet runs without asking for user confirmation.falseFalse
ServerVIServer[]Specifies the vCenter Server systems on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is passed to this parameter, the command runs on the default servers. For more information about default servers, see the description of Connect-VIServer.falseFalse
WhatIfSwitchParameterIndicates that the cmdlet is run only to display the changes that would be made and actually no objects are modified.falseFalse

Return Type

Zero or more relocated Folder objects



-------------------------- Example 1 --------------------------

Get-Folder -Name "vmFolder" | Move-Folder -Destination "destinationVmFolder"

Moves the "vmFolder" folder into another folder of the same type named "destinationVmFolder".

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