Move-Folder Command | Vmware PowerCLI Reference


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.


[ -Destination ] < VIContainer >
-Folder < Folder[] >
[-Server < VIServer[] > ]


Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
Destination VIContainer 1
  • wildcards
Specifies 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.
Folder Folder[] named
  • pipeline
  • wildcards
Specifies the folders you want to move to another location.
optional Server VIServer[] named
  • wildcards
Specifies the vCenter Server systems on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is provided or $null 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.




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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