PowerTip: Reload Your PowerShell Profile

Doctor Scripto

Summary: Reload your Windows PowerShell profile without closing and reopening Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I reload my Windows PowerShell profile to test some changes I made—without closing and reopening Windows PowerShell?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the invocation operator with the automatic $profile variable:

& $profile

Note  Depending on how you have written your profile, you may generate a large number of errors, for example, Drive already exists or Alias already exists.


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  • Zihao Xu 1

    The command ” & $profile ” doesn’t work on my computer.
    Luckily, I tried dot source, that is, ” . $profile ” and worked.

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