PoshTip #58 – How to Check File Version and Description?

When you browse a directory, you will see a tons of files, dll, exe, and so on… And especially in the Windows folder. But how to know if these files are legitimate?

Thanks to PowerShell, you can easily show version and description for each file that exists in the folder. Let’s how to perform this task:

Thanks to the “description” column, you will get more information about these files:

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I work as a System Engineer, based in Switzerland with a primary focus on Microsoft technologies. I have 7 years experience in administering Windows Servers. . I am a Microsoft MVP for Cloud & Datacenter Management. I also received the PowerShell Hero 2016 award by PowerShell.0rg. And finally, I am "MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure", "MCSA: Windows Servers" and "Administering & Deploying SCCM" certified.