Gets the file/SMB shares on the local computer.
Get-FileShare [[-Name] <String>] [<CommonParameters>]
Get-FileShare function uses WMI to get the file/SMB shares on the current/local computer. The returned objects are
Win32_Share WMI objects.
Name paramter to get a specific file share by its name. If a share with the given name doesn't exist, an error is written and nothing is returned.
Name parameter supports wildcards. If you're using wildcards to find a share, and no shares are found, no error is written and nothing is returned.
Get-FileShare was added in Carbon 2.0.
The name of a specific share to retrieve. Wildcards accepted. If the string contains WMI sensitive characters, you'll need to escape them.
Demonstrates how to get all the file shares on the local computer.
Get-FileShare -Name 'Build'
Demonstrates how to get a specific file share.
Get-FileShare -Name 'Carbon*'
Demonstrates that you can use wildcards to find all shares that match a wildcard pattern.