How to make a file in localappdata location using powershell

Copper Contributor

I am trying to create a file in the localappdata location in powershell. i have tried using $env:localappdata but it just shows the localappdata location just like write-host C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local. I want to go to that location but it cant be done like in cmd i can just do cd %localappdata%. My main goal is to create a file there and delete it at certain condition. How do I change directory to %localappdata% location? 

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best response confirmed by Waqaarahsab (Copper Contributor)


if you want to change the current directory to go to AppData, try set-location $env:LOCALAPPDATA

if you want to write content to the folder

did you try something like this

New-Item -Path "$($env:LOCALAPPDATA)\NewContent.txt"

@farismalaeb Thank you, I never knew it was that simple :grinning_face_with_sweat: