Preview PowerShell Scripts in File Explorer

The ability to preview PowerShell (.ps1) scripts from Window’s File Explorer is not enabled by default, or so it seems. A quick one line PowerShell command fixes that in a jiffy!

  • Right click on PowerShell and select to “run as administrator”
  • Then copy and paste the following:
    Set-ItemProperty Registry::HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ps1 -Name PerceivedType -Value text

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That’s it! Open up File Explorer and you’ll now be able to preview PowerShell scripts!

P.S. This was tested on Windows 10

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