Help about* doesn't return about_ topics
I'm unable to find almost all about topics (ie. aboutarrays) in Powershell 5.0 in both Windows 10 x64 Professional EN-US and PL-PL.
The only topic I can find by typeing: help about* is aboutCimSession.
I've already tried to run:
update-help -UICulture en-us
update-help -UICulture en-us -force
Unfortunately, this doesn't resolve the problem.
We had a bunch of issues with about_ topics in help, but by my testing they should all be resolved now.
Please open an adminstrative PS prompt and run
and let me know if this does NOT fix the issue.
Finally it works:) Thank you very much.
I can also confirm that about_* files are broken in 5.0 and 5.1. Doing a Get-Help -Category HelpFile I only get the about_* files from Pester:
but none of the PowerShell core files (about_aliases, ...). Looking at $PSHOME/en-us I see all of these about_* files, but none show up using Get-Help!
Nick Reilingh commented
I believe clean installs of PowerShell 5/Windows 10 come with an incomplete selection of HelpFiles, and as of yet I have not found a way to correct the issue. This should probably be considered a bug in PS5/Win10.
If you run Get-Help -Category HelpFile on a Windows 7 machine, for example, you will see the full selection of About_* topics, listed here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh847856.aspx
If I run that command on any one of my Win10/Server 2012 installs, including clean installs, I get only the CimSession file, or a smattering of about a dozen topics; NOT the full list that I should have.