Fix Install-Module not found in PowerShellGet



  • About

    The cmdlet Install-Module can sometimes (especially after a major OS upgrade) break with this vague message:

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    This cmdlet is provided by the module PowerShellGet which is redistributed with the official PowerShell installation. If you're experiencing this issue, try the following.

    The fix

    Navigate to the file system path C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\PowerShellGet where you may see the following directories:

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    If you see one or more folders named differently than 1.0.0.1, delete them. Re-open PowerShell and the installation again. It should now display the expected consent message:

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    After confirmation the download and installation will work again.

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    That's it 😊


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