# ConvertTo-UNCPath

Converting a path to UNC path doesn’t really take that many lines of code, but having recently been in a project where I needed to do this a lot, I got tired of copy-pasting the same 2-3 lines of code back and forth, and decided to create a helper function out of it.

It’s by no means perfect, and at the moment only deals with UNC paths where you have a local path and a computer name, where you want a UNC path in the format of \\computer\drive$\path\to\somewhere\ Hopefully it will be helpful to someone else as well. This file contains bidirectional Unicode text that may be interpreted or compiled differently than what appears below. To review, open the file in an editor that reveals hidden Unicode characters. Learn more about bidirectional Unicode characters  function ConvertTo-UNCPath { <# .SYNOPSIS Convert a path to UNC path .DESCRIPTION Convert a path to UNC path .NOTES Author: Øyvind Kallstad Date: 26.10.2015 Version: 1.0 .INPUTS System.String .OUTPUTS System.String .LINK #> [CmdletBinding()] param ( [Parameter(Position = 2, ValueFromPipeline, ValueFromPipelineByPropertyName)] [ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()] [string]$Path, [Parameter(Position = 1)] [ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()] [string] $ComputerName )$pathRoot = [System.IO.Path]::GetPathRoot($Path) Write-Output ("\\$($ComputerName)$(($Path).Replace($pathRoot, "\$($Path[0])\$\"))") }