PowerShell Fix: Get-Help cannot find the Help files for this cmdlet on this computer


Get-Help cannot find the Help files for this cmdlet on this computer. It is displaying only partial help.

-- To download and install Help files for the module that includes this cmdlet, use Update-Help.

-- To view the Help topic for this cmdlet online, type: "Get-Help Get-Date -Online" or go to https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=2096615.

Get-Help cannot find the Help files for this cmdlet on this computer

When you try to Get-Help of a Module or Cmdlet on PowerShell on macOS, you do not get complete help and you see a remark, "Get-Help cannot find the Help files", in this case you have a few options.


Option 1: Get Online help with -Option

    You can add a -Online flag along with the help command, and this will open the help page on the web-browser.


Option 2: Use Update-Help command to download help files locally.

    Interestingly the Update-Help command does not downloads the help files unless you pass in -UICulture flag.

    So to make it work, say you want to download help in en-US language, run the below command,

    Update-Help -UICulture en-US
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