Get-Child Item

I have ISE open as admin but still cannot get child items from User profile application Data What am I doing wrong

Get-ChildItem : Access to the path ‘C:\users\108736\AppData\Local\Application Data’ is denied.

Your scenario is a little unclear.
When you say “I have the ISE open as admin” it can mean one of two things.

  1. I am logged in with an account that is in an administrators group (local or domain).
  2. I launched the ISE form the admin context (Run as Administrator, or from a console window that is already in the Admin context.

Simply doing #1 will get you access denied since UAC will run it in the lower privilege state. The way you can tell definitively is to run …

whoami /priv

In the lower state you will only have five privileges. In the higher state you will have upwards of 20 (actual count varies by OS).

bingo you hit it I am doing run as administrator I will switch to an admin box Gah powershell can be a pain sometimes

Be careful now. This is NOT a PowerShell issue. It’s the way UAC runs in Windows.