powershell extract string

Hello,

In a script, I execute :

$sql=(Get-ItemProperty "$fullpath\Setup").SQLDataRoot
echo $sql :
Z:\mssql\INST1\MSSQL10_50.INST1\MSSQL\data\MSSQL10_50.INST1\MSSQL
How can I extract Z:\mssql\INST1?

Thanks

Regards

bibi
bibi92Asked:
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SubsunConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try..
$String = "Z:\mssql\INST1\MSSQL10_50.INST1\MSSQL\data\MSSQL10_50.INST1\MSSQL"
($String.Split("\") |  Select -first 3) -Join("\")

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Meir RivkinFull stack Software EngineerCommented:
(Get-ItemProperty "$fullpath\Setup").SQLDataRoot.Split("\")[0..2] -join ("\")

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bibi92Author Commented:
Thanks bibi
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