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Replace character with backslash

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I have run in to at bit of a problem.
I have some Groupnames in the format AAA.BBB.CCC and I want to replace all the dots with backslashes.

I have tried with this:
$a = "AAA.BBB.CCC"
$a -replace ".","\"

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But it just returns:
\\\\\\\\\\\\

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How do I force it to return
AAA\BBB\CCC

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Question by:Kasper Katzmann
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Rainer Jeschor earned 500 total points
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Hi,
the period means any character hence you have to "escape" it like
$a = "AAA.BBB.CCC"
$a -replace "\.","\"

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HTH
Rainer
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by:Kasper Katzmann
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Thanks a lot. I was convinced it was the "\" that caused the problem.
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by:Ram Balachandran
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$a.Split(".") | ForEach {  Write-Host "$_/" -nonewline}
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