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Powershell Custom Object Properties Basics Question

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I often come across a situation where I need an extra property in the object, and I understand one of the ways to create a note property is to use select-object, rather than add-member, or pscustomobject. My problem is I keep getting an error when I try to set that property, that the property doesn't exist or cannot be set, so clearly I am getting  something basic wrong.

For example, I would like to include the path to an acl object access export, but keep getting an error:

$paths = "\\server\share\folder1","\\server\share\folder2","\\server\share\folder3"

$report = @()
$paths |

foreach-object {
$access =  (get-acl $_).access |select-object *,path
$access.path = $_

$report | export-csv -path report.csv -NoTypeInformation

I can use custom object  to achieve that, but I was hoping to save myself some time writing out hash tables by instead using select-object to define the custom property .
Do I need to use new-object?

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