Please help me out.Error message: File already exists:

by May 22, 2014

Please I am new to the world of programming and scripting. I started using powershell two days ago. When I type the command 'mkdir temp' I get the error message below. Please can anyone tell me how to get around it? Thanks

Windows PowerShell


Copyright (C) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.




PS C:UsersAdex> pwd














PS C:UsersAdex> cd ~


PS C:UsersAdex> mkdir temp


mkdir : Item with specified name C:UsersAdextemp already exists. 


At line:1 char:1


+ mkdir temp


+ ~~~~~~~~~~


    + CategoryInfo          : ResourceExists: (C:UsersAdextemp:String) [New-Item], IOException


    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DirectoryExist,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.NewItemCommand




PS C:UsersAdex>