Resume Job - PowerShell


The Resume-Job command in PowerShell allows you to resume a suspended job or job that was paused due to an error. This is useful when you need to continue a long-running task or troubleshoot a job that encountered an issue.


Resume-Job [-Id] <JobId> [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [-PassThru] [-ErrorAction <ErrorAction>]


  • -Id : Specifies the ID of the job you want to resume.
  • -WhatIf: Displays what would happen if the command ran without actually executing it.
  • -Confirm: Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command.
  • -PassThru: Returns the job object after resuming it.
  • -ErrorAction : Specifies the action to take when an error occurs. Valid values are: Stop, Continue, SilentlyContinue, Ignore, and Suspend.


Example 1: Resume a specific job by ID

Resume-Job -Id 12345

Example 2: Resume multiple jobs using wildcards

Resume-Job -Id *MyJob*

Example 3: Pause and then resume a job

Suspend-Job -Id 45678
Resume-Job -Id 45678

Common Issues

  • Error: “The job with ID does not exist.”
    Solution: Verify that the specified job ID is correct.

  • Error: “The job with ID is already running.”
    Solution: The job may have already been resumed. Verify the job status before resuming again.


You can use Resume-Job in conjunction with other PowerShell commands to control jobs. For example, you can use Get-Job to retrieve information about a job before resuming it or Remove-Job to delete a job after it has been completed.