I have a dataset like the below, I've been trying to use split to get the second column of data. Can this be done with a regex? I just need the data in the second column, the unc paths.

"\app\DATA\8161ST1\201901\20190111\2562233\" "\\server\i\Run\client\AHFC\201901\app\DATA\8161ST1\201901\20190111\2562233\*.*"
"\app\DATA\8161ST1\201901\20190111\2562234\" "\\server\i\Run\client\AHFC\201901\app\DATA\8161ST1\201901\20190111\2562234\*.*"
"\app\DATA\8161ST1\201901\20190111\2562235\" "\\server\i\Run\client\AHFC\201901\app\DATA\8161ST1\201901\20190111\2562235\*.*"

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mklement0 On Best Solutions

A conceptually simple solution:

# Array of input lines, such as would be returned by Get-Content
$lines = @' 
"\app\DATA\8161ST1\201901\20190111\2562233\" "\\server\i\Run\client\AHFC\201901\app\DATA\8161ST1\201901\20190111\2562233\*.*"
"\app\DATA\8161ST1\201901\20190111\2562234\" "\\server\i\Run\client\AHFC\201901\app\DATA\8161ST1\201901\20190111\2562234\*.*"
"\app\DATA\8161ST1\201901\20190111\2562235\" "\\server\i\Run\client\AHFC\201901\app\DATA\8161ST1\201901\20190111\2562235\*.*"
'@ -split [Environment]::NewLine

# Extract the content of the last "..."-enclosed token from each line.
$lines | ForEach-Object { ($_ -split '"')[-2] }

The above yields:

\\server\i\Run\client\AHFC\201901\app\DATA\8161ST1\201901\20190111\2562233\*.*
\\server\i\Run\client\AHFC\201901\app\DATA\8161ST1\201901\20190111\2562234\*.*
\\server\i\Run\client\AHFC\201901\app\DATA\8161ST1\201901\20190111\2562235\*.*