PowerTip: Convert Data to Hexadecimal Output in PowerShell 5

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Summary: Use the Format-Hex cmdlet to produce hexadecimal output.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to put data in a binary key in the registry?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer In Windows PowerShell 5.0, you can use the Format-Hex cmdlet, for example:

‘This is meant to be binary’ | Format-Hex

$DataForRegistry=(‘This is meant to be binary’ | Format-Hex).Bytes