PowerTip: Convert Data to Hexadecimal Output in PowerShell 5


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

Comments (2)

  1. Edgar says:

    Is there also a shortcut for the way back?

  2. @Edgar

    At present there is no Built in Cmdlet to reverse the process.

    Cheers!
    Sean
    Honorary Scripting Guy

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