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Base64 conversion option not working in powershell

Has anyone had a problem running the get-credential-report in powershell? I cannot get the base64 conversion option to work.  This is the message I get (I did try upper and lower case B for Base64):

base64 : The term ‘base64’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program.

Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.

At line:1 char:63

  • … s iam get-credential-report –output text –query Content | base64 -d

  • CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (base64:String) [], CommandNotFoundException

  • FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

3 Answers

You could take the base64 output and then perform the following:


$DecodedText = [System.Text.Encoding]::Unicode.GetString([System.Convert]::FromBase64String($EncodedText))


I changed the base64 -D in the script to lower case -d and issue is fixed.  Hope this helps!

Al Or

that fixed the error. Thanks!

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