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Using Out-file -Appended switch, WMIC output in file has unwanted NUL codes in Notepad++

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Using Out-file -Append switch to file $FNRunCMD, WMIC output has unwanted
NUL codes in Notepad++. See image.

I tried changing $CMDStrFreeSpc to not use /format:csv
I haven't tried the other 'Encodings'. My understanding is ASCII is universal for text editors.

There are other Out-file -Append lines to the same output file $FNRunCMD in this script. But this is the only line using WMIC.

$CMDStrFreeSpc = "wmic /node:d2j7jsr1 logicaldisk where drivetype=3 get name, freespace, systemname, filesystem, size, volumeserialnumber /format:csv >>`"$FNLog`""

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Out-File -InputObject $CMDStrFreeSpc -Append $FNRunCMD -Encoding ascii

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