Sunday, July 9, 2017

Windows 10 cipher command

Encrypt folders and secure erase files and folders

Command Prompt
Cipher /e C:\EncryptTest

/e = encrypt 
/d = decrypt 

Any files added to the encrypted folder will be encrypted as well
The encryption key is tied to your user account
Create a backup of the encryption key

Delete with cipher use the /w
Cipher /w: C:\EncryptTest

You could use cipher to secure erase all deleted data from the C: drive as well

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