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Old Apr 29, 2002, 07:04 PM
leadan leadan is offline
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I found the posting below on the BST forum and thought it sounded ok,but does anyone know if it will work ?
Nobody as replied to the thread commenting about it so I'm a bit concerned about just trying it without some other advice first.
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Interesting security feature for XP users .
I know a lot of people are concerned with effectively removing data from your hard drives....

If you have XP as your o/s then you can do the following.

Click on Start

Click on Run

Type....

cipher /x:

where x is the letter of your hard drive i.e.

cipher /c:

(note that there is a space after the word cipher)

What this does is fill up the supposedly deleted files with 0's and 1's so that the data is irretrivable.


Hope this helps.....
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Old Apr 29, 2002, 07:17 PM
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Cipher command
Displays or alters the encryption of folders and files on NTFS volumes.

cipher [/e| /d] [/s:dir] [/a][/i] [/f] [/q] [/h] [pathname [...]]

Parameters

none..Used without parameters, displays the encryption state of the current folder and any files it contains.

/e...Encrypts the specified folders. Folders will be marked so that files added to the folder later will be encrypted.

/d...Decrypts the specified folders. Folders will be marked so that files added to the folder later will not be encrypted.

/s: dir..Performs the selected operation on folders in the specified folder and all subfolders.

/a..Performs the selected operation on files with the specified names. If there is no matching file, this parameter is ignored.

/i...Continues performing the specified operation even after errors have occurred. By default, cipher stops when an error is encountered.

/f..Forces the encryption or decryption of all specified objects. By default, files that have already been encrypted or decrypted are skipped.

/q...Reports only the most essential information.

/h...Displays files with hidden or system attributes. By default, these files are not encrypted or decrypted.

pathname

Specifies a pattern, file, or folder.

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