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How To Encrypt and Decrypt Files/Folders using Command Prompt

Encrypt and Decrypt

Securing your data is always an issue to deal with. Here, I will be showing you how to  Encrypt and Decrypt Files/Folders in Windows 10.


Encryption is the process of coding a data from a plain text into a cipher text, especially to hide its meaning and is the most common ways that no other person than you can take a peek at your data.

Decryption is also the process of decoding a cipher text into a plain text.

Step 1: Simply lodge the command prompt and change the working directories to the folder were files are. E.g. C:\>cd Desktop

                              C:\>cd specific

Step 2: And so, once you have than that type cipher /E and hit Enter. E.g.     C:\specific>cipher /E and automatically the command prompt encrypt the files in the folder

Step 3: After that no one from another account will be able to access your encrypted files without decrypting them with your ‘Password’ first.  Now you can be at ease knowing that your files are safe.

Note: As for decryption, the process of encryption is the same, but the only difference is typing cipher /D after changing all the working directories.

Also, See How to Configure Certificate Authority (ADCS) Server 2016 (Part 1)

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