Saturday, June 14, 2008

Vista: Finding Encrypted Files

To find encrypted files on Windows Vista do this:
  1. Open a command prompt and switch to a directory in which you have write permissions.
  2. Run the command: "cypher /s:c:\ /N /U > filelist.txt" and wait until finished (this example searches the entire volume c:
  3. When finished open the file filelist.txt. It contains a list of all files that are encrypted.
  4. In the Explorer window navigate to each file and though "Properties" -> "Advanced..." goto to the "Advanced Attributes" page and remove the checkmark from "Encrypt contents to secure data"


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