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    Encrypting a file with Command.com's CIPHER

    I have Windows 7 Home Premium, for which EFS is not supported. Help says I should try to work around this by using Command.com's CIPHER command. But when I type "cipher /?", I don't understand the options I'm shown. Can someone walk me through it?

    I want to put all my user names/passwords into a text file, then encrypt the text file.

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    Why not use TrueCrypt? It sets up an encrypted drive and all you have to do is drag things to that drive.
    http://www.truecrypt.org/

    And actually, if all you are after is user names and passwords try out PasswordSafe:
    http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/

    There are also several other password managers available (avoid the ones the store your info in the cloud!)

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    Because Cipher is already part of Windows 7. Ergo, nothing to buy, and nothing to download. But it's a poorly documented part of Windows 7.

    Whoever at Microsoft decided not to put EFS into Home Premium, because home users supposedly don't need file encryption, is an idiot.

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