Re: cipher /w:C:




"Donald Shelton" <DonaldShelton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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>I certainly appreciate your efforts in helping me to solve the problem
>
> Currently I have asked numerous experts, but have not found a solution
>
> Leave it to me to be the one with the unsolvable problem!!!
>
> Don
>

Let us know if you find a fix. While I have seen the problem in the past I
can't duplicte it now.

Kerry

> "Kerry Brown" wrote:
>
>> "S.Sengupta" <ssengupta_@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:ucMIMYJcFHA.464@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> >I think you didn't have a closer look.The second link also tells the
>> >syntax
>> >of the /w switch
>> > Open the the second link,you will get a table where all tasks and
>> > parameters for the Cipher command has been listed.Scroll down the table
>> > you will find a last option:-"Display all of the options available with
>> > cipher. /?"
>> > If you open the command prompt window and put the above command what
>> > does
>> > it show?Doesn't it show [/w ] option?
>> > Before comment anything check it the whole thing.
>> > "access denied" message may be due to various factors but he didn't
>> > write
>> > in detail regarding other things,so I didn't mention that aspect.In any
>> > case:
>> > see:-
>> > Encrypting File System in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003
>> > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/deploy/cryptfs.mspx
>> >
>> > In the above article various possibilities mentioned as far as "access
>> > denied" message is concerned.
>> >
>> > regards,
>> > ssg MS-MVP
>> >
>>
>> Let me preface this by saying your help on these newsgroups is much
>> appreciated. You help a lot more people than I do. In this case it seemed
>> you just posted a couple of links without looking to see if they had any
>> bearing on the problem. The cipher /w command is very poorly documented.
>> It
>> sometimes seems to fail with the "access denied" message. This, on the
>> surface, appears to have nothing to do with the other cipher switches and
>> why they sometimes receive that error. An exhaustive google search and
>> searching Microsoft gets some hits on the problem but no solution. The XP
>> documentation says:
>>
>> /w removes data from portions of the volume it can access and have not
>> been
>> allocated to files or directories. It does not lock the drive, so other
>> programs can obtain space on the drive, which cipher cannot erase.
>> Because
>> this option writes to a large portion of the hard volume, it might take a
>> long time to complete and should only be used when necessary.
>>
>> This seems to indicate that it doesn't actually access any files, only
>> space
>> that has been de-allocated. If the space has been de-allocated why would
>> access be denied, especially logged in as administrator? I have tried to
>> duplicate the problem but have had no success. I have seen the problem on
>> one computer but was unable to solve it, thus my interest.
>>
>> Kerry
>>
>> >
>> >
>> > Kerry Brown wrote:
>> >> "S.Sengupta" <ssengupta_@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> >> news:eW12P8HcFHA.4040@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> >>
>> >>>check point-
>> >>>How to Use the Cipher Security Tool to Overwrite Deleted Data
>> >>>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315672&sd=tech
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>Encrypting and Decrypting Files and Folders by Using the Cipher
>> >>>Command
>> >>>http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prnb_efs_prpr.asp
>> >>>
>> >>>regards,
>> >>>ssg MS-MVP
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> I realise you are trying to help but did you read the OP and check the
>> >> links you posted? The second link has nothing that applies to the OP.
>> >> The
>> >> first link tells the syntax of the /w switch but nothing that answers
>> >> the
>> >> OP. I am also interested in the answer to the OP.
>> >>
>> >> Kerry
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>>Donald Shelton wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>>>Following Kim Kommando's advice, I typed in the above command in the
>> >>>>command line to make the unused portion of the hard drive more
>> >>>>secure.
>> >>>>
>> >>>>I get a message that says "access denied"
>> >>>>
>> >>>>I am usiing the administratior acct.
>> >>>>
>> >>>>What do I need to do?
>> >>>>
>> >>>>Don
>> >>
>> >>
>>
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