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run CIPHER /X[:efsfile] [filename] programatically

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We are running XP and would like to run the CIPHER /X[:efsfile] [filename] command from a batch file. Can this be done?

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According to this Microsoft Technet article, the answer is yes...

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490177.aspx
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flubbster,

Thanks for the info. One of our techs is going to experiment with purging some HDDs in that manner. However, our particular problem is when using the /X switch you have to deal with pop-ups and request for user input, which are difficult at best if not impossable to deal with via batch files.
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