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Where can one download a copy of cipher.exe? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I understand a copy of cipher.exe comes with every Windows system since 2000.  However I can't find it on the Windows XP Home system I happen to use.

    'cipher.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

    Does it matter if it is a Professional system or a Home system?  Will it work on a home system

    Where can one download a copy for XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8?

    Are they different with different Windows system?

    Tuesday, August 13, 2013 4:52 AM

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  • If you opened the local search on your computer and typed in:
    CIPHER.EXE
    You will find it in these directories:
    c:\windows\system32\cipher.exe 55kb
    C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386
    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate
    C:\Windpows\Prefetch

    Open a run command and type in:
    cmd click [OK]
    On the command prompt type cipher /? Hit Enter on your keyboard. The
    output will be this:
    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.


    Tuesday, August 13, 2013 4:59 AM