Cipher Command to Wipe a Directory

Cipher Command to Wipe a Directory

June 17, 2016

In Command Prompt you can use the cipher command to wipe a directory and prevent deleted files from being recovered.     The cipher command will write random data to a folder that you specify.  You simply need to follow these steps. 


1. Go to Start and type 'cmd'.   Windows command prompt will open.


2. Then enter:

  cipher \w:c:\[your folder path]


This command will not remove active, undeleted files, but it will wipe any files which have already been deleted from this folder. 













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