CMD prompt error

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sonicj
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CMD prompt error

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I have been using this program for awhile now. I created a batch file that would leverage aescrypt to encrypt and then I would back up that encrypted file to another location. Recently it stopped working. When the batch file runs now it returns
'aescrypt' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
I uninstalled and reinstalled. The line in question is simply
aescrypt -e -p <password> <file.txt>
Any thoughts?

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paulej
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Re: CMD prompt error

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The installer doesn't modify the PATH variable on Windows, so the only way to make that work is to call the program using the full pathname (e.g., c:\Program Files\AES...).

Alternatively, you can add the path to your profile in Windows. Of course, if you change directories to the AES Crypt install directory, you can run it without PATH changes.

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