Large quantity of files to decrypt

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calamisc
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Large quantity of files to decrypt

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Greetings, my boss handed me a portable drive with a few million files on it encrypted with AEScrypt. I have been trying to de-crypt them, but can only do about 5k at a time in Windows due to issues with file explorer. Is there a command line or power shell instruction that I can use that will just do the files within the entire directory and/or sub directory, I don't have a concern on time, the password is the same for all files, and I can move the files around to different directories on the portable drive to accomplish this, I just want to let this run and be done with it :D

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Re: Large quantity of files to decrypt

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Yes, there's a command-line version installed with the GUI version. See C:\Program Files\AESCrypt\aescrypt.exe.

To use it, see the examples here: https://www.aescrypt.com/windows_aes_crypt.html

Or type "aescrypt -h" for help.

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Re: Large quantity of files to decrypt

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Thank you, works great. Last question----Is there a switch I can add to the cli to ignore errors if encountered. I have come across some errors when doing multi-file processes and would like the program to just ignore them and continue

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Re: Large quantity of files to decrypt

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There's no switch, but you could redirect error messages like this:

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aescrypt -d -p secret foo.txt.aes 2>nul
PowerShell uses $null rather than nul, I think.

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Re: Large quantity of files to decrypt

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Worked great, thank you very much !!!

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