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How to reverse DBFHIDE

Hi Expert.

I am currently upgrading an existing system which has config scripts for Mobilink synchronization. However, the config scripts are already encrypted with the use of the command "DBFHIDE". Right now, since the last development was done 5 years ago, there is no way for us to locate the original copy of the files. The question I have is, is there a way to reverse the encryption on a .CFG file in order for it to be editable?

I really appreciate a quick response.

Thanks and Regards,

Pau

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  • May 18 at 12:08 AM

    Unfortunately there is no way to reverse the file.

    Please see the below.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    File Hiding utility (dbfhide)
    http://dcx.sap.com/index.html#sa160/en/dbadmin/file-hiding-utility-syntax.html
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    You cannot modify the contents of an encrypted file, and you cannot remove encryption from a file.
    To make changes to an encrypted file, you must replace the file.
    Therefore, it is recommended that you create copies of the configuration files and encrypt the copies.
    The original files should be saved in another location so that they can be used again to make copies.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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