Open encrypted backup file on desktop

Fred

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Is there any way to open a DA backup file that was encrypted? I have the password, just can't get it to decrypt on my Mac. Tried different software, no luck. Just errors.
 

Fred

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Thank you, both! I got it to work in Terminal. I had originally tried Terminal but couldn't find a good set of instructions so I kept getting errors.

https://n-o-d-e.net/encrypt.html was the closest I could find. The tilde kept producing errors. It's easiest to find the path by just dragging the file onto Terminal.

DECRYPTING FILES

Step 1. In a Terminal window, type the following (using the path of your file) and press enter:

openssl aes-256-cbc -d -in /path to file /fred/Desktop/Backups/user.admin.domain.tar.gz.enc -out /path to file /fred/Desktop/Backups/user.admin.domain.tar

Step 2. Enter the password

File should be decrypted in the destination folder.
 
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