I am getting this error when trying to authenticate into the cmd line interface for Data loader. I have read some previous threads on making sure Java and data loader are up to date. I have updated both but still get the error.

C:\Program Files (x86)\salesforce.com\Data Loader\bin>encrypt.bat -e password "C:\temp\key.txt"

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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\salesforce.com\Data Loader\bin>encrypt.bat -e <password> "C:\temp\key.txt"
    – Allen Mann
    Mar 4, 2017 at 20:16
  • Please type out or copy errors as text. Images are not very accessible.
    – Adrian Larson
    Mar 5, 2017 at 1:31
  • What are the contents of your key.txt file, Allen? Mar 5, 2017 at 21:08

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Found my issue.

I had a sting of text describing the key in in my key.txt file.

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