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i have an external hdd with personal info like bank details personal projects etc. I have 2 partitions, one for my personal stuff and one for casual stuff. I tried truecrypt, but when the disk is plugged, the encrypted partitions appear as unformatted drives, and anyone will be tempted to format it, thus destroying all data.

I am looking for a way to make only the casual partition visible on any computer it is plugged in.

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Why do other people have access to your computer while your personal external hdd is connected to the computer? The simple solution would be use Bitlocker instead. –  Ramhound Mar 1 '13 at 12:18
    
"my personal external hdd" might not be always connected to my computer. in fact, most of the time i have to lend it to my friends to transfer stuff across computers. Unfortunately, Bitlocker doesn't prevent directory listing. –  arnab321 Mar 1 '13 at 19:46
    
Simple solution to that problem. Use Bitlocker and have a TrueCrypt container be the only thing that exists on the drive. –  Ramhound Mar 1 '13 at 20:15

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I suggest to create only one non-encrypted partition and then to create a truecrypt volume on it: when not mounted it will look like a normal (big) file inside, just like a any other file

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