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Based on this http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=creating-new-volume I have an option to quick format the drive.

However, when I create a volume with options of "create an encrypted file container", I don't see any way that I can choose "quick format". In the regular format procedure, I have to wait hours before it can finish the format.

Can someone know a workaround?

Thank you

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You can start the volume creation, allowing it to run for a few seconds. Then open the Task Manager and kill off the truecrypt process. Next mount the newly created truecrypt volume and format it in windows. The container will not be the most secure but it will bypass the formatting.

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From the documentation that you linked:

Note that Quick Format can only be enabled when encrypting partitions/devices.

You can't "quick format" a file-hosted Truecrypt volume; this has no meaning. The container file must be created in its entirety before you can use it.

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