Disk encryption is the process by which every bit of data on a disk is encrypted, protecting it against unauthorized persons.

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Encrypt data drive with USB key without encrypting the OS drive

In my computer I have a SSD with an OS installed, and a HDD with two partitions, one of them I use to store my user profiles and other potentially sensitive data. I would like to encrypt one of the ...
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Bitlocked USB drive lost power, doesn't work

PC lost power while it was copying files to my encrypted 64gig USB thumb drive. When it came back up Windows 10 would just repeatedly pop up and say the drive needed to be formatted. I disabled ...
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Can't seem to figure out how to encrypt Kali Linux post-installation

So I've been trying for the past few days now to encrypt my Kali install with LUKS. I've mostly been switching through different Linux distros to see what might be a good fit. I didn't choose to ...
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How to mount a LUKS encrypted device with password prompt NOT at bootime?

I would like to automate the process of doing sudo cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sdc sdc_crypt sudo mount /dev/mapper/sdc_crypt /mnt/data in one line with mount /mnt/data and only be prompted for the ...
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What is the difference between a BitLocker startup and recovery key?

I would like to encrypt a system partition using BitLocker using a password (manage-bde -protectors -add c: -pw), but (safely) store a key elsewhere if I ever forget the password. Should I add a ...
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Symantec Encryption Desktop not recognizing 3 Tb drive properly

I'm attempting to encrypt a new 3 Tb hard drive (Western Digital My Passport Ultra) using Symantec Encryption Desktop (formerly PGP Whole Disk Encryption) v. 10.3.0 in Windows 7 64-bit. I've used it ...
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How to encrypt VM box via VBoxManage?

I've created VM box via Vagrantfile, however when I'm trying to encrypt the storage, I've got the following error: $ VBoxManage encryptmedium aaa-bbb-ccc-ddd-eee --newpassword - --newpasswordid ...
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Can EFI/UEFI theoretically steal LUKS password?

I usually keep my data private by encrypting the whole hard drive. My previous notebook had BIOS, without UEFI. I have bought macbook, want to install linux in dualboot there. So I wonder if EFI can ...
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Is it possible to have a HDD with Windows 10 and a Linux fully encrypted with VeraCrypt?

So I'd like to set up a multiboot system on my 4TB hard drive with Windows 10 64bit and a Linux distribution such as Debian and fully encrypt it with VeraCrypt. Is this possible? And if so how?
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Can I reuse a SSD if I forgot the ATA password?

I want to use the hardware encryption of my Samsung Evo 850 SSD. I understood that I will have to set an ATA password in the BIOS. What happens if I forget the password (apart from the data loss) ? ...
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How do I install Windows on an encrypted drive when I've forgotten the password?

About a year ago I installed ubuntu on my notebook and made it encrypt my hard drive. Problem is, I don't know what password I used back then, 'cause I haven't touched the notebook in a while. Now I ...
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Encrypt multiple hard drives in Windows, each required for boot

I have two drives, a small SSD (boot device) and a much larger drive for data. I want to encrypt these drives, but the problem is that both of them need to be available at boot time. I have many ...
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How does mounting/unmounting of containers hide/reveal data

I was looking to encrypt files/drives etc and came across VeraCrypt disk encryption tool. I am reading through the documentation and also downloaded the tool. It took hardly a couple of minutes to ...
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Can I save a LUKS (or other encryption) passphrase or key in the TPM?

The spec is rather complex. The software is rather sensitive, so I keep it on an encrypted volume. My assumption was SecureBoot with my own Platform Key to ensure only my signed boot-loader runs, and ...
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Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) and S3-suspend (sleep)

since my laptop is aging, but I love its 4:3 screen, I don't like relying on external media (also no USB 3 ports), and SSDs are too small for my budget, but I want full encryption (previously ...
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What easy to manage file system to choose on Linux for homeserver?

I have a homeserver running on a HP Proliant Microserver Gen7 with 10GB of ECC Memory running Debian 8 (jessie). Right now i have one small system disk (backed up using rsnapshot) and 2x 3TB storage ...
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Is it possible to have a cross-platform USB drive encryption when the Mac is locked down?

Is it possible to encrypt a USB drive cross-platform between Windows and OS X Yosemite when the Mac does not allow software installation? I heard that TrueCrypt is cross-platform, but you need admin ...
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How to install Ubuntu 15.10 on an encrypted RAID 1

I recently set up an Ubuntu 15.10 (desktop) on a encrypted RAID 1 and want to share how to achieve this as it didn't work out of the box and I didn't find any tutorial. So what I wanted to achieve was ...
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the system won't accept my encrypted volume

my volume just stopped working 3 weeks ago. It won't accept the password what is actually stored in the keychain. Strange thing is i can change the password in disk utility. I started to recovery all ...
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Lock access to external USB disk

I am using an external USB3 disk drive for backups. My PC works under Windows 7. So far, the USB disk has permanently been connected to my system. Probably not a good idea anyhow, as the disk is ...
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How can I protect a hard disk being read when drive is inserted into another computer without using encryption?

Besides using an encrypting-filesystem on-disk, what other options are there for password-protecting a hard disk, so that when it is removed from a computer's encasing or laptop its contents cannot be ...
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Why does BitLocker want a recovery key instead of a password?

I have a .vhd image of a BitLocker encrypted drive. When I mount and double click the drive, BitLocker wants me to enter a 48-digit recovery key and doesn't ask for a password. Why is that so and ...
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How to skip startup jobs for fstab? No timeout CENTOS7

So I was working on CentOS7 by encrypting one of my drives which worked perfectly manually. However, after making a mistake in the /etc/fstab and /etc/crypttab for mounting automatically it will get ...
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How to enable SSD encryption?

I just bought a samsung evo 840, which supports encryption AES-256. Reading the very little documentation that I could find about SSD encryption, I found that I have to enter my bios, go to the ...
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BitLocker hardware encryption cannot be activated on Win10 10586/1511

I'm having trouble enabling hardware encryption with BitLocker using Windows 10 build 10586 on a clean install with a Samsung 850 SSD. The encryption worked flawlessly before on build 10240. I've ...
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TrueCrypt - ran “decrypt” by accident on wrong disk which was not encrypted - how to “encrypt” it back?

basically I had normal, not encrypted disk, which I thought is my truecrypt drive. I booted from TrueCrypt Rescue Disk.iso and selected "Permanent Decrypt my data". It complained about key data being ...
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Can files be recovered from a disk encrypted with FileVault?

I formatted a USB stick that had an HFS+ partition encrypted with Apple's FileVault. This seemed like a good idea at the time, but now I would like some of the data back. The drive was not ...
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Windows 10 Bitlocker Encryption and Storage Space

Does data encrypted by Bitlocker on Windows 10 take up more space than un-encrypted data?
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Windows 10 and Linux dualboot disk encryption accessibility

I am considering buying Dell Latitude laptop which comes with Windows 10 preinstalled. I also want to install Kubuntu on it, so, in the end I will end up with a GRUB2 dualboot of Windows and Linux. ...
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Veracrypt volume automatically dismounting after a few minutes

I have an external backup hard drive encrypted with VeraCrypt. It mounts fine, but after only a few minutes, even if I'm in the middle of copying something over to the drive, it auto-dismounts. I am ...
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Does Full Disk Encryption using Veracrypt on a home PC affect my gaming performance and cloud storage options?

I'm considering encrypting my gaming machine SSD (A Samsung 850 EVO, 1 TB) and HDD (1 TB classic HDD) with Veracrypt for the added security (although it's unlikely i'll need it). However, I have some ...
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Whole disk encryption on a tablet (that has no pre-boot keyboard)

I am researching methods to encrypt whole disk on tablet. I would like to encrypt my tablet that comes with Dual Boot OS, with pre-installed Windows 10 Home and Android 5.1. Let's start with what ...
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Cloning/Imaging A Mounted TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt Volume

From VeraCrypt's documentation (here, section "System Partitions"), it sounds like one should be able to: 1) Boot a PE (or secondary OS), 2-3) Create & mount a new, empty encrypted volume ...
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trying to copy an application folder to different user

im new to the community and in a rush to get things going so... forgive me for me if it becomes weird.. im trying to copy a folder of an app (kodi) to a new user on my machine. after trying to ...
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Encrypting multiple drives on a multi-boot system

So I am building a new system and I want to fully encrypt it, problem is I am not really sure how since I never encrypted anything bigger than a folder or zip. The build includes a Samsung 850 ...
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I have a corrupt gpt with a luks partition. How do I recover the disk?

I encrypted my drive about a month or so ago with LUKS(through Gnome Disks). It was working just fine and I restarted my computer, then Some time later I tried to access the drive and it wasn't ...
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Hibernating made my computer unbootable

For some reason hibernation was not enabled on my Windows 7 install. So I enabled it, and then put the machine into hibernation. I use McAfee Safeboot on the machine (for data encryption). Upon ...
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Duplicate entry in /etc/crypttab (Debian Jessie)

I am using Debian Jessie 8.1 (systemd init) with an encrypted (LUKS) root partition. I recently noticed, that there are two identical entries for the root partition in /etc/crypttab. Is this really ...
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I've upgraded to Windows 10 Home, how can I decrypt my drivers from BitLocker?

Since Windows 10 Home doesn't have BitLocker support (you can unlock drives though), I've decided to use different software. That said, I need to decrypt my BitLocker-encrypted drives. How can I do ...
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2 questions re Self Encrypting Drives (SED)

Can the SED be “turned on” with documents and files already on the computer? Are they affected in any adverse way? I have a laptop with SED that I’m wanting to use in a small work environment that ...
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How exactly does TrueCrypt work

I have some questions about how TrueCrypt and other Encryption Software work. TrueCrypt overrides the Bootcode in the MBR. Is there any other TrueCrypt Code on the disk which is not encrypted (Chain ...
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Easiest way to encrypt multiple hard drives?

What is the best way to encrypt multiple separate hard drives? I have a Windows 7 desktop computer with multiple drives for various media- boot drive, video game HD, media HD, a Raid setup - and I ...
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Changing System Drive from GPT to MBR

I currently have an Acer Laptop running Windows 10. My system drive currently has a GUID Partition Table (GPT) but I want to convert it to MBR Partition Table. Doing this wont be a problem as I found ...
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First 32KB of logical partitions. What is there? Consequences of allowing/limiting access to it

This is a very low level disk question, and I have only been working with this stuff for a short time, and it is quite a different learning experience, so pardon any carelessness with terms, ...
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How to share an encrypted storage on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux in a secure way

I got a 2 TB drive that I have to use with both Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 and Yosemite to OS X / OS X El Capitan and maybe even on Linux. I need to encrypt the volume. Or rather, I want to create two ...
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How does BitLocker to Go leave an unencrypted file (BitLocker to Go Reader) that is readable by Windows XP or Windows Vista without extra software?

BitLocker to Go volumes are fully supported on Windows 7 and later. For compatibility with systems running Windows XP or Windows Vista, a utility called BitLocker to Go Reader is provided to enable ...
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Can I upgrade a DiskCryptor-encrypted Windows 8.1 machine to Windows 10?

I am running Windows 8.1 Pro and my system drive is encrypted with DiskCryptor. This means that I need to enter my key before Windows will boot. After having read that some people managed to upgrade ...
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Can't enable BitLocker auto-unlock on drive (“invalid function”)

I just upgraded my computer to Windows 10 by doing a clean install after formatting my boot drive. My boot drive is an SSD, and all my files are on an HDD that I didn't erase. I have all my volumes ...
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Remove double password requirement on bitlocker

Having an issue at work where one of my employees requires two passwords for their windows surface (one for bitlocker and one for windows) several times a day when it falls asleep! On my mac I only ...
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Encrypted folder with decryption through network on Windows 7

I'm trying to figure out some way how to have an encrypted folder, which could be decrypted throught network. I have Windows 7 Professional, I've searched for some ways, tried Bitlocker but it works ...