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Is it safe to use Truecrypt to encrypt a raid 5 array?

I have a raid 5 array(software in windows server 2008). I have encrypted it using truecrypt, and it seams to be working fine, however, I am worried what will happen when i lose a drive. Will truecrypt ...
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hdd encryption before or after usage?

I am reinstalling my system with win8.1 and archlinux dualboot. I was wondering at what point i should encrypt the entire hdd with truecrypt. Can i just encrypt the whole hdd any time i like, for ...
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How to split TrueCrypt file into smaller files for cloud backup to OneDrive?

I have a lot of OneDrive storage and want to back up my files, but rather than putting them directly in the OneDrive folder, I'd rather put them in a TrueCrypt volume for security reasons. However, ...
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Trucrypt and remote access - how to?

I have encrypted whole system partition drive via truecrypt but now I can't remote access my computer. I need to be physically be in front of computer, to enter password. Is there possible to enter ...
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Why trust a public gpg key?

I'm trying to verify the integrity of TrueCrypt binaries (not the source like Xavier). Am using Xavier de Carné de Carnavalet's Guide "How I compiled TrueCrypt 7.1a for Win32 and matched the official ...
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Find out type of encrypted hard disk

say you get a random harddisk into your hands which is encrypted. is it possible just from the layout of the data to see what kind of encryption has been used? i.e. Bitlocker, Truecrypt, dcrypt?
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Why is there used space in empty TrueCrypt file containers?

I'm new to Truecrypt so I didn't quite get the hang of it yet. So, I started experimenting by creating a "standard", not "dynamic" 5MB file container and another one 10MB both are NTFS filesystem, AES ...
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Is it safe to truncate a TC file volume when I need more space from it?

Unless there's something important at the end of them, I plan on writing a script that extends/shrinks these files as I need them. So could I be wrong to try to extend/shorten a perfectly good ...
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TrueCrypt device-hosted vs partition-hosted encryption

I'm planning on using TrueCrypt to encrypt an external drive, and it gives me the option to encrypt the whole drive using device-hosted encryption (provided I remove all existing partitions) or just ...
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TrueCrypt consumes all physical memory [duplicate]

I'm experiencing similar issues as described in this unanswered post. I have a TrueCrypt container file that, when I start copying to it, starts using up my memory until the OS almost freezes. ...
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Truecrypt Full Disk Encryption - Bootloader on USB stick/pendrive

I thought about way to hide that I'm using truecrypt on HDD, other than truecrypt built-in decoy-OS feature - it has lots of disadvantages. My idea is simple: Use full disk encryption on my system ...
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TrueCrypt encrypted my hard drive and THEN warned that the drive letter will change

My laptop is broken, and I have to give it to a service tech soon. Unfortunately, I can not easily take off the hard drive with this model, it's deep inside. So I am frantically looking for ways to ...
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Prevent TrueCrypt dismount when sleeping

I have full system encryption set up with TrueCrypt across an internal SSD and a 7200rpm drive, as well as two external hard drives (both Western Digital, the drive in question is a WD Elements 3TB). ...
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Truecrypt And SpiderOak

I use SpiderOak for cloud backups... I like how they encrypt everything on their servers. I also want to use Truecrypt on my computer to encrypt sensitive info. Would I be able to upload these as ...
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Security-wise, is encrypting the partition containing the data as safe as encrypting the whole HDD?

I only have data on one partition. The only other existing partition on the hard drive is that 100 MB system reserved. My doubt is whether, leaving the drive itself decrypted and only encrypting the ...
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Truecrypt has marked my C: Drive as a “TrueCrypt Traveler Disk”

So i am no expert in TrueCrypt or encrypting (sorry) but i needed to encrypt my USB with a password and i was suggested to use TrueCrypt. So after long hours of try to find out how to add a password i ...
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Is my data gone after unplugging my external hard drive while formatting with TrueCrypt?

I unplugged my external hard drive while it was being formatted 30 seconds in, using TrueCrypt's Volume Creation Wizard. I unplugged the external while it was actively being formatted because I ...
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Is there a way to use a keyfile with TrueCrypt full disk encryption?

Is it possible to completely encrypt a drive using TrueCrypt and then being able to decrypt it using a keyfile at boot time?
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Will TrueCrypt cause problems on a CrashPlan backup destination?

I recently began using my home computer as a remote backup destination for my "server" at work. I'm using CrashPlan, which is working quite nicely. I also have my personal files on the same drive, ...
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Truecrypt Rescue disk unique for each system?

I want to decrypt an external USB harddrive wich I have encrypted using Truecrypt system encryption. I want to use a laptop for this which harddrive is also system encrypted using Truecrypt. Both are ...
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180 views

Can TrueCrypt automatically dismount a volume when laptop shuts down?

I created an encrypted volume in a partition in my laptop. But I'm worried to forget to unmount it when I close the laptop (which may put it in standby or hibernate) and somebody be able to hack ...
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how to ensure large encrypted files are not corrupted over time?

I created a 20GB truecrypt container file. I use it to store videos. I store it on an external drive that is always connected to my Win7 daily PC, and only occasionally mount this container file with ...
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LMDE .profile: {truecrypt /media/SDHC/user.tc /home/user} causes login window to appear twice

The goal is to make a portable profile in a truecrypt container, but I imagine it requires modifying every system I use with the container to work like this. The issue at hand is what I'm not ...
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Truecrypt file containers suddenly empty

I have multiple truecrypt file containers on my Google Drive. They all contain lots of files and folders that has worked well over the last 18 months. Today I reinstalled my PC and went from Windows ...
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After mounting container as drive in Truecrypt , Windows says drive is not formatted

I created a container using truecrypt long time back , and I used to mount it whenever I needed , until one day I decided to format my laptop. So I took backup of the file container to a USB drive. ...
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology (HDD-Cache on SSD) compromising Truecrypt?

I run a Dell Vostro with a HDD, accelerated by Intel Rapid Storage Technology caching on the (much smaller) SSD. I intend to encrypt all partitions with TrueCrypt, but I have no access to whatever is ...
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What causes TrueCrypt to fail to load operating system during pre-test?

I have been installing full disk encryption (FDE) on multiple computers and have record of 3 out of 163 computers failed. They all failed at the exact same point and I have no clue why or how to ...
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TrueCrypt - Does the change of your passphrase have any effect?

You can modify your password/passphrase in Truecrypt. So it can be either 'foo' or some 64-char-long random password. Does this have any effect on the encryption whatsoever? Let's say you do a ...
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Truecrypt hidden volume space

I am using truecrypt to encrypt thumb drives and laptop harddrive etc, and have a question regarding the hidden volume option. As i understand it, an encrypted volume is created inside another, and ...
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Does truecrypt store plaintext password in memory?

I'm aware that the plaintext password is used to decrypt the header which stores all the decryption details for the actual data. So there is no reason to store the actual password in memory once the ...
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Encrypt all disk and decrypt it depending on the sytem hardware

Is there any tool that can encrypt a whole disk and use a decrypt key based on the hardware of the machine? My goal is to create anti-copy OS that can only run on a specific machine, if i change the ...
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278 views

Windows File Search doesn't work on TrueCrypt protected volumes

I have found a problem with Windows Search and my TrueCrypt volumes. My laptop is encrypted with BitLocker for system partition, and TrueCrypt 7.1a for the rest of hard drives, in order to share some ...
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Dropbox: How to password protect files and folders and maintain accessibility?

I'm aware that there is a similar thread on this subject, but I don't think that situation is similar to mine because the solution that was reached will not work for me. In that scenario, using ...
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decrypt truecrypt system partition with lost recovery disk (still mountable under other OS)

I have a truecrypt system partition which the OS (Win8) no longer boots (get's stuck on "booting..." after entering credentials ( bad update to checkout 8.1 ) I can use a USB thumbdrive to boot into ...
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Why is it that Truecrypt cannot be configured to be 100% portable, unlike other Encryption Softwares?

Why is it that Truecrypt cannot be configured to be 100% portable, unlike other Encryption Software? Is it really that hard to do? You cannot really use Truecrypt on computers unless you have admin ...
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How can I encrypt my “users” drive?

I am currently running Windows 7. My User folder is mapped to a different drive then the drive that my OS in installed on. I mapped the users folder to the other drive while installing windows. I ...
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TrueCrypt AutoMount on Windows 8

I have Windows 8 installed on one harddrive and have a secondary harddrive installed in my system. The System partition is secured via TrueCrypt with Pre-Boot-Authentication. I would like to secure my ...
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Deduplication efficiency with TrueCrypt File container and crashplan

I have a 100GB truecrypt container file (among lots of other things) that I am backing up with crashplan onto an external HDD. I have disabled "Preserve modification timestamp of file containers" so ...
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How to create a cross-platform traveler disk with TrueCrypt

I need to create a file-based TrueCrypt volume in a 32GB USB pendrive. If I wanted to access my files in offline computers, I'd need to include the TrueCrypt executable in the pendrive as well. I'd ...
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Hide (Encrypted) windows installation under Linux

I've got a PC running Linux (Ubuntu, in case it makes any difference). I want to install windows (Seven) to a hidden-encrypted partition on that drive. So on boot-up i have a selection screen : 1. ...
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TrueCrypt: In-place-encryption with re-use of original drive letter possible?

I want to encrypt a non-system partition with TrueCrypt in Windows 7, and I would like to re-use the previous drive letter. Is this possible? The TrueCrypt documentation is not really clear about ...
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Windows 7 startup repair with Truecrypt

I have many computers encrypted with Truecrypt 7.1a (current version) with the whole drive encrypted. Today one of them shows the Windows 7 splash screen for a moment and then goes into startup ...
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what is the bitlocker recovery key? a password-reset-disk like mechanism?or header backup as in truecrypt?

truecrypt permits header backup of an encrypted partition/drive/container. this can be restored in case the header of the encrypted volume is damaged. does bitlocker have a similar facility? i have a ...
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Scanning encrypted drive

I have a TrueCrypt encrypted partition on a drive. I wanted to use Windows 7 disk checking tool to scan and fix folders/files on the encrypted partition, just like you would do on a regular ...
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1answer
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How to automatically mount 3 TrueCrypt volumes on OSX after login

As the title say I would like to automatically mount 3 volumes after logging into OSX. I saved my 3 volumes to the favorite volumes. I tried the –-auto-mount=favorites parameter from here: ...
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1answer
660 views

Is it possible to make truecrypt 100% portable by using vmware thinapp?

truecrypt and other OTFE cryptosystems require an extremely low level device driver to be running in the background for encryption/decryption operations.for this reason, one needs admin rights(atleast ...
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Encrypting remote laptops with Truecrypt

My current process of encrypting user laptops is to set the password for myself, create a rescue disk, test login and have user set the password to their liking. I do this while physically with the ...
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TrueCrypt system encrypted drive fails to load Windows

I have full system encryption on my Win 7 Pro/64 hdd. I boot the machine and enter the TrueCrypt password, and Windows starts to load but fails with the error message "The boot selection failed ...
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How to automatically mount a TrueCrypt volume on OSX after login with password/keyfile

I would like to do the following: I. After logging into my account I would like OSX to automatically mount 2 of my volumes (located on same external HDD connected via FW800) using a password or ...
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How is TrueCrypt in-place system drive encryption implemented?

TrueCrypt supports encrypting a system partition while operating system is running. From the docs: Note that TrueCrypt can encrypt an existing unencrypted system partition/drive in-place while ...