Truecrypt is software that is used to encrypt or decrypt (virtual) partitions or entire drives.

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Remove TrueCrypt whole USB encryption in Linux

I've accidentally encrypted my 8GB usb stick instead of my 4GB stick and now I need to revert the encryption on the 8GB one. There doesn't seem to be an option like this in the TrueCrypt interface ...
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How can I disable safe mode in Windows 7 and crash Windows with a hotkey? [closed]

Is there a way to disable safe mode in Windows 7? In XP, I can modify the following keys to disable safe mode, which causes BSOD and reboot. ...
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Replace truecrypt container with bitlocker vhd

Right now I'm have truecrypt mount a container file at startup. All that is needed after log on is the truecrypt password and then the container mounts. It stores any personal data on my work ...
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Will wiping free space with pseudorandom in outer (decoy) volume damage the encrypted hidden volume?

I'm referring to system full disk encryption with hidden OS. Objective is to corrupt / damage the encrypted hidden volume the simplest way. Here's the scenario: I've created system outer (decoy) ...
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Is there any full disk encryption out there that does not have any forensic traces? Any effective method?

I've been testing quite a number of full disk encryptions but still new in computer forensic stuffs. I'm fully aware of decoy/hidden OS and cold boot attack though. Even Truecrypt and Bestcrypt ...
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fixing a truecrypt volume

I believe that I have corrupted my volume header on one of my truecrypt volumes because I have tried the password tons of times and it hasn't worked. My idea is to create another volume with the ...
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Truecrypt and Dell Recovery Partition

I used Truecrypt to do a full disk encryption of my C:\ drive. Now I want boot into the Dell Recovery Partition (Ctrl+F11) to do a full system restore. However, I can't get into the Dell Recovery ...
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Recovering corrupt Truecrypt Disk

I have a 2 TB external hard drive that I've encrypted using Truecrypt. I made a complete backup of all my data to it, and wiped my hard drive and reinstalled my operating systems. Once I reinstalled ...
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Truecrypt WDE deniability?

Say i encrypt my entire HDD with Truecrypt, and then use the rescue CD to completey remove the bootloader from the HDD. I have 2 questions: 1) Does not having the bootloader on the HDD mean that it ...
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Best Way to move files into TrueCrypt partition

At the moment I try to move ~350GB of data into a truecrypt partition via Windows Explorer on Windows Vista. Unfortunately the data transfer breaks down frequently. Is there a workaround? Should I use ...
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Fedora - what's the easiest solution for the in-place (without data loss) encryption of the (existing) /home partition?

I read that the installer can handle encryption easily, but I don't want to reinstall. TrueCrypt apparently can't encrypt a partition in-place and will require a format. I've looked around at some ...
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encrypt multiple systems (Windows 7 + deb)

I've installed two operating system on single drive with 3 partitions (#1 Windows 7, #2 Debian Squeeze, #some data). Grub 2 is installed in MBR and lets me choose which system to boot. I would encrypt ...
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Encyrpting a Macbook with Truecrypt (Snow Leopard + Bootcamp)

I have a Macbook Pro with Snow Leopard and Windows 7 Pro (Bootcamp). I have encyrpted all the company computers with truecrypt and now its the Macbooks turn. Will Truecrypt only encrypt the Win 7 ...
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How can I reduce the physical size (“size on disk”) for TrueCrypt encrypted volumes?

I have an encrypted TrueCrypt volume with dynamic size (maximum 4GB). I had about 900MB used on that volume (and so the "size on disk", or the physical volume size on my "real" hard drive was also ...
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Proprietary vs open-source encryption/security software

I just had an argument with colleagues about the usefulness of Microsoft BitLocker drive encryption for keeping representatives of the state (FBI etc.) out of data. They were convinced that vendors of ...
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DropBox + TrueCrypt - safe for sensitive information?

I have read articles suggesting the use of DropBox in conjunction with a password manager database to facilitate strong, distinct passwords that can easily be used on various computers and mobile ...
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Truecrypt Volume Won't Mount From Hard Drive

I have a truecrypt volume on a hard drive. When I try to mount the volume from the hard drive I get an error with Incorrect password or not a truecrypt volume. If I copy the truecrypt volume onto my ...
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Is it possible to tell if a TrueCrypt container uses a password or keyfile (or both)?

If I create a TrueCrypt container and use a keyfile(s) instead of a typical password could someone looking at the container knowing nothing about it know that it uses a keyfile instead of a password?
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TrueCrypt: pro and contra

What are possible drawbacks of using TrueCrypt? Do I risk losing my data in case of some disk error?
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Windows 7 backup to TrueCrypt Encrypted External Device

First off, forgive me if my tech vocabulary is lacking. I'm fairly new to the stuff, especially regarding encryption. If I'm being too vague please let me know and I'll try to provide more detail. The ...
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Setting custom truecrypt boot prompt

I read a long time ago that you should set the truecrypt boot prompt to say something besides enter password. Is this still true? How can I do this, google search returns nothing useful.
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Is there a Truecrypt reader application, written in Java or Flash?

Is there an application available for reading Truecrypt volumes, written in Java (.jar) or Flash? I'm in a restricted environment running Windows XP with Software policy enabled, and cannot run ...
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How does Truecrypt encrypt a preexisting system partition in Windows?

It does not make sense to me, data has already been written -- unencrypted -- to C:\ so how can it retroactively change existing data? Does it simply make a copy and delete the original? I thought ...
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Encrypting a single file with password and keyfile

I am a fan of TrueCrypt and I guess it's the best encryption tool available. As far as I understand, TrueCrypt created encrypted containers which acts a place to store files. I would like to encrypt ...
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Encrypted TrueCrypt volume in file with decoy content?

I've been reading about the encryption features of TrueCrypt, including the feature to have an encrypted volume inside a file with any name. For example, I can create an encrypted volume inside a file ...
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Why does TrueCrypt need require incoming connections?

I use TrueCrypt on OSX and get firewall popups asking whether to allow incoming connections by TrueCrypt.app. I can't fathom a reason why such an application would need this. Can anyone explain?
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Isn't a hidden volume used when encrypting a drive with TrueCrypt detectable?

I don't purport to be an expert on encryption (or even TrueCrypt specifically), but I have used TrueCrypt for a number of years and have found it to be nothing short of invaluable for securing data. ...
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Copying truecrypt containers?

I created a 200GB container to store files on my external USB drive. Can I just copy this (empty) container file to create another container of 200GB? I want to do this since it takes about 2 hours to ...
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Prevent Windows 7 prompt format USB HDD

I am running Windows 7. I have a USB HDD 100% formatted with a Trucypt partition. When I insert the drive into my system, Windows asks if I would like to format the drive, each time I insert the ...
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Recover data from a corrupt truecrypt encrypted partiton

If you have a drive that totatly encrypted using Truecrypt and somehow the boot sector / disk header is corrupted and you can no longer mount the truecrypt volume, is it somehow possible to recover ...
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TrueCrypt Macbook Pro Windows 7, won't boot from CD anymore

I tried installing Windows 7 as the first partition to TrueCrypt the system drive. Now it won't boot up anymore, it was working though. But now it says no boot partition available, and if I put the ...
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Is it possible to run TrueCrypt bootloader on a Sony Vaio S?

We run TrueCrypt bootloader on Sony Vaio E series laptops and it runs fine requiring users to enter a password before the machine will load the OS. However, on the Sony S series laptops, TrueCrupt ...
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Rsync: how to mount truecrypt on-the-fly on the receiving side?

The short version: how can I keep an rsync backup on a truecrypt volume? The hard part is to mount/unmount this volume on the fly when it is needed for rsync. Details This is my current backup ...
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How to place TueCrypt bootloader on CD?

Context I want to encrypt my entire OS according to this tutorial, which involves a decoy OS and a hidden one. The problem I have with this setup is that the bootloader could be compromised with a ...
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email in truecrypt

Is there some way to drag my Mac email program and files into my truecrypt partition so that I open it after opening truecrypt?
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Encrypting Network Drives

I have a freecom network drive (which has a usb option and a network option to connect), so it can be directly connected to a pc via usb or to a network switch via RJ45. ...
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Does compression on a TrueCrypt drive compromise the security?

I choose “Compress drive to save disc space” under drive properties.
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Which TrueCrypt Algorithm is the safest?

If performance is of no concern, which TrueCrypt algorithm is the safest to use? AES Serpent Triple DES Twofish AES-Twofish AES-Twofish-Serpent Serpent-AES Serpent-Twofish-AES Twofish-Serpent
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Is TrueCrypt reliable enough for business-critical use? [closed]

I'd like to hear from TrueCrypt users who've had both good and (if any) bad experiences with it: Is it reliable enough for business-critical use? In my case, I expect to use file-based containers ...
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Encrypt Windows partition with TrueCrypt, decrypt under Linux?

Is there any way I can fully encrypt a windows partition so that encryption is in real time and transparent, and when I boot into my Linux partition be able to decrypt it and access the file son ...
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Multiboot liveCD with custom ISOs

I want to create one bootable DVD, on which I would love to have Truecrypt rescueCD Ubuntu 10.10 liveCD DBAN I have ISOs of all of above. Do you have any idea how to acomplish so?
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How much will full-disk encryption slow down a netbook?

I've been comfortable using TrueCrypt volumes to protect various sets of files on my computers. But I've gathered there can be more convenience and security to be had be encrypting the full hard disk, ...
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TrueCrypt & upgrading your hard drive?

I currently use TrueCrypt to encrypt the hard drive in a Win7 laptop (everything in a single partition). I am looking to upgrade the hard drive to a model with significantly more storage capacity. ...
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Using an unecrypted decoy OS with truecrypt hidden OS?

Can the truecrypt bootloader be configured to run a non-encrypted operating system as well as an encrypted operating system on the same computer? That is, a dual-boot with an unencrypted "guest use" ...
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How to turn off the “you need to format the disk… do you want to format it?” message in Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable "you need to format this disk" message in Windows Vista/7? I have a USB drive. The entire device is encrypted with TrueCrypt. When I plug ...
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Truecrypting External Hard Drives?

I've always heard people talk about Truecrypting their external hard drives. How do they do this? Is the hard drive encrypted as a hard drive itself, or do you just make an Truecrypt image and then ...
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Advice on approaches to disk encryption in Ubuntu?

I'm considering encrypting the contents of my laptop, which runs Ubuntu 10.04 and has an ext4 + swap, and I'm wondering what the best options are here. I'm aware of: TrueCrypt: either block-level ...
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How to use Dropbox with Truecrypt?

I have some files that need to be accessible from multiple computers, but encrypted on each computer. Something like the 'shared folder' feature on Dropbox, but with the folder encrypted locally on ...
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Windows 7 ReadyBoost and TrueCrypt

Will the Windows 7 benefit from a ReadyBoost usb flash disk (or sdhc card) even if the system drive (partition where windows is stored) is encrypted with TrueCrypt 7.0a?
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How can I keep Deep Freeze from reverting my TrueCrypt partitions?

On Windows, I'm trying to use both Deep Freeze and TrueCrypt on the same computer. For some reason, DF is reverting my TrueCrypt partitions even when configured not to. I have two partitions: C:\ ...