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

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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:\ ...
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Encryption strategy for Amazon S3?

I'm running Windows and strongly considering using Amazon S3 to back up some of my more important data, but i'm having trouble coming up with a good encryption strategy. I'm a fan of Truecypt and use ...
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How to open a TrueCrypt volume quickly on a Mac?

Whenever I need to access data stored in the TrueCrypt-protected volume on my MacBook, I need to start TrueCrypt from the Dock, select the volume file, click mount, enter the password and then open a ...
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What is wrong with the TrueCrypt license?

I was thinking about securing some data on a laptop running Ubuntu with something like TrueCrypt, but I noticed that I could not apt-get it even though it is "open source". So I searched the web for ...
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Forcing Windows to mount a drive with a specific drive letter

I have a USB key with sensitive data on it. It contains a TrueCrypt container, which I can mount to a specific drive letter through a TrueCrypt installation on the same device. This is all great, ...
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How to chain GRUB2 for Ubuntu 10.04 from Truecrypt & its bootloader (multi boot alongside Windows XP partition)?

I want Truecrypt to ask for password for Windows XP as usual but with the standard [ESC] option, on selecting that, i.e via Escape key, I want it to find the grub for the (unencrypted) Ubuntu install. ...
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Why should (or shouldn't) I use TrueCrypt's Virtual Encrypted Disk over encrypting my Windows partitions?

I have a Windows 7 laptop that I want to encrypt with TrueCrypt. I could create a Virtual Encrypted Disk, which appears to be a file that is mounted as a drive, and then I can store the files I want ...
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Truecrypt v. PGP v. Bitlocker for whole disk encryption?

This is a follow up on a previous thread from last year (What software should I use to encrypt my hard drive?): any more thoughts on whole disk encryption? I'm getting a new laptop and am willing to ...
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Truecrypt or default Disk Utility on Mac? [closed]

Windows by default doesn't come with a password protect folder option (other that Win7 ultimate), so I used to swear by Truecrypt which was great. But I've read in a couple of places that Mac OS X by ...
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Is TrueCrypt truly safe?

I have been using TrueCrypt for a long time now. However, someone pointed me to a link that described the problems with the license. IANAL and so it really didn't make much sense to me; however, I ...
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TrueCrypt 6.3 Traveller Disk issues

So, I am in the process of trying to configure some encrypted USB flash drives for some of our users who take some of our more sensitive data away with them. Budgets are tight so I thought TrueCrypt ...
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Mounting a TrueCrypt volume over FTP

Is it possible to mount a TrueCrypt volume file over FTP? Here's how TrueCrypt works with a local file: User inputs path to volume file, enters password TrueCrypt verifies that the password is ...
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Time Machine (OSX) doesn't back up files in Mount Point or Disk Image File

I found this Q&A (http://superuser.com/questions/148849/backup-mounted-drive-of-an-image-in-time-machine) and this prompted me to ask the following question: I have two disk images which are ...
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SVN do unnecessary chmod on .svn/tempfiles

My working dir is on an TrueCrypt NTFS volume, with umask 000. So I can read/write on any files with no problem. But I can't do svn command on it, for example `svn update' shows error: svn: Can't ...
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Encrypting a thumb drive

What I would like to do is create a hidden, TrueCrypt partition on my thumb drive (along with the "fake" partition that it creates) but I also don't want to have the TrueCrypt software installed onto ...
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Why does changing a truecrypt password take such a long time?

I am changing the password of a truecrypt file container. This takes around 1 minute. Why? time truecrypt --text --change /tmp/user1.tc --keyfiles= --new-keyfiles= --password=known ...
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Resize a TrueCrypt Partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Expand TrueCrypt volume on Mac OS How is it possible to resize a partition encrypted with TrueCrypt without corrupting the data ?
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What do encrypted files' data look like?

I know there are a lot of encryption programs available, that I would guess use different methods for encryption, and thus have different types of output files (.fve .tc .cha .dmg (bitlocker, ...
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Truecrypt in place decryption. Is this possible?

I want to decrypt my entire partition and turn it back into standard NTFS. I encrypted a large partition on my 1TB drive before I took it through the airport. For this I used the in place method on ...