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

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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 ...
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Decrypt files encrypted with TrueCrypt

I have a usb pen memory crypted with TrueCrypt. Is there a way to decrypt ( without TrueCrypt ) files encrypted with TrueCrypt in linux ?
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Nesting TrueCrypt File Volumes

Is it possible to nest TrueCrypt file volumes? In other words, if I create a TrueCrypt volume as a file and store it inside another TrueCrypt file volume, will it work? (As for what I'm going to ...
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Free Mac whole disk encryption

Are there any free solutions for encrypting the entire boot disk on a Mac? I'm aware of PGP's Whole Disk Encryption, but it's a bit steep at $149. TrueCrypt's System Encryption seems to only work with ...
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Truecrypt - I lost my booloader and recovery drive but know my password.. any help?

So earlier today a not-so-thought-out install of Ubuntu overwrote my MBR and destroyed my TrueCrypt bootloader. On checking, it turns out that my rescue disk is only 2mb and doesn't contain any ...
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How secure is TeXShop+Truecrypt on OS X?

All of the question I would like to ask is pretty much contained in the title... I have a couple Truecrypt-encrypted folders on OS X, where I keep some .tex documents I edit in TeXShop, and the ...
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How to mount non-system TrueCrypt volumes before other startup programs (Windows XP)

I have a truecrypt volume that is automatically mounted as a favorite upon login. However, I have other startup programs that depend on it being mounted. How can I have the password prompt appear ...
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Replacing Dropbox with: Amazon S3 + SSL + GPG/TrueCrypt + Mounting on OSX ?? [closed]

So, right now we're using Dropbox to share various data files around between approximately 10 Mac OS X systems. However, we already have an S3 account and everyone on the lowest Dropbox plan of ...
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Share Truecrypt container

is it possible to put a truecrypt container on a net share and access/mount it form multiple machines (windows) at the same time? I fear that if both would write the file could be corrupted.
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Using Truecrypt for distribution to (technologically challenged) clients

I need to send several gigabytes of data to a client. My plan is to create a truecrypt-filesystem on a usbstick. However, truecrypt isn't very straight forward in use. And not all our clients are very ...
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How can you use Windows Backup with a TrueCrypt encrypted backup destination?

Background There are numerous backup solutions out there for Windows and they come in many different forms. From a file copy and/or syncing tool like SyncBackSE to whole hard drive backup utilities ...
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Can't remove file using Truecrypt 6.3a in Windows 7

I am using Truecrypt 6.3a in Windows 7, but cannot remove file, just read only. When I create a virtual hard disk in Windows 7 using Truecrypt 6.3a (support Windows 7), but in the virtual hard disk I ...
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How do I autorun applications after mounting a TrueCrypt container?

I would like my TrueCrypt virtual drive to act as a newly inserted USB drive or CD/DVD by executing commands in the partition's autorun.inf file. I've read several suggestions online including ...
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Expand TrueCrypt volume on Mac OS

Are there any known solutions to manually or automatically expand a TrueCrypt volume on Mac OS?
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How insecure is my short password really?

Using systems like TrueCrypt, when I have to define a new password I am often informed that using a short password is insecure and "very easy" to break by brute-force. I always use passwords of 8 ...
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HD video editing system with Truecrypt

I'm looking to do hi-def video editing and transcoding on an unencrypted standard partition, with Truecrypt on the system partition for sensitive data. I'm aiming to keep certain data private but ...
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TrueCrypt Dynamic File size is bigger than possible. How can I delete it?

I was trying to encrypt my external harddrive. I wanted one that can change in size so I selected they "Dynamic" option. I have a 1TB drive so I put in 1000 GB as the max size. Now I have a file on ...
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Truecrypt: Encrypt entire drive without having a CD/DVD drive

When I try to encrypt my laptop using TrueCrypt, it wants me to create a rescue disk and verify it. However, the laptop does not have a CD drive or a DVD drive, and I don't own something that can be ...
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Can Windows security protect a stolen hard drive?

I am aware of hard drive encryption options like TrueCrypt and other tailor-made solutions, but I am curious as to whether Windows security provides any kind of protection for a drive that is removed ...
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Volume Shadow Copy based backup that works with TrueCrypt?

I have enabled whole-drive encryption on my external drive to comply with my company's requirements about data security. I want to be able to make a backup of files on the drive, even while they're in ...
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What are the technical differences between truecrypt, bit locker to go and an iron key?

I am looking to get a new USB drive (my old one took an unauthorized vacation) and am looking into how to secure the data on it. Ideally I would like a visible, unencrypted space that may or maynot ...
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Migrating TrueCrypt protected Windows XP installation to new hard disk

I have Windows XP Prof installed on a Truecrypt protected parition (using TrueCrypt boot authentication). This is the only partition on that drive. I'm about to get a new harddrive and need to ...
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linux file recovery utility for corrupted Truecrypt NTFS disk

I have a true-crypt disk (the whole device is encrypted) with bad sectors. I can mount the volume on Ubuntu machine but every utility I try freezes while trying to copy files of it. Is there some ...
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Is Truecrypt/Macfuse supported on Snow Leopard with 64-bit kernel?

TC runs, but I get this error when trying to mount a volume: Failed to load /Library/Filesystems/fusefs.fs/Support/fusefs.kext - (libkern/kext) link error. I've seen various posts talking ...
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Mounting truecrypt system partition copied to USB drive

I'm rather baffled by this one. I am using Windows Vista and am running truecrypt version 6.2a system encryption with pre-boot authentication for the C: only. I have a D: which is not encrypted. ...
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Fast copy from one TrueCrypt non-system volume to another

Is it possible to perform sector by sector copy of one TrueCrypt non-system volume to another? As I see, the clone software (Maxtor MaxBlast) does not recognize the mounted disks as the suitable ones. ...
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Mac OS X full-disk encryption, with Time Machine

I want to encrypt at least my home partition on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.5. I know both File Vault and TrueCrypt would do this, but I also want to keep on using Time Machine to back up my ...
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Mac Mail folders under TrueCrypt?

I've looked around for information on how to do this but have not found any. I would like to put a couple of email folders under a TrueCrypt volume while using Mac Mail but there does not seem to be ...
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Is possible to encrypt only selected files with TrueCrypt?

I have a pen drive with some folders in it's root. I want to encrypt all of them except one. Is possible to do this with TrueCrypt? Maybe this is not the right tool for this task, but I don't know ...
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Encrypting partition/volume using TrueCrypt

I'd like to password protect an existing partition on my mac using TrueCrypt. I selected the partition using "Select Device", but I'm not sure what exactly is the process, can someone please tell me ...
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Truecrypt on a Drobo

I've been considering buying a Drobo (not Pro) to use for an external storage and backup device. For my application, it is important that I can use Truecrypt to encrypt the external device. Since ...
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Making a hidden truecrypt volume with existing data

I have a 1TB hdd, which I would like to encrypt. I would like to make a hidden volume, with almost nothing within but some decoy data, and the rest in a hidden volume. However, my driver is over 95% ...
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TrueCrypt: privacy of decrypted data

TrueCrypt claims to store decrypted data only in RAM. But sometimes RAM gets dumped to swap (swap partition or swap file). Is this a privacy issue?
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Using a decoy operating system, with another OS hidden by TrueCrypt?

TrueCrypt provides an option to use a hidden operating system. This works by having a decoy operating system residing on partition 1, and using partition 2 as (encrypted) data storage for the decoy ...
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TrueCrypt usage: is it possible to have 1 password unlock 2 volumes?

I have been asked by a relative to encrypt both a USB pen & a Hard-disk folder. My immediate thaught was to use Truecrypt being that its free and relativly decent! My question is this: is there a ...
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Qualms about encryption

I would like to encrypt my disk, as while I don't have anything illegal, there are some things I would rather not be interrogated about or cause confiscation of my belongings while going through ...
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How do I disable “you need to format this disk” message in Windows Vista/7?

I've started using TrueCrypt to encrypt a partition on an external USB hard drive. I've opted for using a raw partition as opposed to a file container. But here's the annoyance. Whenever I connect ...
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Is TrueCrypt robust against data corruption?

I would expect a TrueCrypt volume to be fragile when it suffers from data corruption. This could happen for example because the hard disk, CD or DVD start to deteriorate, or when an USB stick is ...
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Mount TrueCrypt USB device w/o sudo on Mac OS X

I made a TrueCrypt partition on a USB drive. I can mount it fine but only using admin password, either via the graphical interface or via sudo truecrypt --auto-mount=devices. This is preventing me ...