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

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Does “I securely erased my drive” really work with Truecrypt partitions?

When you look at Truecrypt's Plausible Deniability page it says that one of the reasons for partition with solely random data is that you securely erased your drive. But what about the partition table ...
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Why are my TrueCrypt-encrypted files still accessible even with volume dismounted?

I just started experimenting with TrueCrypt, and here's what I've done so far: Created a standard TrueCrypt Volume (encrypted file container) I created the volume location at, say, C:\My Docs\TCVol ...
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Opening a TrueCrypt volume on startup

How can I set up my Windows 7 laptop to open a TrueCrypt volume on startup?
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Encrypted partition mount letter problem with TrueCrypt

I am using TrueCrypt to mount an encrypted partition when I log on to my Windows computer. However it seems that TrueCrypt doesn't consistently mount the partition under the same drive letter every ...
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Bootable USB stick with Truecrypt

I want to boot the TrueCrypt rescue disk from a USB flash drive. I have Windows 7 64bit so I cannot use Grub4Dos to do this (it only works on 32bit system), and 99% of all documentations on how to ...
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Mount an encrypted volume stored on a remote server over ssh/ssl/vpn/nfs/webdav/samba?

What is the best tools to use to mount an encrypted volume stored on a remote server? The encryption/decryption should be done on the client side. I think about first using NFS to mount a remote ...
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Truecrypt rescue usb

i have found tutorials on their official forum and on the internet about how to make a truecrypt rescue bootable usb stick. I'm guessing anyone who can answer will know what that is already, but it ...
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Encrypted HDD 100% safe?

I guess am a bit of a paranoid ha... anyway i encrypted my HDD with truecrypt using all printable ASCII characters and the password is 64 characters long. It is quite random, certainly no dictionary ...
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TrueCrypt vs BitLocker + EFS proper usage

I need to protect sensitive data on my computers both at home & office. Home: Win 7 Ultimate, shared with others, I'm the only admin. Many people boot it. Work: Windows XP Pro under domain, ...
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Have truecrypt run script on mount/dismount

Is there a way to have a script automatically triggered when a truecrypt volume is mounted or dismounted? I don't mean a script to actually perform the mount or dismount, I want scripts that can react ...
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Windows 7 hard drive mirroring with truecrypt system drive

I am setting up a new Windows 7 x64 workstation with 2 identical hard drives. The system drive is fully encrypted with truecrypt, and I would like to also encrypt the second drive. What is my best ...
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Is a truecrypt container inside a virtual machine more secure?

I am running Windows 7 as a host system and Ubuntu is running as a guest inside VMware. I can't change to another host OS. I was wondering if it makes any sense to mount a Truecrypt container inside ...
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I have windows and WDE (truecrypt) installed on HD 1. I want to install linux on HD2. What do I do?

If i install ubuntu as normal on the secondary HD, is it going to over write MBR/true crypt and screw up my main windows install? Any help appreciated!
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How to encrypt some file or partition with 2 factor authentication?

I would like to encrypt a file and use 2 factor authentication. What software and hardware do I need? One approach a password and a security token. Is it possible? Does TrueCrypt support this? ...
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Windows 7 activation error 0x80070005

I get this error if I try to activate my 2-month-old Windows installation. I have tried restoring default registry permissions and other things as officially directed by Microsoft - no change. I ...
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Scramdisk for Linux (SD4L)

I can't find any evidence of people using Scramdisk for Linux anywhere. Is it a dead project, or is it just too new for people to trust its reliability and security? Have any of you used it for any ...
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Truecrypt system encryption lag spikes

Im running system encryption on my laptop with truecrypt. Every time it comes back from sleep, and then randomly every hour or so, it will freeze up for 30-50 seconds. The mouse will still work, but ...
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Why doesn't TrueCrypt support system encryption on non-Windows machines?

Specifically, Linux. I would love to be able to use TrueCrypt consistently across all my machines, be they Windows or Linux. As it stands, I can do full-disk encryption with pre-boot authentication ...
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Error Loading Operating System, + AES Boot Encryption !

My laptop ran it's battery out last night and this morning I have a "Error Loading Operating System" right after the Lenovo bootscreen. Usually this would be where the Truecrypt password prompt would ...
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Can TrueCrypt be configured to dismount volumes when you hibernate?

TrueCrypt can be configured to dismount volumes upon logoff but is it possible to dismount volumes when you hibernate windows?
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TrueCrypt and data shredder works better together?

When copying or moving file into TrueCrypt to be encryted, will an unencrypted copy remain somewhere? Is it safer to copy the file into the TrueCrypt volume and then shred the original file?
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Encrypt Multiple Files into Individual Volumes Easily?

I'm looking for something like TrueCrypt, which allows me to easily and seemlessly work with a large number of encrypted files, but I'd like the files to be individually encrypted, rather than ...
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Can someone access a mounted TrueCrypt drive if they stole my laptop?

I'm using a TrueCrypt encrypted hard drive on my computer where I store all my work files. Usually, when I leave my laptop, I simply lock the Windows session but leave the TrueCrypt drive mounted. ...
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detect the presence of a TrueCrypt volume inside a partition

I don't remember if I have create a (not-hidden) TrueCrypt volume in one of my partitions and copied some files there. I've tried my usual password but it does not work. So, before reformatting such ...
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Will DropBox + TrueCrypt on both Win7 and OSX have any problems?

I'm looking into using TrueCrypt for sensitive documents that I want to store on DropBox. I wasn't sure if I should anticipate any problems if the linked computers have different operating systems - ...
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TrueCrypt auto-unmounting encrypted drive?

I'm in the (long, drawn-out) process of re-starting (and updating) my backup procedure. This time around, I'm adding a pair of external eSATA hard drives that will cycle to an off-site location. ...
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Setting Windows 7's Recycle Bin to automatically have a default disk space allocation for deleted files from newly mounted drives

How do I set Windows 7's Recycle Bin to automatically have a default disk space allocation for deleted files from external hard drives and TrueCrypt-mounted volumes? I remember that in Windows XP, I ...
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Choosing Truecrypt volume names and keyfile names

Any recommendations on what to name Truecrypt volumes (container files) and where to locate them? Certainly a name like "this is a truecrypt volume.tc" isn't a good idea. Any recommended storage ...
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Rescuing an encrypted hard drive

A friend of mine asked me to encrypt the hard drive on his netbook (running Windows Vista) so I used TrueCrypt's full-system encryption to do it. All is well. Except now he forgot his Windows login ...
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Truecrypt volume header damaged after each reboot

I am currently setting up my new Dell XPS 15 notebook and created a truecrypt volume (partition) on my harddisk, the OS is preinstalled Win 7 Home Premium. After reboot, Truecrypt wants to auto mount ...
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Truecrypt + Windows 7 100MB partition corrupt [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Truecrypt + Windows 7 100MB partition corrupt Hi, I've got a problem. I have a new SSD where I installed W7 Ultimate. However my other drive (HDD) had W7 Ultimate with ...
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Truecrypt + Windows 7 100MB partition corrupt

I've got a problem. I have a new SSD where I installed W7 Ultimate. However my other drive (HDD) had W7 Ultimate with Truecrypt (Entire System Drive). Sadly the first 100MB of this disk has now ...
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Truecrypt + EXT2IFS/EXT2FSD Safe?

Is it safe to mount an EXT3 partition encrypted by Truecrypt in Windows using Truecrypt to decrypt it and then EXT2IFS or EXT2FSD to read/write to it? I have not attempted it yet because I would ...
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Encryption, loop device and journaling file system on Linux

I've been reading up on tools like Truecrypt, loop-AES and Cryptoloop that use a "loop device" to create an encrypted disk volume within a file. On the README page for loop-AES, it has this paragraph ...
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Moving folders into a Truecrypt volume on Linux and using symbolic links for them

I've been running Linux Mint for a couple months and now I want to apply some encryption to certain data-sensitive folders. I've read that Ubuntu has an installation option to encrypt everything in ...
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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 ...