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

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Reformatting drive from a GUID partition to an MBR partition

I understand that Truecrypt is not compatible with an GUID partition but that is the limit of my knowledge. I am currently using a system that has a GUID partition but doesn't have bitlocker ...
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Can I use Dropbox or SpiderOak with a whole disk encrypted system using TrueCrypt with no problems?

A bit silly question right here... Is it possible to use Dropbox or SpiderOak with a whole disk encrypted system using TrueCrypt whithout any problem syncing ? Can these applications recognize the ...
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Create incremental/complete backups from a fully encrypted disk using using TrueCrypt?

I have a tricky question about whole disk encryption with TrueCrypt for which I have never found a clear answer: What method do you recommend/use for create backups from a whole disk encrypted disk ...
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How to mount a truecrypt container with noatime?

I'm using the TrueCrypt GUI on Ubuntu and I don't think there's an option for specifying mount options in the interface. I want to use noatime, because it reduces writes to the disc. I have seen the ...
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Does UEFI potentially leak encryption keys?

I just built my first computer in years and for the first time I now have an UEFI mainboard. I installed Windows 7 in legacy mode and encrypted my system partition with Truecrypt. Recently there was ...
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Encrypted Drive. Forgot password. Remember parts of it. Less than 10 characters [closed]

So I forgot my password to an encrypted drive (encrypted via Truecrypt 7.1a) and I remember parts of it (let's say the parts of the password is "12345" at the end and "guan" in between everything)... ...
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Windows 7 won't boot (encrypted with Truecrypt 7.1a)

How the problem occured: My laptop randomly shut's down (probably overheated). After the last shutdown it could not boot windows anymore I could choose to use startuprepair or start windows normally ...
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Will TrueCrypt affect my ability to restore my Storage Spaces drive pool?

I have 2x1TB set up in a two-way mirror with Storage Spaces. I'm going to reformat Windows, do I need to prepare anything to make them show up in the fresh install? Using Windows 8.1 and TrueCrypt ...
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Any way to end all processes on a particular drive?

I use true/veracrypt, and I have trouble dismounting sometimes when an application on the mounted drive is still running (not quite sure which one). How can I list all processes running from that ...
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open Truecrypt container with password xor keyfile

i am using a truecrypt container on a flash drive, which I back up periodically. Last days the container crashed and I lost some important data. This made me think about my backup strategy and I think ...
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Shutdown: waiting for program to close

When I press the shutdown button Windows will happily reject the shutdown no matter which trivial program/task that asks for more time. When I press the physical shutdown button I want windows to ...
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Is it possible to encrypt only certain data when a laptop hibernates?

I would like to achieve protection from both ends of the spectrum: On the one end you have the need to protect the sensitive data on the laptop. Encryption of the system disk means the data will be ...
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How to fix “Windows not on boot drive”?

This is the message I receive when attempting to FDE (full-disk encrypt): VeraCrypt Volume Creation Wizard WARNING: Windows does not appear to be installed on the drive from which it boots. ...
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Speed up Truecrypt decryption with rescue disk

Is there a possibility to speed up the decryption of a volume while using the rescue disk? My Windows crashed and I am not able to boot Windows. Unfortunately the decryption of my 300GB Hard Disk ...
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Will reinstalling Windows break the encryption on other drives on whole encrypted hard disk?

My hard disk is divided on three partitions. I want to encrypt the whole hard disk with Truecrypt but when i have to reinstall windows i have to format C drive which means that it will remove the ...
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Access truecrypt encrypted data from hdd of broken laptop

I am trying to obtain data from my previous laptop which is broken. Part of the data was not backed up at the time the laptop broke down. The hard drive is still functioning properly and I can ...
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Can DoxBox ( or FreeOTFE Encfs Truecrypt ) prompt and mount an encrypted file volume or encrypted disk partition before Windows boots to its GUI?

I would like to Encrypt a secondary drive (NOT the OS/boot drive) and have it mounted and drive letter mapped etc, before Windows 7 gui boots up. This is because I will have mapped some user data onto ...
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PC asks to format Veracrypt Volume

I have a Veracrypt encrypted non-system partition on an external hard drive. The hard drive is GPT-based. On my previous MBR-based hard drives, I used Diskpart and the command SET ID=64 to prevent ...
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Credible sources to download TrueCrypt 7.1a [closed]

As the official developers of TrueCrypt discontinued the software and left the following messages on the official website WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security ...
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Adding an icon to a Truecrypt/Veracrypt volume

I used an external hard disk with an Autorun.inf file in the root directory to assign a label and an icon to the volume. But now I encrypted it with Truecrypt, and when I mount it, the Autorun.inf ...
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Backing up encrpyted hard drive image to cloud?

So I have a hard drive that I think is dying, but I am going to be moving soon, probably busy, and I do not need the data on the drive in the near future. However I do want to ensure that I will not ...
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Transparently split file | Hardlink to file part

I have really big file (TrueCrypt container) and I want to save it in some cloud, but it has constraint on file size, limiting to 2 Gb, also it has some tool to sync directory. The idea is to create ...
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Encrypt single files easily [duplicate]

Right now I am using truecrypt to share files over dropbox but having the set container size is very annoying because dropbox has a limit to storage. I am looking for a way to encrypt individual files ...
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What do I have to do to have FDE + a good keyboard?

I am really frustrated. I have 2 computers, both with relatively expensive keyboards. Both computers are protected with a full disk encryption (FDE) product. On both systems I cannot type the ...
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Can Windows damage a mounted TrueCrypt drive on shutdown?

I have Windows 7, and I have one encrypted TrueCrypt drive which is auto mounted on Windows logon with a script. But on Windows shutdown I don't use a script to dismount the drive before shutting ...
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How do you get mac truecrypt to work with the latest Mac operating systems

How do you get mac truecrypt to work with the latest Mac operating systems. When I try run truecrypt currently it says I needs at least 10.4. I am on yosemite
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TrueCrypt Volume Container Missing in Strange Circumstances

i have a truecrypt container for over 2 years now, i work on it everyday, the underlying file system is NTFS, and i am running truecrypt 7.0a/windows 7 x32, no hidden volume, and the truecrypt volume ...
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Can I mount fully encrypted HDD from another HDD? (TrueCrypt)

I have two HDDs. One with Windows 7 installed, another with Ubuntu. The first one is fully encrypted with TrueCrypt while the other one with Ubuntu is not. HDD A -> Win7, encrypted HDD B -> Ubuntu, ...
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Network File/Media Server with encryption

I am using an Asus RT-AC68U router and I just acquired an external HDD that I want to keep it plugged into the USB 3.0 port in order to expose data into my home network. I am looking for a way to keep ...
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TrueCrypt dismount on Windows 8.1 keeps prompting: “volume contains files or folders being used by applications or system”

I have a volume mounted by TrueCrypt. All works fine, except when I try to dismount it (after verifying I don't have any application or explorer using anything in it). Every time I click the Dismount ...
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“Hacking” Into my own 500 GB Seagate External Hard-drive

Throughout college—and dating back before high school—I had been backing up important information/application etc… on an external 500 GB Seagate Hard Drive. I was anxious about losing the contents of ...
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TrueCrypt disk encryption causes extremely slow Windows startup

I have a Windows desktop that was fast on startup until I encrypted the hard disk with TrueCrypt. Now it takes maybe around 3 minutes to startup after I type in my key. Then when my desktop appears, ...
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Truecrypt 7.1a that's stuck

On my dell laptop I have the truecrypt boot loader installed and up until recently it's worked fine. I turned my laptop on, typed my password as usual and it said booting as usual but then instead of ...
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Decrypted Trucrypt drive won't mount in another computer

I am upgrading computers and will use Bitlocker on the new machine. I decrypted my system drive on the old machine that was encrypted with TC so that I can more easily transfer my old data across. TC ...
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Run an interactive script with administrator privileges, before user login

Windows 7. I have a script which mount a TrueCrypt partition and share it across a LAN. Because this script must run with administrator (at least power user) privileges, I place it in gpedit.msc -> ...
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Trucrypt volume on Raid5

I have a NAS with the system disk on SSD and 8 HDD's in a RAID5 configuration (using an IBM5015 card). The RAID5 volume is encrypted using truecrypt. What happens if the computer dies ? My raid card ...
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Suggestions for use case pattern using truecrypt to encrypt user folders in windows 8.1

I have a new windows 8.1 notebook computer and I want to use truecrypt with it to make all of my data secure. My computer has 2 different drives. My first idea was to encrypt all of my drives. ...
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Formatting hard drive works on windows, not on linux

Alright this is driving me crazy. About a month ago I finally migrated to Linux almost exclusively (I only use windows for gaming these days) and so decided to migrate my data storage as well. I ...
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TrueCrypt transfer to Drobo is very slow

Problem I'm getting very slow 2 MB/s transfer speeds. I have a computer with a 5.4k RPM spinning disk drive connected to the motherboard via SATA 1 then through USB 3.0 to a Drobo disk array also ...
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TrueCrypt - Recover file from encrypted container using offsets

So I had a drive that I had fully encrypted using TrueCrypt that, thanks to having multiple distractions during the Windows 7 install process, I mistakenly managed to format. There was only one file ...
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Truecrypt: Knowing if a drive is crypted or not and how truecrypt handles drives

I've got a laptop with 2 116gb drives on it. I've done a full system encryption with truectypt, but I'm not sure if truecrypt has encrypted both of them or not. When I go in the menu Tools-->Volume ...
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Decrypt TrueCrypt WDE from another OS?

My HDD with Windows 7 on it and TrueCrypt whole disk encryption got corrupted. I am able to boot the disk, enter TC password and I get the black screen with Windows logo on it, but that's as far as it ...
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TrueCrypt 7.1a - resume encryption process

I have fully encrypted my system drive, but had to go back to a restore point (Win 7) before the disk was fully encrypted - thus it seems TrueCrypt thinks the process of encryption has to be resumed, ...
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Laptop security plan: Acronis True Image + TrueCrypt + Prey

Scenario: I'm working since 2 years as a software developer and sys admin. I never had anything useful on my pc. Now it's full of personal and sensitive data (passwords/source codes, etc). Now that ...
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Make TrueCrypt volume's file updated immediately?

I am using TrueCrypt volume's file with dropbox's syncing. I noticed dropbox only syncs when I unmount the volume's file so I think TrueCrypt only updates the file when it's unmounted as well. I only ...
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How can I perform a full system backup of my Truecrypted XP machine to a Truecrypted destination?

I suppose I'm looking for a method or tool that can create a full system/bare metal backup from within XP. It may also be possible for me to use a non-Truecrypted destination, but this would not be ...
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Truecrypt not enough space for hidden volume error

So I have tried this multiple times with different drives and keep getting this same error. "Not enough free space for the hidden volume! Volume creation cannot continue." I am getting this when ...
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Access TrueCrypt mount over network

I'm running Linux Mint in a Virtual Machine (VMWare) with a Windows 7 as host. I shared one of my Windows partitions to access it in the Linux guest using Samba because of a problem with permissions I ...
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How to backup contents of a TrueCrypt container

How can I backup the contents of a (mounted) TrueCrypt container when conventional tools (e.g. Acronis TrueImage or Pragon DriveBackup) fail, because the drive letters assigned by TrueCrypt are not ...
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Truecrypt mount system drive from “outside”

i am trying to mount an encrypted system disk from a Winbuilder Win 8 live disk with Truecrypt 7.1a. The encrypted disk originally has a 100GB and a 400GB partition, but truecrypts mount dialogue ...