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

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Encrypt non system partition from command-line using Truecrypt?

I have a Linux machine that has no GUI with an external hard drive containing an ext4 partition on it. I have installed truecrypt but cannot figure out how to encrypt the ext4 partition located on ...
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backup complete TC Volume to external drive. Bootable USB Tool

In the 90ies I used Norton Ghost to back up entire Volumes of my PC to external USB drives. (Ghost on a bootable CD. No fancy shadow copy magic while running under Windows). It saved me more than ...
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Cannot use Truecrypt for Google Drive for PC

I failed to set up a Truecrypt volume to use it as Google Drive folder. How can I pass over it? Update I have succeeded applying Truecrypt for Dropbox folder.
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How can I create a temporary random TrueCrypt container via the command line?

I want to build a shell script which will use TrueCrypt to create a temporary, one-time use container with a random key file to be used for scratch space. Basically I want the equivilent of a Linux ...
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Temporarily remove TrueCrypt boot loader

Is it possible to temporarily remove/disable TrueCrypt boot loader (without removing partition encryption) and restore it later?
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Raspbmc Truecrypt mpount volume: Failure to communicate with kernel device-mapper

I am trying to mount a 3TB external Volume with Truecrypt on my Raspberry Pi (Raspbmc). I had the same Problem with raspbian running on the Raspberry Pi and dont know how to solve it. I found many ...
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Filesystem for few large files

I am looking for a filesystem suited for a few (no more than 5 or so) large-ish files (ranging from 10GB-100GB). The files are already compressed (sparse support not needed). The FS will be used to ...
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How to open a damaged truecrypt container?

Recently my hard disk got flushed, all my data was erased.I recovered that data from recovery tool. My Truecrypt container(1 GB) also got recovered, but I am unable open the encrypted volume. An error ...
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Most efficent allocation unit size for an AES-encrypted PenDrive

I'm gonna encrypt a PenDrive using AES (with TrueCrypt). What would be the most efficient allocation unit size when formatting? Since AES block size is 16 KB, would 16 KB be the most efficient? Is ...
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Which one to choose? I am about to encrypt my USB Stick using Truecrypt

Which one to choose? I am about to encrypt my USB Stick using Truecrypt, but I am prompted with these options, although I guess it's just the same because I only have one USB stick attached and it ...
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Why is it that Truecrypt cannot be configured to be 100% portable, unlike other Encryption Softwares?

Why is it that Truecrypt cannot be configured to be 100% portable, unlike other Encryption Software? Is it really that hard to do? You cannot really use Truecrypt on computers unless you have admin ...
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Encrypting files that are already on an external drive

I have 931 GB worth of files on my external hard drive (capacity: 1 TB) and I would like to encrypt it. I tried creating a TrueCrypt volume on the drive but when I click to set it up, it says sorry ...
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Possibility of data loss due to encryption on a flash disk?

I would like to ask about the potential of data loss due to wear-leveling on an encrypted partition of a USB stick / SSD disk. Let's consider this scenario: I create a truecrypt partition on a flash ...
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How do I tell which TrueCrypt rescue disk applies to my currently encrypted system partition?

I've encrypted my system in the past and created a rescue disk, but for whatever reason I had to decrypt it. After reencrypting it, I created another rescue disk. However, I have a funny feeling that ...
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Using Truecrypt inside a guest OS (LUbuntu) on vmware, acessing a container on the host OS (win7)

So I have a Truecrypt (TC) container in my host OS (windows7) that i want to access through my VM running LUbuntu with vmware. So I've installed TC in LUbuntu, and shared the folder containing my ...
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How can I encrypt my “users” drive?

I am currently running Windows 7. My User folder is mapped to a different drive then the drive that my OS in installed on. I mapped the users folder to the other drive while installing windows. I ...
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Is Locking or putting a computer to Sleep safe with full disk encryption?

I'm using Truecrypt for full-disk encryption of my computer's drives. Is it safe to Sleep or Lock my computer, or would that allow someone to bypass the disk encryption and access the data on the ...
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TrueCrypt AutoMount on Windows 8

I have Windows 8 installed on one harddrive and have a secondary harddrive installed in my system. The System partition is secured via TrueCrypt with Pre-Boot-Authentication. I would like to secure my ...
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Differences between encrypting an actual PC vs a virtual one?

Are there any differences between using for example TrueCrypt to encrypt the system drive of an actual PC and a virtual one running on ESXi? Are there any security advantages/differences?
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Can't format TrueCtypt file container to NTFS

I'm following standard procedure for creating encrypted file container, and then formatting to NTFS, the progress reaches 100%, waits for a while, and then gives me this: Formatting to FAT ...
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Accessing a TrueCrypt Encrypted Drive from a Dead Laptop

I have an old HP pavilion laptop lying around still -it died a few months ago, but the hard drive is fine. I had it fully encrypted with true crypt (pre-boot authentication). Recently I've purchased ...
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Automatically mount Truecrypt volume on login using account password

I am using an Linux Mint Debian Edition. I would like to have a Truecrypt volume (either a file in my home directory or a separate partition) be automatically mounted on login using my login password. ...
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Is there a way to find all hidden TrueCrypt containers on my system?

Years ago, I encrypted some of my pictures with TrueCrypt. Now I can't find the container anymore. I suspect I used a hidden container, maybe I accidentally erased it. Is there a way to find all ...
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Detect what trueCrypt volumes are mounted

How can I know what trueCrypt volumes are mounted on a computer? Note I already know what files can be mounted. In other words the only volumes that can be mounted are: C:\Vol1.tc, C:\Vol2.tc and ...
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Creating an NTFS truecrypt container in console on linux?

How do I create an ntfs truecrypt container? There isn't much documentation on commandline usage. I tried the following: $ truecrypt -t -c mycontainer // .. Go through options, selected 'None' when ...
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Truecrypt Ext4 container shared over windows?

I want to create a truecrypt container using ext4 in a linux server. I also want to access the truecrypt volume over the network from a windows desktop. The docs mention something about having to ...
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Can't access OSX truecrypt from linux

I have a truecrypt volume generated on osx. I don't remember which filesystem type I chose, but I think it was macosx extended. I am trying to access this disk from linux ubuntu 12.02, but ...
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TrueCrypt - Decrypt “System Partition” while in USB enclosure

I recently got a new computer and took the harddrive out of my old Windows 7 computer. The harddrive in that computer had been encrypted as "System Partition" with TrueCrypt. I've placed the drive ...
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Deduplication efficiency with TrueCrypt File container and crashplan

I have a 100GB truecrypt container file (among lots of other things) that I am backing up with crashplan onto an external HDD. I have disabled "Preserve modification timestamp of file containers" so ...
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Where are the TrueCrypt logs located in Ubuntu Linux?

I have tried many configurations and different pen drives. I am using TrueCrypt 7.1a. It always starts formating and then freezes the whole system, I have to forcibly restar my computer. Where ...
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Using TrueCrypt for encrypting user profiles on another volume [duplicate]

My computer (Windows 7) is equipped with two hard disks. One is for the system partition, Windows and the applications while the other contains the Users folder. Now I'd like to encrypt my volumes ...
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How to create a cross-platform traveler disk with TrueCrypt

I need to create a file-based TrueCrypt volume in a 32GB USB pendrive. If I wanted to access my files in offline computers, I'd need to include the TrueCrypt executable in the pendrive as well. I'd ...
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Hide (Encrypted) windows installation under Linux

I've got a PC running Linux (Ubuntu, in case it makes any difference). I want to install windows (Seven) to a hidden-encrypted partition on that drive. So on boot-up i have a selection screen : 1. ...
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TrueCrypt: In-place-encryption with re-use of original drive letter possible?

I want to encrypt a non-system partition with TrueCrypt in Windows 7, and I would like to re-use the previous drive letter. Is this possible? The TrueCrypt documentation is not really clear about ...
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Windows 7 startup repair with Truecrypt

I have many computers encrypted with Truecrypt 7.1a (current version) with the whole drive encrypted. Today one of them shows the Windows 7 splash screen for a moment and then goes into startup ...
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Trucrypt still present after clean install of os?

I completely flattend my laptop but trucrypt is still there on boot up the only way I can get it to boot not windows is by pressing the esc key.. How do I fix the bootloader so I don't have to press ...
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Truecrypt rescue disk not working on boot partion to recover password?

I installed some Windows XP updates last night. My boot partition is fully encrypted with Truecrypt. When I tried to boot it up tonight it just keeps saying incorrect password! I tried to restore key ...
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Truecrypt mounts an external harddrive volume on one system, but does not on another

I have an encrypted external hard drive which I'm able to mount on my desktop. However my laptop is in trouble and before handing it over to the lab, I'd like to back it up. Alas, Truecrypt won't ...
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Can a TrueCrypt Hidden OS volume be larger than the system volume?

I am trying to set up a TrueCrypt hidden OS with as much space available in it as possible. I have a 100 GB hard drive which I have partitioned into a 10 GB C: drive with windows installed and a 100GB ...
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what is the bitlocker recovery key? a password-reset-disk like mechanism?or header backup as in truecrypt?

truecrypt permits header backup of an encrypted partition/drive/container. this can be restored in case the header of the encrypted volume is damaged. does bitlocker have a similar facility? i have a ...
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Windows 7 Backup on TrueCrypt-encrypted drive

I encrypted some files using Truecrypt and then backed up my computer using Windows Back-Up. My harddrive died a few weeks later but i was able to access the backups. I see the .vhd where my C drive ...
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If laptop is rebooted, does truecrypt unmount?

My biggest fear just got real, police invaded my home and took all my computers, drives, laptops and phones. I keep all sensitive information inside a truecrypt container, but my laptop was in sleep ...
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Hiding browsing activity local [closed]

I just read an article where I came across this little bit : The sites you visit still exist on your computer, even after you delete your history and make every effort to keep everything ...
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Will mounting a TrueCrypt container stored in a RAM disk be risky or have weak performance? [closed]

I'm getting a computer with 32 GB of memory and I'd like to allocate a good 8-16 GB to a RAM drive to boost performance of the files and programs that I open and close often. Simultaneously, I'm ...
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Scanning encrypted drive

I have a TrueCrypt encrypted partition on a drive. I wanted to use Windows 7 disk checking tool to scan and fix folders/files on the encrypted partition, just like you would do on a regular ...
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How to automatically mount 3 TrueCrypt volumes on OSX after login

As the title say I would like to automatically mount 3 volumes after logging into OSX. I saved my 3 volumes to the favorite volumes. I tried the –-auto-mount=favorites parameter from here: ...
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Is it possible to make truecrypt 100% portable by using vmware thinapp?

truecrypt and other OTFE cryptosystems require an extremely low level device driver to be running in the background for encryption/decryption operations.for this reason, one needs admin rights(atleast ...
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Win7 Delete Files Record?

I use TrueCrypt to encrypt sensitive data. And then SugarSync to sync them to the cloud. Today I noticed that - my trucrypt file was gone from my computer - The TrueCrypt option to show my history ...
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Encrypting remote laptops with Truecrypt

My current process of encrypting user laptops is to set the password for myself, create a rescue disk, test login and have user set the password to their liking. I do this while physically with the ...
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Good encryption software(preferably free) that doesn't require data reallocation?

I recently started messing around with encryption software, and TrueCrypt was my first choice. I however found out it has an inconvenient problem: it requires the files to be actually moved to the ...