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

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Is TrueCrypt creating a big folder full of files with weird names?

When I mount a 50 GB volume created by TrueCrypt, I see a huge folder with a lot of files with weird names inside. I've got that folder on my HD. Is it possible that these files have been created by ...
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Resuming Truecrypt installation on external hard drive

I hit the defer button on the installation process for Truecrypt on my external hard drive last night as it was taking hours to install (we got to 10% of the encyrptian process). It told me doing so ...
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Dropbox creates conflicted copy of TrueCrypt container on read access (no modification)

I use TrueCrypt containers in Dropbox with preserve modification timestamp option unchecked. This enables Dropbox to know that the file has been modified and it should be sync'd. Unfortunately, ...
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How to maximize hidden OS disk space

I have a 500GB hard drive, I wanted to put a hidden OS on it using truecrypt. I want the hidden OS to have as much disk space available as possible. I want the decoy OS to have less space. I made 2 ...
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TrueCrypt consumes all physical memory [duplicate]

I'm experiencing similar issues as described in this unanswered post. I have a TrueCrypt container file that, when I start copying to it, starts using up my memory until the OS almost freezes. ...
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Encrypt HP Laptop's Second SSD

I have a 500GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD. It is going to be used as a second SSD in a Windows 7 laptop. I have encrypted it with Truecrypt and tested it with Crystal Disk Mark, and I am getting 165 MB/s ...
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Dual boot Windows 8 x2 with truecrypt

For now i have that configuration: SSD - partition C - Windows 8 (unencrypted) RAID0 (2x500GB HDD) partition D - Data - encrypted with TrueCrypt. I want to make something like that: SSD - ...
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Truecrypt Full Disk Encryption - Bootloader on USB stick/pendrive

I thought about way to hide that I'm using truecrypt on HDD, other than truecrypt built-in decoy-OS feature - it has lots of disadvantages. My idea is simple: Use full disk encryption on my system ...
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FFMpeg very slow on i3 Windows machine

I have a mystery. I am using ffmpeg.exe to convert videos to frames. On most machines I get very good speed. On an i7 I get 144fps. On an old Core 2 Duo machine I get 75fps. But weirdly on an fairly ...
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TrueCrypt encrypted my hard drive and THEN warned that the drive letter will change

My laptop is broken, and I have to give it to a service tech soon. Unfortunately, I can not easily take off the hard drive with this model, it's deep inside. So I am frantically looking for ways to ...
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Prevent TrueCrypt dismount when sleeping

I have full system encryption set up with TrueCrypt across an internal SSD and a 7200rpm drive, as well as two external hard drives (both Western Digital, the drive in question is a WD Elements 3TB). ...
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Attempting Multi boot with Truecrypt (Full Disk)

I am wanting a Windows 7 multi boot with a Linux lvm, currently I have: sda sda1 Windows 7 sda2 Windows page partition sda3 extended sda5 Linux system 1 /boot sda6 Linux system 2 /boot sda7 ...
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Truecrypt error: the OSXFUSE file system is not available (255)

My truecrypt files were mounting fine until today when I tried to mount it and I got the error: the OSXFUSE file system is not available (255). The weird thing is I honestly don't know what I could ...
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Truecrypt And SpiderOak

I use SpiderOak for cloud backups... I like how they encrypt everything on their servers. I also want to use Truecrypt on my computer to encrypt sensitive info. Would I be able to upload these as ...
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Security-wise, is encrypting the partition containing the data as safe as encrypting the whole HDD?

I only have data on one partition. The only other existing partition on the hard drive is that 100 MB system reserved. My doubt is whether, leaving the drive itself decrypted and only encrypting the ...
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Truecrypt has marked my C: Drive as a “TrueCrypt Traveler Disk”

I'm no expert in TrueCrypt or encryption, but I needed to encrypt my USB with a password and it was suggested to me to use TrueCrypt. So after long hours of trying to find out how to add a password, I ...
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Synology root truecrypt over ssh?

I can not find the syntax to mount a remote volume with truecrypt / ssh . ssh -i /root/.ssh /id_rsa root@192.168.0.107 'truecrypt /home/rep.tc/home/dossier' but not work..... -------- SSH ...
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Can TrueCrypt be configured to dismount certain volumes when you sleep windows?

I know you can have TrueCrypt dismount all volumes on Sleep from the prefs, but I would like to dismount only one particular drive and not the other - is that possible? Perhaps with a powershell ...
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Is my data gone after unplugging my external hard drive while formatting with TrueCrypt?

I unplugged my external hard drive while it was being formatted 30 seconds in, using TrueCrypt's Volume Creation Wizard. I unplugged the external while it was actively being formatted because I ...
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Windows 7 Error Loading Operating System

I have a Windows 7 SP1 machine with C: 120GB SSD D: 2TB HD E: 500GB HD All disks are truecrypt encrypted with D and E being system favorite volumes. Today I booted the machine and I got the ...
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Full disk encryption with Windows 8 and OpenSuse 13.1 on Lenovo B5400

I have Lenovo B5400 laptop and im trying to use full disk encryption with ability to use Linux next to Windows. Im following this article but unsuccessfully because at some point truecrypt shows h t ...
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Is there a way to use a keyfile with TrueCrypt full disk encryption?

Is it possible to completely encrypt a drive using TrueCrypt and then being able to decrypt it using a keyfile at boot time?
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Auto-mount/unmount truecrypt volume on login/logout

Ubuntu offers the ability to automatically mount/unmount the home directory using encFS when the user logs in or out. How can this be applied to a truecrypt volume using only a keyfile (no password) ...
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Will TrueCrypt cause problems on a CrashPlan backup destination?

I recently began using my home computer as a remote backup destination for my "server" at work. I'm using CrashPlan, which is working quite nicely. I also have my personal files on the same drive, ...
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Truecrypt Rescue disk unique for each system?

I want to decrypt an external USB harddrive wich I have encrypted using Truecrypt system encryption. I want to use a laptop for this which harddrive is also system encrypted using Truecrypt. Both are ...
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Can TrueCrypt automatically dismount a volume when laptop shuts down?

I created an encrypted volume in a partition in my laptop. But I'm worried to forget to unmount it when I close the laptop (which may put it in standby or hibernate) and somebody be able to hack ...
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Optimisation not available on TrueCrypt drive with Windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 with TrueCrypt 7.1a. I have encrypted the whole of my secondary drive. The "Optimise Drives" dialog reports the media type as "unknown" and the current status reports as ...
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How do I encrypt a Samsung Evo 840 SSD?

I've purchased a HP Envy 15-j005ea laptop which I have upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro. I have also removed the HDD and replaced it with a 1TB Samsung Evo 840 SSD. I now wish to encrypt the drive to ...
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Two HD's, Truecrypt full disk encryption, formatting and installing windows

like the title says, I have two physical drives, C: and D;. Both are full disk encrypted with Truecrypt. I would like to format C: and install windows, I'm upgrading from windows 7 to windows 8.1 and ...
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Reset password / recreate outer volume in TrueCrypt

Is there any way to reset password for outer volume and recreate it without loosing hidden volume?
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how to ensure large encrypted files are not corrupted over time?

I created a 20GB truecrypt container file. I use it to store videos. I store it on an external drive that is always connected to my Win7 daily PC, and only occasionally mount this container file with ...
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Truecrypt file containers suddenly empty

I have multiple truecrypt file containers on my Google Drive. They all contain lots of files and folders that has worked well over the last 18 months. Today I reinstalled my PC and went from Windows ...
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Dual Boot Windows (any Version) + Linux (any Distribution) with GPT/UEFI, full system encryption and shared partitions

I didn't think that my requiremetns were too special, but my search really didn't yield too many results, so I still got some quesitons unanswered. Basically I'm getting new hardware and will do a ...
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I used the same password for my hidden volume as my outer volume. Did I lose my outer volume's data?

I had a regular TrueCrypt volume that contained data that I actually wanted to keep. Well, like a complete moron, I decided to experiment with hidden volumes and, of course, I used that existing ...
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Access is denied on User Profile - Windows 7

My system has four disks in it C: 120GB (SSD) for system D: 1TB E: 500GB F: 2TB My user is mark and my profile is here D:\Users\mark All disks are encrypted with truecrypt whole disk encryption. ...
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After mounting container as drive in Truecrypt , Windows says drive is not formatted

I created a container using truecrypt long time back , and I used to mount it whenever I needed , until one day I decided to format my laptop. So I took backup of the file container to a USB drive. ...
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TrueCrypt: Encrypt Dual-Boot System Using 2 Separate Hard Drives

I know Google points to many different guides, tutorials and explanations regarding different variations and setups for encrypting multi-boot systems, but (quite surprisingly) I haven't found one ...
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How to run a program when specific hard drive is connected (in Debian)?

I want to automatically run a specific command whenever a drive (a specific drive, or any drive) is hot-plugged. I am running a headless Debian system. To be more specific, I want to auto-mount the ...
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Will Truecrypt replace my grub bootloader?

I use the grub bootloader to dual boot win7 and ubuntu. now i want to use truecrypt to encrypt my windows disk. if i do this, will my grub be gone?
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology (HDD-Cache on SSD) compromising Truecrypt?

I run a Dell Vostro with a HDD, accelerated by Intel Rapid Storage Technology caching on the (much smaller) SSD. I intend to encrypt all partitions with TrueCrypt, but I have no access to whatever is ...
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Dismount TrueCrypt volume via Finder

In OS X I can unmount a TrueCrypt drive from Finder as it gets listed under the Devices sidebar. Now when I press Eject it's no longer accessible, however it's still listed in the TrueCrypt ...
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Can a container be created directly on an USB storage device?

I have USB storage device and I want to create a realcrypt container directly in the device. I don't want to have to create it in the system first and then transfer the container to my USB device. I ...
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What causes TrueCrypt to fail to load operating system during pre-test?

I have been installing full disk encryption (FDE) on multiple computers and have record of 3 out of 163 computers failed. They all failed at the exact same point and I have no clue why or how to ...
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Can a TrueCrypt container file be mounted from an external hard drive?

I created a 200GB TrueCrypt container, and thinking that you should be able to mount it from anywhere, I transfered it to my external hard drive. Then I tried to mount it, but TrueCrypt won't even ...
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How can I create a TrueCrypt volume container that's the exact size of all the files I want to store in it?

I have a folder containing static documents that I want to store inside a TrueCrypt (TC) volume. I say static because these files will never change and I will never be adding additional files to the ...
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TrueCrypt - Does the change of your passphrase have any effect?

You can modify your password/passphrase in Truecrypt. So it can be either 'foo' or some 64-char-long random password. Does this have any effect on the encryption whatsoever? Let's say you do a ...
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Can a truecrypt container be moved on Fedora Linux?

I have created a truecrypt container (100GB) to store very important files with vital information hidden on my hardrive running Fedora Linux OS. Now, I want to move the container to portable ...
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Truecrypt hidden volume space

I am using truecrypt to encrypt thumb drives and laptop harddrive etc, and have a question regarding the hidden volume option. As i understand it, an encrypted volume is created inside another, and ...
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How to copy a dynamic TrueCrypt volume quickly?

I have created a dynamic TrueCrypt volume file, set it size to 40 GiB and put about 20 GiB of files on it. When I open the volume file properties it says "Size: 40.0 GB, Size on disk: 23.0 GB". When I ...
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How can I use TrueCrypt under windows 8.1?

I know that TrueCrypt doesn't support windows 8 because some systems have UEFI enabled. It seems that if UEFI is disabled or Windows 8 is installed on an non UEFI system TrueCrypt just works fine in ...