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

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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 ...
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Does truecrypt store plaintext password in memory?

I'm aware that the plaintext password is used to decrypt the header which stores all the decryption details for the actual data. So there is no reason to store the actual password in memory once the ...
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Truecrypt issues on Wheezy-based CrunchBang

I've installed Truecrypt 7.1a on CrunchBang and I want it to open like a program, but I can't find it. When I type truecrypt into a terminal, I get a bunch of truecrypt subcommands that I don't know ...
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Unable to restore Trucrypt Volume header. Incorrect password message

My PC has a System partition encrypted with Truecrypt: When booting my PC and putting in the password truecrypt reports Incorrect Password. I have tried restoring the Trucecrypt boot loader from the ...
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Encrypt all disk and decrypt it depending on the sytem hardware

Is there any tool that can encrypt a whole disk and use a decrypt key based on the hardware of the machine? My goal is to create anti-copy OS that can only run on a specific machine, if i change the ...
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TrueCrypt-ed Windows XP reseting administrative password

I have inherited a laptop running Windows XP 64bit professional from a former system admin of my Lab. The laptop is encrypted with TrueCrypt and luckily I have a password for TrueCrypt and can boot ...
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Easiest Way to Convert Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VirtualBox VM (VDI) to TrueCrypt VM

I have an existing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VirtualBox VM (VDI) that I would like to convert to full disc encryption using TrueCrypt. My only experience with TrueCrypt comes from a fresh Ubuntu install, or ...
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windows 8.1 upgrade fails with error code 0xc1900101-0x20017

Note that the answer accepted for this problem appears to only be applicable to systems using some form of full disk encryption. I just tried to install windows 8.1 on my laptop, but it fails to ...
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Installing TrueCrypt on dual boot Mac/Win7 laptop

A friend (not much of a technician) owns a Mac laptop with dual boot Win7/Mac. Now he wants to encrypt the entire drive (both systems) using TrueCrypt. I read a lot and found a lot of outdated ...
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truecrypt - how to specify file system type from command line when creating a volume

OS: Mint 12, 64 bit (Linux kernel: 3.5.0-17) truecrypt version: 7.1a I'm using truecrypt in an automation script. And I want to create a volume with Ext4 file system. But seems that --filesystem ...
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How to set file permissions when mounting TrueCrypt file container in OS X

I have a TrueCrypt file container (FAT filesystem) containing a number of SSH private key files. I want to be able to add these private keys to my SSH keychain, however I'm having trouble mounting ...
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How to recover TrueCrypt partition deleted with Windows Disk Manager

I got a whole HDD encrypted with TrueCrypt (one partition, non-system disk). I have deleted this partition by coincidence with windows 7 disk manager. Now, I can't mount the TrueCrypt disk (saying ...
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Cloud Backup for large TrueCrypt Container [duplicate]

I have a TrueCrypt container (around 50GB) which has all of my backups inside. I'd like to back up the container to cloud storage (not the files within), but obviously, I'd prefer not to re-upload ...
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True Crypt Error: This installer file does not contain any compressed files

When I tried to install True Crypt by double clicking on TrueCrypt Setup 7.1a.exe I got the following error To create a self-extracting installation package (with embedded compressed files), ...
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How can I encrypt my Windows 8 laptop?

I have a UEFI laptop with Windows 8 that has the GPT partition system. How can I do full disk encryption? It has been announced by the TrueCrypt team that they do not support Windows 8/GPT. I'm not ...
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Working from home: ensuring file security?

Would it be possible to ensure that documents used on a personal PC connected to the internet, could be used securely without the danger of an eavesdropper obtaining access to the file or the danger ...
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How to have an Ubuntu installed first, then have a Hidden Windows Operating System?

How to have an Ubuntu installed first, then have a Hidden Windows Operating System using TrueCrypt or something else? I have tried twice, but just didn't come up with what I'm expecting. Currently, I ...
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Truecypt: Write / Access / Read / to outer volume while hidden operating system is running

First time poster, looooong time reader. I feel like I've searched high and low to no avail, so here goes: If one were to have both a decoy OS and a hidden OS, and they wanted to access (ie mount and ...
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Windows File Search doesn't work on TrueCrypt protected volumes

I have found a problem with Windows Search and my TrueCrypt volumes. My laptop is encrypted with BitLocker for system partition, and TrueCrypt 7.1a for the rest of hard drives, in order to share some ...
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Truecrypt performance difference between AES and AES-Twofish-Serpent

Is there a significant performance difference between Truecrypt encrypted drives using only AES vs disks that use a triple algorithm scheme like AES-Twofish-Serpent?
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Dropbox: How to password protect files and folders and maintain accessibility?

I'm aware that there is a similar thread on this subject, but I don't think that situation is similar to mine because the solution that was reached will not work for me. In that scenario, using ...
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decrypt truecrypt system partition with lost recovery disk (still mountable under other OS)

I have a truecrypt system partition which the OS (Win8) no longer boots (get's stuck on "booting..." after entering credentials ( bad update to checkout 8.1 ) I can use a USB thumbdrive to boot into ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...