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

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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 full-...
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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), run:...
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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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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 ...