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

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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 ...
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How to defragment a large TrueCrypt volume that has barely any free space

I have a TrueCrypt 7.1a volume that is about 50 GB in size, formatted with NTFS and has close to 100 MB of free space. I have close to 300,000 files in it. When I was setting this up, I did this ...
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How to list all possible combinations for a predefined set of words?

A few years back I made a TrueCrypt password with a random combination of a few friends' first names with no names repeated (7 names to be exact). I forgot the sequence and how many names I used. I ...
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TrueCrypt system encrypted drive fails to load Windows

I have full system encryption on my Win 7 Pro/64 hdd. I boot the machine and enter the TrueCrypt password, and Windows starts to load but fails with the error message "The boot selection failed ...
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Truecrypt encrypted disk corrupted after moving files to it

I have a 3 TB disk that I have encrypted using Truecrypt 7.1a on Windows 7 x64. Recently, I had about 700 GB free and was moving about 200 GB of files to it. When the transfer was about 90 % complete ...
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Detect mounting of a virtual (TrueCrypt) volume in windows PowerShell script

I am using the following powershell script to detect when a particular volume is mounted so I can run a script that will move files from my machine to the device (I don't know much about powershell ...
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How to automatically mount a TrueCrypt volume on OSX after login with password/keyfile

I would like to do the following: I. After logging into my account I would like OSX to automatically mount 2 of my volumes (located on same external HDD connected via FW800) using a password or ...
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How is TrueCrypt in-place system drive encryption implemented?

TrueCrypt supports encrypting a system partition while operating system is running. From the docs: Note that TrueCrypt can encrypt an existing unencrypted system partition/drive in-place while ...
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Crashplan + TrueCrypt - Overkill?

Crashplan already has an option to encrypt the data. And if selected, this stores the encrypted file on the server. Truecrypt certainly has lot more options, but for basic usage, wouldn't ...
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Dual Boot TrueCrypt Encrypted Windows and Linux with Grub workaround?

The Major issue of not being able to dual-boot on TrueCrypt disc encryption systems won't get out of my mind. My idea is, wouldn't it be possible to create an encrypted HDD with an Windows system on ...
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Encrypting a multi-boot USB drive

Goal: Full encryption of a multi-boot USB drive containing boot CDs and confidential information Problem: I have been experimenting with XBoot (https://sites.google.com/site/shamurxboot/download) ...
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Wipe an encrypted system truecrypt disc and reinstall Windows 7

I am trying to reinstall an OS on my truecrypt device. The whole drive was encrypted and now I want to delete EVERYTHING without decrypting the stuff. I have tried different approaches like GParted ...
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Is it possible to decrypt multiple truecrypt drives at FDE boot?

I have a Windows 7 Machine with the OS disk using TrueCrypt full disk encryption. I've got an additional 4 other drives plugged into the same machine for storage (Via SATA storage) that I would like ...
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Cannot mount Truecrypt volume after changing windows partition drive to dynamic

Big big problem I just put myself in. I was attempting to use windows disk manage to do a raid 1 for a truecrypt encrypted drive, but after restarting, the bootloader does not go past "booting..." and ...
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How does Truecrypt know it has the correct password?

I wasn't sure whether to ask this on stackoverflow or superuser. In the truecrypt documentation, it says that a truecrypt container is indistinguishable from random data. My question is, how does ...
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Does a Truecrypt file container really eats a lot of space from start?

I just created a fresh new container I notice it already consumed more than half (6MB free out of 16MB). I also checked out my old container, my files are only only 10MB but it says 49MB is used. Is ...
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truecrypt mounting through windows service

I've created a windows service which silently mounts truecrypt volumes via command line. A couple issues have arose however; although the volume mounts correctly it won't show up in windows explorer ...
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TrueCrypt and Windows backup, what works and what doesn't?

On the Truecrypt docs->limitations section it states that The Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service is currently supported only for partitions within the key scope of active system encryption (e.g. ...
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How can I make a folder share survive a dismount in Vista? (for use to backup to Truecrypt volumes)

It is well documented that Vista's backup utility cannot recognise Truecrypt volumes as viable destinations for backup. The known workaround for this is to backup to a folder within the TrueCrypt ...
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How to mount truecrypt volume in linux from command line without having the file manager opened?

How do I mount a truecrypt volume in ubuntu from the CLI without a nautilus window being opened? O/S: Ubuntu 12.10 TrueCrypt: 7.1a Command (that opens nautilus): echo "MySuperSecretPassword" | ...
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Automatically dismount specific TrueCrypt volume in Windows

Is it possible to specify in TrueCrypt (under Windows) that some specific (not all) mounted volume has to be automatically dismounted after some period of time? In the settings I can only set auto ...
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Is it fine to encrypt if there are cross-drive NTFS junctions?

I was thinking of encrypting the whole disk or only my data partition D:. However, I have NTFS junctions on the system partition C: linking to D:. More precisely, I made a junction to point my user ...
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Is it possible to decrypt a truecrypt volume using the windows login password?

If I create a truecrypt volume using my windows 7 password as a key, can I configure truecrypt/windows to automatically mount it when I login? This would probably require windows 7 support(something ...
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Completely private browser installation using TrueCrypt

I have a TrueCrypt partition on my Windows 7 Pro 64-bit computer. I have Firefox and Chrome installed on my OS as normal, but I would like to have a completely private browser installed on my ...
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Win 7 full disk encryption with backup

I have a win 7 laptop that I would like to fully encrypt the hard drive and back up the encrypted hard drive routinely. Should I use TrueCrypt (not running Ultimate)? And how would I access the ...
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How to get more information about repeatedly corruptions of a NTFS filesystem?

Brief description The problem I'll describe occures just recently on my Laptop, running Ubuntu and Win7. Ubuntu is installed on a SSD, and the additional HDD contains the Win7 installation (which ...
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TrueCrypt: Encrypted partitions showing up

I used TrueCrypt to encrypt a non-system partition. The encrypted partition (i.e. the real, unreadable partition) has the letter F: and the partition that TrueCrypt decrypts on the fly has the letter ...
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Why the results of Truecrypt and cryptsetup (LUKS) benchmarking are so different?

I want to encrypt a part of my HDD. But before that I wanted to benchmark the different algorithm available wondering if I should choose aes-xts-256 or aes-xts-512. Note: I don't have aes hardware ...
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TrueCrypt error “(drive): refers to a location that is not available”

Scenario: When trying to mount a volume on a particular drive (V:) that I have used many times in the past, I now get the above error. I am still able to mount the drive with some success on another ...
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Can't install TrueCrypt in Debian Wheezy

In Debian Testing (Wheezy) 64bit, I am trying to install TrueCrypt: root@debian:/media/cdrom0# ls -l total 47120 dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root 2048 Apr 3 2012 32Bit dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 2048 Apr ...
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Getting event 57:The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur

I have a weird issue with my Windows7 desktop. There are two separate disks, C: (system) and D:. Both are encrypted with TrueCrypt. Every once in awhile I am getting following issue: all writes to ...
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TrueCrypt Corrupted MFT : Can't access data after successful volume header restore

I'm having a very similar issue here and don't feel confident on attempting to fix it without some knowledgeable guidance, hoping I can get some assistance Background: I mount a volume onto my E ...
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Creating a “Master Key File” in Truecrypt?

I have a few dozen employee thumbdrives that carry sensitive information. We'll be using TrueCrypt to lock down these drives. Each thumbdrive will typically be in a single employee's possession, and ...
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Truecrypt: Encrypt 2 Windows systems on one hard drive

I've got 2 Windows 7 Systems on one hard disk. Is it possible and if so how can I encrypt both with TrueCrypt, so I can enter the password used for the first System to boot this one, or the second ...
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Possible to have multiboot e.g 2 x Win 7 installations and 1 x linux, all encrypted with truecrypt?

What would be the best approach, and would I be able to clone the first Win 7 installation to become the second boot-up partition os (to save me having to reinstall Win 7 all over again and all the ...
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TrueCrypt - Number Instead of File Names

I was asked to help someone make sense of a TrueCrypt file on a drive. The drive has two files on it: the encrypted file and the installer for version 7.1a. I am running Windows 7 Pro w/ SP1. I'm ...
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How do I find the sectors that populate a hard drive track?

How do I determine the sectors that are occupying a drive track? I am interested in locating "the last 512 bytes of the first logical drive track" in order to determine if a drive is encrypted with ...
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Where do the log files of TrueCrypt stored?

I want to develop a software probe which communicates with the log files of the open source truecrypt tool. Could anyone help me out in figuring where these logfiles are stored. Thank you a lot in ...
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Cannot mount truecrypt drive (wrong fs type)

I installed windows 7 and it destroyed my truecrypt volume. I have the following setup: /dev/sda <-- truecrypt encrypted drive /dev/sda1 <-- 100mb, probably windows boot loader (new, should ...
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Encrypting a Dual-Boot Hard Drive

I have a computer dual-booting Windows 7 and Arch Linux. The Arch installation has already been encrypted with LUKS and LVM, as follows: sda Computer's Hard Drive, GRUB2 in MBR | sda1 ...
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Perfectdisk 12.5 and Truecrypt 7.1a with system drive encryption

Are these softwares compatible ? And performance hit level. Does it make my laptop slower I'm using HP pavilion g4.
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Recovering deleted TrueCrypt volume corrupted it

I recently accidentically deleted a TrueCrypt volume. I was able to recover it using Recuva, but now it seems the volume has been corrupted. Mounting it first fails with the message "Incorrect ...
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What's the proper way to setup TrueCrypt and Crashplan?

I need to protect a relatively small number of sensitive files on my computer, and I'd like to use TrueCrypt for that purpose. At the same time, I have recently started using CrashPlan, and I would ...