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

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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 ...
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Google Drive inside TrueCrypt folder

I want my Google Drive files to be locally stored in an encrypted way with TrueCrypt. There are two ways of doing this: put an encrypted folder inside your GDrive-folder, or put your GDrive-folder ...
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Stop truecrypt from consuming all available physical memory

I have many truecrypt containers that contain random files that I am trying to consolidate into another set of containers that are better organized this time. To do this requires me to copy all the ...
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Can you run “fsck.ext2 -fycc /dev/mapper/truecrypt1” on an unmounted Truecrypt device?

Can you run "fsck.ext2 -fycc /dev/mapper/truecrypt1" on an unmounted Truecrypt device? The "extra c" in the -fycc causes it to do a supposedly "non destructive" read-write (Similar to what ...
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Making the Truecrypt bootloader less obvious on a dual Windows 7 system

I have a system with two Windows 7 installations, one is encrypted with Truecrypt and the other is unencrypted. If I press Esc during pre-boot authentication, it will take me to the Truecrypt Boot ...
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Can random data from a wipe or encryption of a full drive result in fake partitions appearing in the MBR? [closed]

QUESTION : Can the apparently "random"-ish data written to a full drive (not just a partition) during a random "wipe" or encryption be somehow interpreted by the computer as having a "valid" MBR ...
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Auomatically mounting TrueCrypt protected volumes

I use both Windows 7 and openSUSE 12.2. The system partitions are both secured at boot time (BitLocker and LVM). I want to share data between OSes, but the data must be encrypted too. I ran into ...
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Recovering a Truecrypt password using preset word combinations?

A few months ago I created a Truecrypt volume, with a password I created using words from a cover of a book that I stringed together randomly. The words were typed out side by side with no spaces. ...
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“Warning! Password locked: Fixed disk0” error message on boot

TrueCrypt - Warning! Password locked: Fixed disk0 error message on boot. When I start my laptop (Acer TravelMate 2410), after the Starting memory check, the screen goes full black, and a message ...
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Recover truecrypted NTFS HDD after quick format without rescue disk

The whole external hard disk NTFS partition was encrypted using TrueCrypt. I accidentally run quick format on it. I can still mount this partition using truecrypt after restoring volume header but ...
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Cracking truecrypt files in minutes? Or just truecrypt harddrives in minutes?

Apparently http://www.lostpassword.com/kit-forensic.htm can be used to crack truecrypt hard drive encryption. Has anyone tried it and is it possible to crack truecrypt files too with this software? ...
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TrueCrypt Command Line: Dismount by Volume Name?

Considering the command: TrueCrypt.exe /q /e /v "dummy.tc" 1: Is there a way to dismount dummy.tc from the command line WITHOUT knowing its drive letter? 2: Is there a way to discover, after this ...
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TrueCrypt: How can I mount an anonymous drive?

(Windows 7, TrueCrypt v7.1a) I use a batch file to mount two TrueCrypted disks when needed. On my old motherboard, the devices were initialized in constant order, and I could use truecrypt.exe ...
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Automatically mounting Truecrypt volumes at user login time

I need to mount a Truecrypt volume automatically at user login time. This volume is specific for each user. I'm not sure how to proceed since I'm not extremely familiar with Linux and the various ...
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Is TrueCrypt full disk encryption on windows 8 safe to use? [closed]

Since Windows 8 is currently still not 100% supported, I was wondering if full disk encryption is more or less safe to use in Windows 8. I couldn't find any info on that on the internet, so I used a ...
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Speed constraints of encrypted USB drives - Where are the bottlenecks?

I would like to keep my 1.5TB USB 2.0 external drive that I use for backups encrypted. I'm using TrueCrypt and have created a fully encrypted volume. This took 18 hours. My question is: Does ...
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Truecrypt system partion partially encryted but then drive corrupted and won't boot - decrypting so I can access files to backup?

So I was attempting to encrypt my (Windows 7) system drive with Truecrypt and it stopped at around 15% and said that there was a segment error and that it could not proceed until it was fixed. So, I ...
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Formatting a truecrypt volume on windows: Truecrypt failed to obtain administrator privileges

Following shaneselman's advice (http://www.hanselman.com/blog/TheComputerBackupRuleOfThree.aspx), I'm setting up a 2TB external drive as a backup, and encrypting it using TrueCrypt. This is under ...
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TrueCrypt Corrupted Files

Several months ago, I needed to reorganize my data across multiple external hard drives with my laptops primary hard drive as the go-between. My external hard drives are all encrypted with TrueCrypt. ...
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Recover Extended Partition

I have a serious problem. I lost my MBR. But that is first of the problems. My disk layout was something like this (more less); sda1 truecrypt-os 80GB sda2 ext4 8GB sda3 swap 4GB (sda4) extended ...
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TrueCrypt drive letter not available

With c# or a batch file I mount a trueCrypt volume located at A:\volumeTrueCrypt.tc With c# I do: static void Main(string[] args) { var p = Process.Start( fileName:@"C:\Program ...
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Truecrypt on Linux (permission confusion)

I am pretty inexperienced with Linux... So please bear with me here. I keep running into permission problems when working with truecrypt on Linux. Currently, I run truecrypt as root to mount my ...
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Windows 8 upgrade on TrueCrypt encrypted system disk?

I have Windows 7 on encrypted system disk (I have to enter password before getting to system boot). I suppose there is a driver loaded so Windows can read encrypted data and continue booting. Will ...
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Upgrade to Windows 8 on encrypted drive fails and corrupted my TrueCrypt bios password

I just bought Windows 8, which I downloaded to my PC. The PC has full drive encryption, and I selected "Keep nothing" type of install for Windows 8. When the downloader finished and restarted the ...
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external HDD encryption with limited user rights on computer

I want to buy a new external hard drive to have work project files handy on the go. Unfortunately the IT department has realised that security of external drives is an issue but they have not provided ...
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Any way to mount a TrueCrypt Windows system partition remotely through LogMeIn after a WOL?

I have a Windows computer that I've encrypted the OS of. I would like to be able to connect to this computer after a Wake On LAN through some means (I have DynDNS configured so it doesn't have to be ...
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creating/attaching vhd fails - “virtual disk provider not found”

I'm trying to setup a backup environment that I can use to test restoring an encrypted system. To that end, I'm using a secondary 30 GB partition on a Latitude d630 to run a "bare-bones" unencrypted ...
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Store Keepass files inside Truecrypt container [closed]

Do you recommend storing Keepass files inside Truecrypt or is it a bit overkill?
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Why I cannot see quick format option when “create an encrypted file container”

Based on this http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=creating-new-volume I have an option to quick format the drive. However, when I create a volume with options of "create an encrypted file container", I ...
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Can't figure out what's using my Hard Drive

So I'm trying to Encrypt one of my Hard Drives using TrueCrypt. It says it's in use of by either the operating system or an application, but I cannot figure out what's using my Hard Drive. I am ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to open a mounted TrueCrypt container?

Problem I would like to open a mounted TrueCrypt container with a keyboard shortcut. Currently, I'm opening it by double-clicking the volume. See screenshot above. Instead of using the mouse, I'd ...
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Partition Magic 8 made TrueCrypt partition invisible

Partition Magic 8 took a dump on my TrueCrypt partition... and I let it happen! And now I am left with cleaning up the mess. In short, my encrypted partition is now invisible. TestDisk analysis says ...