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

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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 ...
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Where are the TrueCrypt logs located in Ubuntu Linux?

I have tried many configurations and different pen drives. I am using TrueCrypt 7.1a. It always starts formating and then freezes the whole system, I have to forcibly restar my computer. Where ...
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Using TrueCrypt for encrypting user profiles on another volume [duplicate]

My computer (Windows 7) is equipped with two hard disks. One is for the system partition, Windows and the applications while the other contains the Users folder. Now I'd like to encrypt my volumes ...
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How to create a cross-platform traveler disk with TrueCrypt

I need to create a file-based TrueCrypt volume in a 32GB USB pendrive. If I wanted to access my files in offline computers, I'd need to include the TrueCrypt executable in the pendrive as well. I'd ...
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Hide (Encrypted) windows installation under Linux

I've got a PC running Linux (Ubuntu, in case it makes any difference). I want to install windows (Seven) to a hidden-encrypted partition on that drive. So on boot-up I have a selection screen: If ...
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TrueCrypt: In-place-encryption with re-use of original drive letter possible?

I want to encrypt a non-system partition with TrueCrypt in Windows 7, and I would like to re-use the previous drive letter. Is this possible? The TrueCrypt documentation is not really clear about ...
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Windows 7 startup repair with Truecrypt

I have many computers encrypted with Truecrypt 7.1a (current version) with the whole drive encrypted. Today one of them shows the Windows 7 splash screen for a moment and then goes into startup ...
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Trucrypt still present after clean install of os?

I completely flattend my laptop but trucrypt is still there on boot up the only way I can get it to boot not windows is by pressing the esc key.. How do I fix the bootloader so I don't have to press ...
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Truecrypt rescue disk not working on boot partion to recover password?

I installed some Windows XP updates last night. My boot partition is fully encrypted with Truecrypt. When I tried to boot it up tonight it just keeps saying incorrect password! I tried to restore key ...
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Truecrypt mounts an external harddrive volume on one system, but does not on another

I have an encrypted external hard drive which I'm able to mount on my desktop. However my laptop is in trouble and before handing it over to the lab, I'd like to back it up. Alas, Truecrypt won't ...
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Can a TrueCrypt Hidden OS volume be larger than the system volume?

I am trying to set up a TrueCrypt hidden OS with as much space available in it as possible. I have a 100 GB hard drive which I have partitioned into a 10 GB C: drive with windows installed and a 100GB ...
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If laptop is rebooted, does truecrypt unmount?

My biggest fear just got real, police invaded my home and took all my computers, drives, laptops and phones. I keep all sensitive information inside a truecrypt container, but my laptop was in sleep ...
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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 ...