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

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How do you write to the TrueCrypt outer volume?

How do I write to the outer volume of a TrueCrypt partition, without affecting the hidden partition inside it?
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Is a normal TrueCrypt partition indistinguishable from random data? (Does it pass a χ² randomness test?)

If I encrypt an entire partition with TrueCrypt (a standard volume, not a hidden volume), would the partition look statistically indistinguishable from random data? Or would someone be able to ...
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Do I have to decrypt my hard drive when switching OS?

I have encrypted my whole laptop using TrueCrypt on Windows 7 and I would like to switch to Ubuntu. Do I have to select Permanently decrypt system partition or drive before installing Ubuntu or can I ...
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Recover truecrypt partition without MBR + recovery disk?

I destroyed my mbr and have no truecrypt rescue disk. However, I do know my password and my encryption setup (e.g. hashing functions and ciphers used). This happened after an upgrade to version 7.0a ...
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TrueCrypt, RIPEMD-160 vs SHA-512 vs Whirlpool

I am encrypting a volume with TrueCrypt. I have decided to use AES as the encryption algorithm, seeing as it is the government standard. But which hash algorithm is better (more secure)? RIPEMD-160 ...
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TrueCrypt - Large Files

I am encrypting a USB drive with TrueCrypt. It asks me if I am going to store files larger than 4gb: Does this make any difference (apart from being able to store files larger than 4gb on the ...
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OSX Lion, replaced hard drive & can't open TrueCrypt volume: permission denied

I have an external drive with a TrueCrypt volume. I recently replaced my internal HD and am now unable to open/mount the external TrueCrypt volume. TC returns a simple "permission denied" error. I am ...
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TrueCrypt hinders performance?

I have AMD Quad-Core Phenom II 955 @ 3.2GHz (It can go up to 3.8 if needed). I may get high performance SSD (500 MB/s write/read) and if I encrypt the whole volume how much of a performance hit would ...
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HDD full disk encryption. Is it necessary to secure erase all data before?

I want to create a secure backup. Therefore, I'll encrypt an external HDD using TrueCrypt. I wonder if it is necessary to do a secure erase of all remaining data before? I ask this because I heard ...
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Windows system restore prior to truecrypt system encryption?

If I restore my system using Windows restore to a point prior to implementing Truecrypt total disk encryption, will Windows 7 fail to boot due to the fact that the Truecrypt drivers are no longer ...
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Truecrypt partly encrypted

My friend tried to encrypt his external hard drive with Truecrypt in Windows 7, but he realized that he forgot the password, so he stopped the encryption at ~30%. Is there a way for him to at least ...
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Truecrypt password prompt

Am trying to get it so that when I click on an encrypted file, a truecrypt password prompt appears and then upon entering correct password, windows explorer opens the newly mounted volume so that I ...
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Accessing a windows truecrypt volume using ubuntu

I have a serious problem here: My computer does not boot any more (hangs on the windows start screen), so I tried to use a Ubuntu Live CD access the files and scan for root kits, or at least back up ...
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Is it possible to recover files from an encrypted drive after starting to format it but not going through with it?

Until a few hours ago, I had a pretty large drive that was entirely encrypted using TrueCrypt. I was working on getting the Windows 7 installer working from a USB drive and when it came to formatting ...
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Reinstall Windows under TrueCrypt

I usually partition my hard-drive so that the OS and applications are on C: and ll the data, including user folders such as Documents are on D:. I do this not for any performance gain, but just so I ...
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Alternative for SyncToy that smart-deletes existing files on target drive

I'm currently running Windows 7 x64 with a secondary data drive encrypted with Truecrypt. For the past 6 months or so I have been backing up the files on this drive manually to two other drives; using ...
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TrueCrypt pre-boot authentication without system encryption

Is it possible to enable TrueCrypt's pre-boot authentication with system partition not encrypted? I would like to encrypt only the other partition where I store data and I would like it to be ...
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Truecrypt/Encryption over Internet?

I want to store some files on a server, but need them to be encrypted, so that encryption/decryption happens only on the client. An obvious choice would be something like a truecrypt volume that is ...
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OwnCloud and Truecrypt

I have tried the OwnCloud sync software recently and it works pretty nice. It synchronizes all the files pretty fast, but I am a bit worried about security. So, my idea was to put my private files ...
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Why does writing large numbers of files to Truecrypt device cause splicing file error?

Using Linux, I have a whole backup partition encrypted with Truecrypt. I've been using this device for more than a year. Sometimes (but not always) when I copy large numbers of files to the ...
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How to place Firefox/Thunderbird password manager files on TrueCrypt volume?

I don't want enter master password in Firefox/Thunderbird everytime. I've got an idea to place the password manager files (key3.db and signons.sqlite -- or just one of them) on the TrueCrypt volume. I ...
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TrueCrypt. auto-mount the secondary volume?

I have a system volume and a secondary volume. Both are encrypted. How I can make the secondary volume mount automatically (without asking password), when I boot?
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Restoring Corrupt TrueCrypt Volume/Container (broken MFT)

My hardware doesn't seem to like me anymore :-/ I have a 500 GB external HDD (NTFS) which contains a "standard" (= not hidden) TrueCrypt container of 400 GB of which about 100-150 GB are actually ...
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Truecrypt encrypted system partition run with administrator privileges

First, some background : I previously had an encrypted file container but now when I try to mount this via the same script, I get a warning that it is read only. I originally thought that this was a ...
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Windows 7 Laptop - Truecrypt - Ubuntu?

I have a windows 7 Professional Laptop that has had the entire drive encrypted so as to require a password to allow it to boot up. There is only one partition on the drive that takes up the entire ...
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How can I dismount a truecrypt partition over ssh in windows 7

I'm having trouble dismounting a truecrypt container, in windows 7, over ssh. When opening a cygwin terminal on the local computer (where truecrypt is running and the partition is mounted), I can do ...
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Mount encrypted partition at login for specific user

I have a partition on my Windows 7 machine that I want to encrypt, but I need it to be decrypted automatically when I log in (and not any other user), and before applications start to run. The ...
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Install Truecrypt on a MacBook for whole disk encryption of the Win7 partition in GPT mode?

I see a 2009 post at http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1590313&postcount=3 which ALMOST gets me there but requires MBR partitioning style. Anyway, I followed that and got: Mac OS X ...
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TrueCrypt System Favorite Volume doesn't mount automatically on boot

I've encrypted my system partition using TrueCrypt and I've read that I can mount my encrypted data partition (TrueCrypt volume) on boot by making it a "System Favorite" and giving it the same ...
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Encrypting two partitions using TrueCrypt

Is it possible to encrypt both the windows system partition and a data partition, without encrypting the whole harddisk, using truecrypt? It's because the haddisk has other partitions with Fedora ...
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How do I get to see an https certificate on a website that will not give its actual web pages by https but only files that don't display in the brow?

On a domain like truecrypt.org, you cannot see the actual website trough https, but when you download the signatures of their files or their pgp key, they will send it to you through https. However ...
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Full disk encryption on dual boot system using TrueCrypt

I'm thinking about encrypting my whole harddrive for example using TrueCrypt, which I've used for encrypting file containers for a while. It is possible to encrypt the whole harddisk through the ...
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What happens if a crash happens while an encrypted volume is mounted?

I am using an encrypted truecrypt volume, operating out of word files stored on there. I would like to know what would happen if the computer crashes while the encrypted volume is mounted? Will it be ...
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Using TrueCrypt (software encryption) with an SSD

I use full drive encryption (FDE) w/ TrueCrypt on my laptop. I have a 2nd gen I7 with AES instruction support, so honestly I can't even notice a speed change on the system with it on. My question, ...
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Specific TrueCrypt action

I never used TrueCrypt but I thinking about use it to protect my data. I have specific action on my mind: When I close my windows 7 specific partition will be crypt, that nobody who steal my laptop ...
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Truecrypt files corrupted after moving PC into another case

I recently bought a new PC case and transferred all of my PC hardware into it. The only hardware modification was the addition of two identical ram modules. The entire process went smoothly, and ...
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How to install Windows XP via Bootcamp when there is a 3rd partiton that cannot be removed?

I have three partitions on my computer: System partition named "macintosh" with HFS+ filesystem journaled and Mac OS X installed (no encryption). Non system partition named "vault" with HFS+ ...
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Does it increase security to zero-fill the RAM before powering off?

Would it provide increased security if I zero-filled the RAM before powering off? If that worked, what similar protection could be applied for sleep mode?
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TrueCrypt: NTFS or FAT?

The default file system for a TrueCrypt volume is FAT. Isn't NTFS more robust? What are the pros and cons of creating a TrueCrypt NTFS vs. FAT volume?
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Truecrypt as server (?) on two crossover-cable connected Windows machines

Here's a small problem I got. Hope someone can help me out. Two machines connected by a crossover-cable. One got XP, the other Win7 Exchange works fine: read and write from and to both machines ...
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TrueCrypt: filesystem corruption: is it possible to lose all data at once?

I read that among various corruption risks is the filesystem corruption, that also affects TrueCrypt volumes, like any other system.I would like to know if it is possible that a corruption in some ...
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Is it possible to resize TrueCrypt partitions?

When I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, I created a large partition on the hard drive to encrypt with TrueCrypt. Turns out I'm not using the amount of space I thought I would be for encrypting data, and ...
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Can Truecrypt encrypt a full hard disk/drive , when/if incase it contains some 1) read/write errors ? 2) bad sectors?

Can Truecrypt encrypt a full hard disk/drive , when/if incase it contains some 1) read/write errors ? 2) bad sectors ? Before or even if after , they are fixed and recovered by windows chkdsk ...
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Can you mount and use a Truecrypt container over a slow VPN/network connection?

I would like to mount a Truecrypt container over a VPN connection. The VPN connection averages 0.4Mb/sec in either direction. Does Truecrypt add a significant overhead (in terms of bytes) to ...
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TrueCrypt partition or not?

I'm getting a new external HDD and am considering using TrueCrypt to secure it, as I work on many commercial projects and like to have the peace of mind when I travel. It's a 2TB HDD and I have two ...
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Truecrypt & luks, best from both worlds?

I am looking for multi-platform on-the-fly encryption tool, both truecrypt and luks /dmcrypt/ can provide, but I cant have dual boot /Linux&windows/ in this case, because TC does not support multi ...
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How to determine file system of TrueCrypt volume?

If a volume file is created by TrueCrypt, how do we determine what is the file system that volume is formatted? Because if the file created from Linux, it can be ext3, if Windows, NTFS, but also ...
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Encrypting my laptop hard drive

I've considered encrypting my laptop hard drive for a while now, but the only thing holding m back is my Microsoft SQL Server 2008 installation. I use my laptop for development and also have some ...
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Does an external hard drive need to have partitions?

I bought a Western Digital 1TB Caviar Green hard drive. I want to store my files on it but also want to encrypt it so I've downloaded TrueCrypt. However TrueCrypt says that I can't encrypt the entire ...
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Multi-Truecrypt, One unencrypted

My goal is to create a multi-boot system in which I have an unencrypted Windows XP\7 for guests and and an encrypted Windows 7 for me with WUBI installed on this partition if possible. Truecrypt ...