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

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TrueCrypt full drive encryption [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Full disk encryption on dual boot system using TrueCrypt I'm a little confused as to how TrueCrypt works. I have windows 7/linux(dual boot) installed on a netbook and I ...
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Using a keyfile with TrueCrypt

A TrueCrypt Keyfile generator generates a keyfile of size 64 bytes. Can I change the size to become like 100 bytes by adding some more random data to it? Also, Is it good idea to store it on Online ...
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How to use TrueCrypt with SkyDrive?

Dropbox handles TrueCrypt containers very nicely. When I update the TrueCrypt container then dismount it, Dropbox syncs only the modifications. Just what I wanted :) SkyDrive on the other hand, ...
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Partitioning hard drive from Windows XP-SP3 installation manager

Planning to do a fresh install of Windows XP-SP3 and normally I just delete the current partition via the installation manager and create a new partition, but I just started using a TrueCrypt ...
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Rescue TrueCrypt encrypted OS after booting from wrong stand-by state

It seems like I destroyed my truecrypt encrypted OS partition when I accidentally restarted my laptop after having another OS in stand by. Here is exactly what I did: I was running windows 7 on an ...
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TrueCrypt messes up its drive letters

For some reason, about 50% of the time when I mount a volume with TrueCrypt, it mounts to a different drive letter, forcing me to un-mount it and re-mount it to the drive letter I need. (I mount the ...
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Files names with forbidden characters for Windows, disappeared in TrueCrypt

I have files and folders in a TrueCrypt volume that contain the character :, which is not tolerated by Windows. These files were named with this character on a Linux system. When I opened the ...
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Is there any benefit to full disk encryption if I always leave my PC on?

As I understand it, full disk encryption encrypts all data on a HDD and protects that data with a password. If I turn my PC off and it gets stolen, all my data, passwords etc. are protected. But I ...
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Encrypted Windows 7 & Linux Advice Wanted

I would like to set up my laptop to dual boot Arch Linux and Windows 7 with file sharing and encryption. Just wanted some advice on going about this because I have not dealt with encryption nor file ...
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TrueCrypt Rescue disk - security hazard?

I wonder if TrueCrypt rescue disk even makes sense to keep. Lets assume for a second there is a corruption on the disk. Rescue disk will not help here, because the data is invalid anyway. But on the ...
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HowTo for using key files with Truecrypt

Ever since I've seen the option to use a key file I was wondering what are good criteria to select or create a key file that will be used for a Truecrypt container? Can I simply learn the preamble of ...
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Windows 7, TrueCrypt and Sleep - automount when resuming machine

Is there a way to get a TrueCrypt container to mount automatically when resuming from Windows 7 Sleep? I have the container saved on my system disk, it's not on a separate external hard drive. The ...
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Will all the files become corrupted inside TrueCrypt?

If I had 15 files in a TrueCrypt Container/Volume and then suppose if the encrypted volume becomes corrupted at some position in container file. Does it mean the volume cannot be decrypted anymore to ...
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Migrate TrueCrypt system volume to a new drive (Windows, SSD)

The only good advice I have seen so far was to decrypt system drive, then migrate using Acronis or whatnot, then encrypt it back. This advice works, except with SSD you could have as well just left ...
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Chkdisk on a pre-boot authentication truecrypt drive via VirtualBox

2 drives: 150gb - Linux Mint (not encrypted) 300gb - Windows Vista 64-bit (truecrypt with preboot authentication) I need to repair my windows install (freezes trying to load a system dll, spinrite ...
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Can we create a dynamic sized TrueCrypt container on Mac OS X?

Is it possible to create a dynamic TrueCrypt container on Mac OS X?
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Shadow copy referencing invalid volume from symboliclink when using TrueCrypt

I recently replaced my motherboard after the last one failed (was shorting and causing random reboots). I'm sure this was not healthy for the machine, and that a clean install would do wonders, but I'...
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Installing Windows on an encrypted drive

Is it possible to install Windows on an already encrypted drive? Or do I need to decrypt it first, install Windows again on a partition and then recrypt it? I just need to install some tracking ...
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Trucecrypt one contaner on another [closed]

What is more secure? To use one container encrypted with AES>Twofish>Serpent = 768bits key size or to make an AES container and inside it make another container encrypted with Twofish and finally ...
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Restore bootmgr on encrypted Windows 7 (truecrypt)

I had Windows 7 and XP on my laptop (win7 had been installed before xp). I encrypted Windows 7 and after that I removed XP. Today truecrypt welcome me with message "bootmgr is missing". Is it ...
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How to fix Truecrypt MBR using Command Prompt or Linux live USB?

I was playing with TrueCrypt and decided to make a fresh installation of Windows 7 from USB stick. Unfortunately Windows 7 installer: "setup was unable to create a new system partition" My entire ...
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TrueCrypt - System partition or drive encryption without pre-boot authentication

I can't seem to find a way to encrypt my entire system partition or the entire drive and be able to skip the pre-boot authenticaion. I need to be able to boot the machine into the normal encrypted ...
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Full disk encryption on a dual boot system OS X/Win7 (one hard disk)

I have a macbook pro with lion on it. I'd like to put win 7 on it and dual boot it - on the same HDD. I'd also like to encrypt as much of it as possible and use open source encryption if possible. I ...
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Acronis backup of TrueCrypt encrypted hard drive

Our company will soon be using TrueCrypt to fully encrypt our laptop users' hard drives. Normally, when making an image backup of the laptop, we would do a standard (standard as in mostly using all ...
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Truecrypt on Snow Leopard unmounts all volumes but I want to unmount only one

I configured two encrypted volumes using a file (not a physical volume) for each one. I'm using TrueCrypt 7.1 on MacOSX Snow Leopard. Why if I close the TrueCrypt GUI without unmounting the volumes, ...
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Recovering Corrupted TrueCrypt Data?

I recently attempted to set up an encrypted TrueCrypt folder (non-hidden) on my USB Flash Drive. Before doing anything I copied all the files on the USB to my computer's harddrive. I then deleted ...
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Error when mounting more than one truecrypt

I'm trying to mount two truecrypt volume. After I mounted the first one I can't mount the second one. If I unmount the first one than I can mount the second one. I'm getting the following error: ...
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How to move MFT on Windows 7

I am currently in the process of cloning my HDD to a SSD. As the HDD (320 GB) is bigger than the SSD (120 GB) it was recommended that the HDD be shrunk to a smaller size than the SSD. Using ...
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Forgot password - Rescue Disk does not work

I have entire drive encrypted by TrueCrypt. What is sad is that I forgot my password since I changed it to a more complex one. I have a Rescue Disc created with an old password. Unfortunately, I'm not ...
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truecrypt drive encryption NTFS compression

I have an external (non-system) drive with whole disk Truecrypt encryption. When I mount the NTFS volume there is no option to compress contents in the drive->properties. And truecrypt mounted ...
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Can drive encryption cause faster drive failure?

For about the past two years I've used TrueCrypt to encrypt my entire hard drive. During this time I've had a complete hard drive failure (data unrecoverable, had to RMA the drive) twice. I've never ...
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Multi Encrypted Operating Systems with TrueCrypt

My laptop has a 250GB hard drive, and I currently use it to do a lot. I have Windows 7, Ubuntu 11.10, and BackTrack 5 on it, but I'd like to switch it up and add more security. What I aim to do is ...
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How can I enable a Windows-like, full-system encryption under Ubuntu?

I switched my OS from Windows to Ubuntu. On my Windows system I had my whole laptop encrypted so no one could access anything without the correct password. Now I have Ubuntu and TrueCrypt won't let me ...
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Missing operating system after encrypting non-system drive

I'm using Windows 7 with 3 drives, C, F,G. C holds windows on an SSD (120 GB) F is a RAW device that has a truecrypt container (1 TB) G is a RAW device that has another truecrypt container (500GB)...
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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 ...