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

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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 ...
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Can I run the 32-bit version of TrueCrypt effectively on OS X 64-bit? [closed]

I've been thinking about TrueCrypting my hard drive on my MacBook. However, I've noticed there is only a 32-bit version of TrueCrypt for OS X. Will installing this on a 64-bit operating system cause ...
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Alternative to TrueCrypt?

TrueCrypt is distributed on a non-free license, and is therefore not included in the Fedora repos. What alternatives would you suggest?
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Does Truecrypt limits the number of standard volumes inside an outer volume when creating an hidden volume

I´ve been trying to use Truecrypt as to create 3 standard encrypted volumes/containers and an hidden volume, all 4 inside a single outer volume. When using the Truecrypt wizard I and selecting the ...
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Can I TrueCrypt half of a dual booted machine?

I want to have two copies of Windows 7 installed on the same physical drive, is it possible to use TrueCrypt to encrypt one of the drive partitions/windows instances? If so, how should I go about it, ...
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How to run an encrypted virtual machine?

I wonder what is the best practice for storing the virtual machine encrypted. I tried putting the image it a TrueCrypt volume, but it doesn't work nicely: With the volume unmounted the VirtualBox ...
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Smart whole disk imaging backup compatible with TrueCrypt whole disk encryption?

I have used Acronis TrueImage whole-disk backups for a long time, and they've saved me on numerous occasions. The ease of restoring a system when you have a 3 day old full image of C:\ is just ...
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Truecrypt Rsync Container

Is there a good way to incrementally sync truecrypt containers? I currently have large containers (200gb+), and I'd like to find a way to back them up without having to mount them. Rsync seems to not ...
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Truecrypt device not recognized under windows 7

I have an usb drive encrypted with truecrypt. Until a couple weeks or so i could mount the drive with truecrypt easily, but now trucrypt does not display the usb device anymore, so i cannot mount it. ...
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Is it possible to run TrueCrypt without administrative privileges?

I'm looking at FreeOTFE, I don't know if it's compatible with latest TrueCrypt. Upon starting, it immediately results in an error message: FreeOTFEExplorer.exe has encountered a problem and needs to ...
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How do I make sure a file stays off my hard drive on OS X?

I need to keep a secure file on OS X (10.6). The file is stored on a Flash drive, in an encrypted volume using TrueCrypt. The file itself is a CSV, to be opened using Excel. I need the file to stay ...
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Does Truecrypt corrupt data if the PC hangs while encrypting partition?

I installed Truecrypt on a new laptop with Windows 7 and started encrypting the system partition. While encrypting, I ran another program which froze the OS. I had to turn the laptop off and reboot, ...
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Criteria for low disk space warning on XP?

According to this article, it says the low disk space warning appears when there is less than 200MB of disk space. However, I find this not to be the case. Two test examples: 1) I create a 3GB ...
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Deleted volume in windows 7. Can't seem to recover

I have a hard drive split up into a 100gb windows install and a 500gb encrypted drive (with true crypt). Like a moron, I deleted the 500gb volume encrypted with truecrypt. I have tried various ...
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How to properly image a truecrypt system partition?

A couple of times now I have imaged a truecrypt system partition in windows. When the system has crashed on me I've attempted to recover the system only for truecrypt to not boot the recovered system. ...
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Mount part of a dd image as a truecrypt volume

I have a dd image of a full drive (as a file) that was using Truecrypt system encryption under windows. I want to mount the main partition from that image using Linux's Truecrypt. I am familiar with ...
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Deleted an encrypted partition in windows 7. Anyone to undo the deletion?

I had a virus on my windows 7 laptop and had to reinstall windows 7. I had a seperate partition (D:) that I had encrypted with truecrypt and I had it set up where the partition wouldn't immediately ...
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Incremental (delta) backup of a encrypted data

I have several files that I need to keep encrypted on my home hard disk. I currently use a TrueCrypt file container, currently around 100MB in size. I need to backup this file daily, and I'm looking ...
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Does Truecrypt allow arbitrary levels of nesting hidden volumes?

If it has just one level of hidden volume, that throws plausible deniability out the window. If the intimidators don't find what they're looking for in the outer volume, they'll probably believe you ...
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Where does truecrypt store the backup volume header?

When using WDE, where does (if anywhere) truecrypt store a backup volume header? As i know there is always a backup header for regular truecrypt volumes, however i am not sure if this applies when ...
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Speeding up TrueCrypt in-place partition encryption

I'm encrypting in-place a 1.5 TB partition on a non-system drive with TrueCrypt. The problem is that the data became inaccessible the moment I started it, and that I can't revert the process nor ...
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Does “I securely erased my drive” really work with Truecrypt partitions?

When you look at Truecrypt's Plausible Deniability page it says that one of the reasons for partition with solely random data is that you securely erased your drive. But what about the partition table ...
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Why are my TrueCrypt-encrypted files still accessible even with volume dismounted?

I just started experimenting with TrueCrypt, and here's what I've done so far: Created a standard TrueCrypt Volume (encrypted file container) I created the volume location at, say, C:\My Docs\TCVol ...
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Opening a TrueCrypt volume on startup

How can I set up my Windows 7 laptop to open a TrueCrypt volume on startup?
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Encrypted partition mount letter problem with TrueCrypt

I am using TrueCrypt to mount an encrypted partition when I log on to my Windows computer. However it seems that TrueCrypt doesn't consistently mount the partition under the same drive letter every ...
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Bootable USB stick with Truecrypt

I want to boot the TrueCrypt rescue disk from a USB flash drive. I have Windows 7 64bit so I cannot use Grub4Dos to do this (it only works on 32bit system), and 99% of all documentations on how to ...
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Mount an encrypted volume stored on a remote server over ssh/ssl/vpn/nfs/webdav/samba?

What is the best tools to use to mount an encrypted volume stored on a remote server? The encryption/decryption should be done on the client side. I think about first using NFS to mount a remote ...
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Truecrypt rescue usb

i have found tutorials on their official forum and on the internet about how to make a truecrypt rescue bootable usb stick. I'm guessing anyone who can answer will know what that is already, but it ...
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Encrypted HDD 100% safe?

I guess am a bit of a paranoid ha... anyway i encrypted my HDD with truecrypt using all printable ASCII characters and the password is 64 characters long. It is quite random, certainly no dictionary ...
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TrueCrypt vs BitLocker + EFS proper usage

I need to protect sensitive data on my computers both at home & office. Home: Win 7 Ultimate, shared with others, I'm the only admin. Many people boot it. Work: Windows XP Pro under domain, ...
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Have truecrypt run script on mount/dismount

Is there a way to have a script automatically triggered when a truecrypt volume is mounted or dismounted? I don't mean a script to actually perform the mount or dismount, I want scripts that can react ...
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Windows 7 hard drive mirroring with truecrypt system drive

I am setting up a new Windows 7 x64 workstation with 2 identical hard drives. The system drive is fully encrypted with truecrypt, and I would like to also encrypt the second drive. What is my best ...
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Is a truecrypt container inside a virtual machine more secure?

I am running Windows 7 as a host system and Ubuntu is running as a guest inside VMware. I can't change to another host OS. I was wondering if it makes any sense to mount a Truecrypt container inside ...