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

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How do I encrypt a Samsung Evo 840 SSD?

I've purchased a HP Envy 15-j005ea laptop which I have upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro. I have also removed the HDD and replaced it with a 1TB Samsung Evo 840 SSD. I now wish to encrypt the drive to ...
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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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Why doesn't TrueCrypt support system encryption on non-Windows machines?

Specifically, Linux. I would love to be able to use TrueCrypt consistently across all my machines, be they Windows or Linux. As it stands, I can do full-disk encryption with pre-boot authentication ...
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How to mark pending badblocks on mounted SMART disk

Here I'm going to describe some technique I've used to mark the pending badblocks on the disk, what has worked out, but anyway I have some questions about this. Recently I've noticed weird behavior ...
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TrueCrypt encrypt drive while using it?

TI recently encrypted my system drive (in place), and was pleasantly surprised that I was able to keep using it while it was being encrypted. Imagine my surprise when it turns out that while that is ...
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Automounting External USB 3.0 HDD with truecrypt on linux

Is it possible to mount my external HDD usb device which is encrypted with truecrypt on plug in? I use it only on Linux.
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Whole-Disk encryption data corruption tolerance

I am thinking of encrypting external hard drives, flash drives, and internal storage hard drives with either TrueCrypt or DiskCryptor. I am concerned what happens if some part of the encrypted data ...
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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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Forgot password - Rescue Disk does not work

I have entire drive encrypted by TrueCrypt. What is sad, I forgot my password since I changed it to more complex one. I have Rescue Disc created with old password which I remember. Unfortunately, I'm ...
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How to split TrueCrypt file into smaller files for cloud backup to OneDrive?

I have a lot of OneDrive storage and want to back up my files, but rather than putting them directly in the OneDrive folder, I'd rather put them in a TrueCrypt volume for security reasons. However, ...
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How to set up TrueCrypt “traveler disk” using Mac OS X? [duplicate]

I managed to encode my USB device having installed TrueCrypt on my Mac. I want to use the device with other Windows/OS X computers that may not have a version of TrueCrypt installed. How do I get my ...
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Windows with TrueCrypt and Mac OS X on the same machine

I'm trying to install Windows 7 with a TrueCrypt System Drive encrypted partiton along with Mac OS X and probably using rEFIt as the boot loader. So far I've tried several approaches: Install ...
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Is there a way to encrypt a drive with Truecrypt, and keep your data?

Simple question, using the Truecrypt program, can I encrypt a hard drive without it deleting the data on the drive? I know I can do this with Bitlocker on Windows, can I do the same with Truecrypt on ...
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Startup Truecypt for non admin users

I am attempting to encrypt a non system partition to be accessed by multiple users that log into the computer, mostly non admins. I've set Truecrypt to mount all devices and start in the background at ...
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How to keep truecrypt from making a .truecrypt folder (ubuntu)

So I extracted the tar that the installer gave me and it all works except whenever I run truecrypt it puts a .truecrypt folder in my home witch I do not want to happen. So how do i stop it?
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Is possible to encrypt only selected files with TrueCrypt?

I have a pen drive with some folders in it's root. I want to encrypt all of them except one. Is possible to do this with TrueCrypt? Maybe this is not the right tool for this task, but I don't know ...
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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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Is it safe to use Truecrypt to encrypt a raid 5 array?

I have a raid 5 array(software in windows server 2008). I have encrypted it using truecrypt, and it seams to be working fine, however, I am worried what will happen when i lose a drive. Will truecrypt ...
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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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Will TrueCrypt cause problems on a CrashPlan backup destination?

I recently began using my home computer as a remote backup destination for my "server" at work. I'm using CrashPlan, which is working quite nicely. I also have my personal files on the same drive, ...
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hdd encryption before or after usage?

I am reinstalling my system with win8.1 and archlinux dualboot. I was wondering at what point i should encrypt the entire hdd with truecrypt. Can i just encrypt the whole hdd any time i like, for ...
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Trucrypt and remote access - how to?

I have encrypted whole system partition drive via truecrypt but now I can't remote access my computer. I need to be physically be in front of computer, to enter password. Is there possible to enter ...
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TrueCrypt mounting 3TB, not enough memory

I've been using Truecrypt 7.1a to mount all kinds of 2TB files before, but now I'm having trouble with a 3TB file. On my laptop it shows an error that says: "Not enough memory to complete this ...
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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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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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better than normal 256 encryption [closed]

I've had a quick look at TrueCrypt and see that it only uses a keysize of 256, unless I am mistaken. Are there (free, open source) products that do better than this (eg 512, 1024)? My usage is for ...
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Why trust a public gpg key?

I'm trying to verify the integrity of TrueCrypt binaries (not the source like Xavier). Am using Xavier de Carné de Carnavalet's Guide "How I compiled TrueCrypt 7.1a for Win32 and matched the official ...
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Find out type of encrypted hard disk

say you get a random harddisk into your hands which is encrypted. is it possible just from the layout of the data to see what kind of encryption has been used? i.e. Bitlocker, Truecrypt, dcrypt?
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TrueCrypt Hidden Volumes: Can the outer volume be actively updated safely?

I have encrypted my hard drive using the TrueCrypt hidden volume option. Therefore, I have two volumes: An outer volume where I place some sensitive-looking data. A hidden volume where I place the ...
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Encrypting files that are already on an external drive

I have 931 GB worth of files on my external hard drive (capacity: 1 TB) and I would like to encrypt it. I tried creating a TrueCrypt volume on the drive but when I click to set it up, it says sorry ...
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Encrypt HP Laptop's Second SSD

I have a 500GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD. It is going to be used as a second SSD in a Windows 7 laptop. I have encrypted it with Truecrypt and tested it with Crystal Disk Mark, and I am getting 165 MB/s ...
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Why is there used space in empty TrueCrypt file containers?

I'm new to Truecrypt so I didn't quite get the hang of it yet. So, I started experimenting by creating a "standard", not "dynamic" 5MB file container and another one 10MB both are NTFS filesystem, AES ...
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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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Is it safe to truncate a TC file volume when I need more space from it?

Unless there's something important at the end of them, I plan on writing a script that extends/shrinks these files as I need them. So could I be wrong to try to extend/shorten a perfectly good ...
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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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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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Is TrueCrypt creating a big folder full of files with weird names?

When I mount a 50 GB volume created by TrueCrypt, I see a huge folder with a lot of files with weird names inside. I've got that folder on my HD. Is it possible that these files have been created by ...
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How can I use TrueCrypt under windows 8.1?

I know that TrueCrypt doesn't support windows 8 because some systems have UEFI enabled. It seems that if UEFI is disabled or Windows 8 is installed on an non UEFI system TrueCrypt just works fine in ...
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Is it possible to mount a TrueCrypt volume to a NTFS mount point?

The question is simple really. Under Linux etc.. you can mount TrueCrypt volumes, files or partitions, to any mount point of your choosing whereas in Windows the interface only shows drive letters. ...
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Resuming Truecrypt installation on external hard drive

I hit the defer button on the installation process for Truecrypt on my external hard drive last night as it was taking hours to install (we got to 10% of the encyrptian process). It told me doing so ...
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TrueCrypt device-hosted vs partition-hosted encryption

I'm planning on using TrueCrypt to encrypt an external drive, and it gives me the option to encrypt the whole drive using device-hosted encryption (provided I remove all existing partitions) or just ...
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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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Debian installation on T60 (WD AFdrive + FDE wanted)

I recently bought a new WesternDigital drive (WD7500BPKT - 750 GB, advanced format drive = 4KB sectors instead of 512B) and I'd like to install Debian on it (never did it before). To keep some ...
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Dropbox creates conflicted copy of TrueCrypt container on read access (no modification)

I use TrueCrypt containers in Dropbox with preserve modification timestamp option unchecked. This enables Dropbox to know that the file has been modified and it should be sync'd. Unfortunately, ...
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How can I reduce the physical size (“size on disk”) for TrueCrypt encrypted volumes?

I have an encrypted TrueCrypt volume with dynamic size (maximum 4GB). I had about 900MB used on that volume (and so the "size on disk", or the physical volume size on my "real" hard drive was also ...
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TrueCrypt: pro and contra

What are possible drawbacks of using TrueCrypt? Do I risk losing my data in case of some disk error?
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How to maximize hidden OS disk space

I have a 500GB hard drive, I wanted to put a hidden OS on it using truecrypt. I want the hidden OS to have as much disk space available as possible. I want the decoy OS to have less space. I made 2 ...
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TrueCrypt consumes all physical memory [duplicate]

I'm experiencing similar issues as described in this unanswered post. I have a TrueCrypt container file that, when I start copying to it, starts using up my memory until the OS almost freezes. ...
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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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Dual boot Windows 8 x2 with truecrypt

For now i have that configuration: SSD - partition C - Windows 8 (unencrypted) RAID0 (2x500GB HDD) partition D - Data - encrypted with TrueCrypt. I want to make something like that: SSD - ...