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

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How do I disable “you need to format this disk” message in Windows Vista/7?

I've started using TrueCrypt to encrypt a partition on an external USB hard drive. I've opted for using a raw partition as opposed to a file container. But here's the annoyance. Whenever I connect ...
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Encrypting a single file with password and keyfile

I am a fan of TrueCrypt and I guess it's the best encryption tool available. As far as I understand, TrueCrypt created encrypted containers which acts a place to store files. I would like to encrypt ...
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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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windows 8.1 upgrade fails with error code 0xc1900101-0x20017

Note that the answer accepted for this problem appears to only be applicable to systems using some form of full disk encryption. I just tried to install windows 8.1 on my laptop, but it fails to ...
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Speed of TrueCrypt whole disk encryption

I'm getting a new development laptop soon, and I'm thinking of using TrueCrypt to encrypt the whole disk. What kind of performance drop can I expect? 10%? 30%? More? Also, assuming the workload has ...
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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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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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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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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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Is TrueCrypt truly safe?

I have been using TrueCrypt for a long time now. However, someone pointed me to a link that described the problems with the license. IANAL and so it really didn't make much sense to me; however, I ...
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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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Recover data from a corrupt truecrypt encrypted partiton

If you have a drive that totatly encrypted using Truecrypt and somehow the boot sector / disk header is corrupted and you can no longer mount the truecrypt volume, is it somehow possible to recover ...
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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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Truecrypt + Windows 7 100MB partition corrupt

I've got a problem. I have a new SSD where I installed W7 Ultimate. However my other drive (HDD) had W7 Ultimate with Truecrypt (Entire System Drive). Sadly the first 100MB of this disk has now ...
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Is there any way to force a Windows 7 computer to process autoruns.inf on a USB stick?

There is nothing nefarious about this question. We have some temporary worker who will be doing work on some confidential information. I would like to give them the data on a USB stick, set up as ...
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How Do You Recover An Encrypted Partition?

I was reformatting one of my extra hard drives with Windows DiskPart and accidentally selected the wrong hard drive. I used the clean command, but it wasn't long before I realized I cleaned the ...
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How do I unmount a USB that contains a TrueCrypt partition?

Since I removed the USBs drive letter for the raw partition per the instructions here, Windows 7s "Safely Remove Hardware..." taskbar icon no longer detects my USB. So, how should I safely remove my ...
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Recovering corrupt Truecrypt Disk

I have a 2 TB external hard drive that I've encrypted using Truecrypt. I made a complete backup of all my data to it, and wiped my hard drive and reinstalled my operating systems. Once I reinstalled ...
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Which TrueCrypt Algorithm is the safest?

If performance is of no concern, which TrueCrypt algorithm is the safest to use? AES Serpent Triple DES Twofish AES-Twofish AES-Twofish-Serpent Serpent-AES Serpent-Twofish-AES Twofish-Serpent
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How can you use Windows Backup with a TrueCrypt encrypted backup destination?

Background There are numerous backup solutions out there for Windows and they come in many different forms. From a file copy and/or syncing tool like SyncBackSE to whole hard drive backup utilities ...
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Windows 10 upgrade and Truecrypt

Can you safely upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 when using Truecrypt 7.1a without risk of corrupting the bootloader and without first decrypting the drive?
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How much will full-disk encryption slow down a netbook?

I've been comfortable using TrueCrypt volumes to protect various sets of files on my computers. But I've gathered there can be more convenience and security to be had be encrypting the full hard disk, ...
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Is TrueCrypt robust against data corruption?

I would expect a TrueCrypt volume to be fragile when it suffers from data corruption. This could happen for example because the hard disk, CD or DVD start to deteriorate, or when an USB stick is ...
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Does “Mount volume as removable medium” reduce the chances of data corruption with a TrueCrypt encrypted USB hard drive?

I have an external USB hard drive plugged in to my laptop some of the time. The external drive is whole drive encrypted using TrueCrypt. I always check "Mount volume as removable medium" in the hope ...
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How to recover data from an encrypted HDD which was demolished by a “Microsoft Reserved Partition”

So I reinstalled Windows 7 and apparently something went wrong: during the install I had two drives connected (drive A & B), I selected drive A for Windows to be installed to. Later I noticed that ...
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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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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 CrashPlan'...
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Decrypting a TrueCrypt drive pulled from another machine

I work in a corporate environment and we are now required to encrypt laptops. I have already encrypted about 5 or 6 out of 40. I still have a few questions before we go all out with TrueCrypt. Can ...
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Cracking truecrypt files in minutes? Or just truecrypt harddrives in minutes?

Apparently http://www.lostpassword.com/kit-forensic.htm can be used to crack truecrypt hard drive encryption. Has anyone tried it and is it possible to crack truecrypt files too with this software? ...
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How to use Dropbox with Truecrypt?

I have some files that need to be accessible from multiple computers, but encrypted on each computer. Something like the 'shared folder' feature on Dropbox, but with the folder encrypted locally on ...
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Share Truecrypt container

is it possible to put a truecrypt container on a net share and access/mount it form multiple machines (windows) at the same time? I fear that if both would write the file could be corrupted.
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Mac OS X full-disk encryption, with Time Machine

I want to encrypt at least my home partition on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.5. I know both File Vault and TrueCrypt would do this, but I also want to keep on using Time Machine to back up my files....
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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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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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Expand TrueCrypt volume on Mac OS

Are there any known solutions to manually or automatically expand a TrueCrypt volume on Mac OS?
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Upgrade to Windows 8 on encrypted drive fails and corrupted my TrueCrypt bios password

I just bought Windows 8, which I downloaded to my PC. The PC has full drive encryption, and I selected "Keep nothing" type of install for Windows 8. When the downloader finished and restarted the ...
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Decrypt files encrypted with TrueCrypt

I have a usb pen memory crypted with TrueCrypt. Is there a way to decrypt ( without TrueCrypt ) files encrypted with TrueCrypt in linux ?
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Win7: How do I force TRIM on SSD, when system partition is encrypted with TrueCrypt?

I beg folks answering this question to stick to the point, and refrain from answers such as "why do you run encryption anyway", or "use Bitlocker instead". This question is specifically about ...
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Using an unecrypted decoy OS with truecrypt hidden OS?

Can the truecrypt bootloader be configured to run a non-encrypted operating system as well as an encrypted operating system on the same computer? That is, a dual-boot with an unencrypted "guest use" ...
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Can TrueCrypt be configured to dismount volumes when you hibernate?

TrueCrypt can be configured to dismount volumes upon logoff but is it possible to dismount volumes when you hibernate windows?
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How to run a program when specific hard drive is connected (in Debian)?

I want to automatically run a specific command whenever a drive (a specific drive, or any drive) is hot-plugged. I am running a headless Debian system. To be more specific, I want to auto-mount the ...
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Automatically mounting Truecrypt volumes at user login time

I need to mount a Truecrypt volume automatically at user login time. This volume is specific for each user. I'm not sure how to proceed since I'm not extremely familiar with Linux and the various ...
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Windows 8, Truecrypt drive mounts but Windows cannot read its content

I installed Windows 8 and when I started it, it said that it was repairing a disk. The disk was an encrypted Truecrypt disk. I couldn't mount the disk in Truecrypt after that. I tried to repair the ...
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TrueCrypt usage: is it possible to have 1 password unlock 2 volumes?

I have been asked by a relative to encrypt both a USB pen & a Hard-disk folder. My immediate thaught was to use Truecrypt being that its free and relativly decent! My question is this: is there a ...
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Volume Shadow Copy based backup that works with TrueCrypt?

I have enabled whole-drive encryption on my external drive to comply with my company's requirements about data security. I want to be able to make a backup of files on the drive, even while they're in ...
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Using a decoy operating system, with another OS hidden by TrueCrypt?

TrueCrypt provides an option to use a hidden operating system. This works by having a decoy operating system residing on partition 1, and using partition 2 as (encrypted) data storage for the decoy OS....
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Advice on approaches to disk encryption in Ubuntu?

I'm considering encrypting the contents of my laptop, which runs Ubuntu 10.04 and has an ext4 + swap, and I'm wondering what the best options are here. I'm aware of: TrueCrypt: either block-level ...
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How would I encrypt my whole Linux filesystem with Veracrypt?

I'm running Kali Dojo 2.0 and I'd like to encrypt the entire drive. I've encrypted my Windows 7 Home Premium drive with Veracrypt, and it was a simple setup and I'd like to do something similar on ...
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Does compression on a TrueCrypt drive compromise the security?

I choose “Compress drive to save disc space” under drive properties.
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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 ...