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

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TrueCrypt with blank password

This might sound like an odd question, but please hear me out. I want to setup my laptop to use TrueCrypt, but without a password. My wife doesn't travel much with her notebook. There are occasions ...
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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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Auto-mount/unmount truecrypt volume on login/logout

Ubuntu offers the ability to automatically mount/unmount the home directory using encFS when the user logs in or out. How can this be applied to a truecrypt volume using only a keyfile (no password) ...
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TrueCrypt: Encrypt Dual-Boot System Using 2 Separate Hard Drives

I know Google points to many different guides, tutorials and explanations regarding different variations and setups for encrypting multi-boot systems, but (quite surprisingly) I haven't found one ...
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Differences between encrypting an actual PC vs a virtual one?

Are there any differences between using for example TrueCrypt to encrypt the system drive of an actual PC and a virtual one running on ESXi? Are there any security advantages/differences?
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Can't access OSX truecrypt from linux

I have a truecrypt volume generated on osx. I don't remember which filesystem type I chose, but I think it was macosx extended. I am trying to access this disk from linux ubuntu 12.02, but ...
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TrueCrypt system encrypted drive fails to load Windows

I have full system encryption on my Win 7 Pro/64 hdd. I boot the machine and enter the TrueCrypt password, and Windows starts to load but fails with the error message "The boot selection failed ...
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Getting event 57:The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur

I have a weird issue with my Windows7 desktop. There are two separate disks, C: (system) and D:. Both are encrypted with TrueCrypt. Every once in awhile I am getting following issue: all writes to ...
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Auomatically mounting TrueCrypt protected volumes

I use both Windows 7 and openSUSE 12.2. The system partitions are both secured at boot time (BitLocker and LVM). I want to share data between OSes, but the data must be encrypted too. I ran into ...
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TrueCrypt Command Line: Dismount by Volume Name?

Considering the command: TrueCrypt.exe /q /e /v "dummy.tc" 1: Is there a way to dismount dummy.tc from the command line WITHOUT knowing its drive letter? 2: Is there a way to discover, after this ...
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Speed constraints of encrypted USB drives - Where are the bottlenecks?

I would like to keep my 1.5TB USB 2.0 external drive that I use for backups encrypted. I'm using TrueCrypt and have created a fully encrypted volume. This took 18 hours. My question is: Does ...
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Trouble shooting true crypt

Every time I try full system encryption with truecrypt (AES) I'm getting a 'pretest failed' message after my test reboot. The thing is, nothing actually fails, I get a password prompt from the boot ...
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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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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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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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SVN do unnecessary chmod on .svn/tempfiles

My working dir is on an TrueCrypt NTFS volume, with umask 000. So I can read/write on any files with no problem. But I can't do svn command on it, for example `svn update' shows error: svn: Can't ...
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Recovering data from possibly corrupted Truecrypt volume

I have an external hard drive (no system files on it) which has been encrypted using truecrypt. Suddenly today when i tried to mount the hard drive, I got the following error: Incorrect password or ...
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Dropbox on a Truecrypt volume eats over 6 GB of RAM, possible memory leak with memory-mapped files

I am using Dropbox with my folder on a Truecrypt volume on an HP Pavillion Touch 14-N009LA with an AMD A8-4555 APU, 8 GB of RAM and Windows 8.1. When I run Dropbox, after about 15 minutes my RAM usage ...
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Can I format a truecrypt encrypted stick?

EDIT (PROBLEM SOLVED): Sorry for the waste of ones and zeros, but it turns out a simple stick unplugging did the trick. After unplugging the stick and then plugging it back again the usual formatting ...
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Hyper-V Truecrypted Drive

I have been using my VM for a while and appreciated being able to script the machine startup in Powershell like so: Start-VM -Name vmname This allows me to just pop open an rdp window and avoid the ...
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How to repair encrypted Windows partition in external harddrive?

I have a Windows 7 Professional on TrueCrypt encrypted hardrive (two partitons, encrypted as the whole drive). The latest Windows update failed and afterwards the Windows didn't boot (blue screen of ...
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Issue in Using Truecrypt

I have encrypted my external HDD using true crypt and the functionalities of Truecrypt seems to be working fine. I have configured a traveler's disk setup so as to run truecrypt from within the HDD ...
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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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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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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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Attempting Multi boot with Truecrypt (Full Disk)

I am wanting a Windows 7 multi boot with a Linux lvm, currently I have: sda sda1 Windows 7 sda2 Windows page partition sda3 extended sda5 Linux system 1 /boot sda6 Linux system 2 /boot sda7 ...
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Truecrypt has marked my C: Drive as a “TrueCrypt Traveler Disk”

I'm no expert in TrueCrypt or encryption, but I needed to encrypt my USB with a password and it was suggested to me to use TrueCrypt. So after long hours of trying to find out how to add a password, I ...
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how to ensure large encrypted files are not corrupted over time?

I created a 20GB truecrypt container file. I use it to store videos. I store it on an external drive that is always connected to my Win7 daily PC, and only occasionally mount this container file with ...
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Dual Boot Windows (any Version) + Linux (any Distribution) with GPT/UEFI, full system encryption and shared partitions

I didn't think that my requiremetns were too special, but my search really didn't yield too many results, so I still got some quesitons unanswered. Basically I'm getting new hardware and will do a ...
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Encrypt all disk and decrypt it depending on the sytem hardware

Is there any tool that can encrypt a whole disk and use a decrypt key based on the hardware of the machine? My goal is to create anti-copy OS that can only run on a specific machine, if i change the ...
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Easiest Way to Convert Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VirtualBox VM (VDI) to TrueCrypt VM

I have an existing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VirtualBox VM (VDI) that I would like to convert to full disc encryption using TrueCrypt. My only experience with TrueCrypt comes from a fresh Ubuntu install, or ...
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Can't format TrueCtypt file container to NTFS

I'm following standard procedure for creating encrypted file container, and then formatting to NTFS, the progress reaches 100%, waits for a while, and then gives me this: Formatting to FAT ...
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Where are the TrueCrypt logs located in Ubuntu Linux?

I have tried many configurations and different pen drives. I am using TrueCrypt 7.1a. It always starts formating and then freezes the whole system, I have to forcibly restar my computer. Where ...
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Good encryption software(preferably free) that doesn't require data reallocation?

I recently started messing around with encryption software, and TrueCrypt was my first choice. I however found out it has an inconvenient problem: it requires the files to be actually moved to the ...
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TrueCrypt and Windows backup, what works and what doesn't?

On the Truecrypt docs->limitations section it states that The Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service is currently supported only for partitions within the key scope of active system encryption (e.g. ...
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TrueCrypt Corrupted MFT : Can't access data after successful volume header restore

I'm having a very similar issue here and don't feel confident on attempting to fix it without some knowledgeable guidance, hoping I can get some assistance Background: I mount a volume onto my E ...
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Where do the log files of TrueCrypt stored?

I want to develop a software probe which communicates with the log files of the open source truecrypt tool. Could anyone help me out in figuring where these logfiles are stored. Thank you a lot in ...
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Recovering deleted TrueCrypt volume corrupted it

I recently accidentically deleted a TrueCrypt volume. I was able to recover it using Recuva, but now it seems the volume has been corrupted. Mounting it first fails with the message "Incorrect ...
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Can you run “fsck.ext2 -fycc /dev/mapper/truecrypt1” on an unmounted Truecrypt device?

Can you run "fsck.ext2 -fycc /dev/mapper/truecrypt1" on an unmounted Truecrypt device? The "extra c" in the -fycc causes it to do a supposedly "non destructive" read-write (Similar to what ...
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TrueCrypt Corrupted Files

Several months ago, I needed to reorganize my data across multiple external hard drives with my laptops primary hard drive as the go-between. My external hard drives are all encrypted with TrueCrypt. ...
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Can't find second partition on encrypted drive with two partitions

I have a drive with two partitions, a system partition (Windows 7) and a partition just for data. Both are encrypted with the same password. I didn't had any problems, but yesterday my laptop gets ...
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Truecrypt - Mount with command line options through GUI

I'm trying to mount a Truecrypt volume with the "Preserve modification timestamp" setting disabled. However, I only want the setting disabled for just this volumen, not all volumes. The only way I've ...
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Making room for TrueCrypt in front of Boot Camp Windows partition

Windows on Boot Camp can run from an encrypted disk, such as TrueCrypt. However, TrueCrypt needs a very small space (less than a MB) in front of the Windows (Boot Camp) partition to install. How can ...
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Recover truecrypt volume

I have a truecrypt volume saved as a file on a disk that windows one day decided to overwrite the NTFS index on. Some files was lost while others remain. In the case of the truecrypt volume it still ...
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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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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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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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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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Recovering deleted files from a truecrypt system volume

I have an NTFS truecrypt system volume with a large number of recently deleted files. It was not used much after the files were deleted (maybe an hour). I've mounted it through truecrypt on another ...
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(How) can I recover a truecrypt partition, or files from it, after deleting it and formating over it?

I had two truecrypt encrypted drives, and I subjected them to this process: With the two drives mounted in truecrypt, I deleted their partitions using Windows 7 Disk Management After dismounting the ...