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

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Unlock a Veracrypt/Truecrypt partition which uses a keyfile with a passphrase from /etc/crypttab

I have a Veracrypt (/Truecrypt) volume, which I can successfully unlock manually by providing a key file and passphrase: # cryptsetup --type tcrypt --key-file /.keyfile open /dev/nvme0n1p5 shared ...
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Everyday usage of a computer encrypted with VeraCrypt

I'm considering adding encryption to my pc, but I wanted to ask how the daily usage of the computer changes after encrypting the Windows partition with Vera Crypt. Ideally I would like to encrypt the ...
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Failed memory address

I'm getting the 'Non-system disk or disk error' message on an HP620 (circa 2011, dual core) after loading with Ubuntu. Running the 'Startup Test' from the HP 'System Diagnostics' gives: Failed memory ...
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Installed Windows 10, file permissions causing all sorts of problems with cygwin

A little bit about my setup: Was previously running Windows 7 with 0Patch, finally installed Windows 10 (clean install). All of my data is stored within an encrypted VHD (TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt) on a ...
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Windows 10 File Explorer Transfer Speed issue

I move a lot of files from one place to another and with a specific combo of 2 of my storage devices I noticed a strange behavior: When moving Data from one SSD to another SSD Transfer speeds are ...
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My harddrive is being weird

2 Months ago, i bought a WD Elements 2621 Hard Drive. I encrypted it using Truecrypt 7.1a and it worked perfectly for 1 month, 3 Weeks and 5 days. In the past 2 days, ive expierenced the drive getting ...
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Data recovery from my SSD encrypted with Veracrypt is not working having the password

I have one SSD and one HDD. My SSD is encrypted with Veracrypt. Yesterday my SSD just stop to work and I can not do much from my SSD so I have installed Veracrypt on my HDD in order to get back all my ...
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Does my HDD still work after almost 10years not in use?

I found my HDD HD250HJ from Samsung after 10years. The whole HDD is encrypted with TrueCrypt 7.1 and is a hidden volume. When I plugged in my HDD it's not visible in the explorer nor in TrueCrypt. Is ...
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How can I recover my password for TrueCrypt Rescue Disk?

I just found my 10year old HDD which has been fully encrypted with TrueCrypt 7.1 (Hidden Volume) I inserted my TrueCrypt RescueDisk and had to put in my password, which I can't properly remember. I do ...
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Recover accidentally deleted VeraCrypt container

I created a VeraCrypt container and stored some files, but today I noticed that I mistakenly deleted that container from disk about 3 days ago. The size of the container was 30GB. What are my options ...
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Does Truecrypt use its own partition table to overcome the 2TB barrier in case of full disk encryption?

I wonder about the following. Let's say you clean a disk using diskpart. It won't have any partition usable to the host OS. But what I can do is open up truecrypt, select wholedisk (non-system) ...
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Can the extension of a veracrypt file be changed without damaging the file?

is this possible? so I can change the file back to its original extension and use it and when I am done using it, I change the extension to maybe a .mp4 or .pdf something like that ?
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Unable to restore the veracrypt volume after quick format

Encrypted 256 GB volume of a 1 TB HDD using VeraCrypt. (standard AES) Password is known. No rescue disk, keys available. Problem: My friend formatted the encrypted drive using the quick format and ...
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Truecrypt wholedisk encryption with no partitions?

I cleaned a 8TB harddisk using Diskpart. So now the disk is partitionless with just the online/uninitialized status. Under Truecrypt wholedisk encryption menu bowever. The disk was found as a ...
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Veracrypt - permanently decrypt a working system drive from another computer and discard the bootloader?

I have an encrypted system disk pulled from a dead PC. I do not have the rescue disk / ISO from when I encrypted the disk. I do have the (working) password The disk is fully functioning (i.e. not ...
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Data Recovery From An Encrypted External Drive I Formatted? [duplicate]

I have a drive which is showing signs of bad sectors. Errors are "Current Pending Sector Count" and "Uncorrectable Sector Count". Crystal Disk Info did that buzz sound which I ...
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GPT Protective Partition encrypted by Truecrypt

I have a Seagate 4Tb 2.5" HDD. I partitioned this drive into three and encrypted two parts with Truecrypt. Sadly the USB 3 micro type b jack broke away from the drive just as I was backing ...
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VeraCrypt volume does not decrypt - lost the password. Error message: "Source: MountVolume:8299"

I created several encrypted file containers last year. I'm opening them up for the first time since and can't remember the exact password. I've tried many passwords that I typically use - over 10 of ...
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Double win10 installs - both bitlocker protected and isolated

Hardware: AMD Ryzen processor, ASUS Crosshair Hero VI mb, no TPM installed M.2 Samsung 960 PRO SSD SATA Samsung 840 PRO SSD I would like to have latest win10 2004 on both SSDs and isolated from one ...
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Benchmark an Truecrypt-encrypted HDD

I have a TrueCrypt encrypted Disk (Full Disk encryption of a non-system Partition), which looks like this while being mounted: Question is: What happens when I try to benchmark this HDD using HDTune? ...
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TrueCrypt Container remember keys on board but not shift on/off

I have some really old TrueCrypt Containers. I think I remember the keys and order that they were typed on the keyboard, but not where shift was held down. So I think I can create a dictionary file ...
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Why are small NTFS partitions not predictably increasing usable space with increased partition size?

I've been creating small NTFS partitions (<16 MiB) using Truecrypt and I've found that around the 12 MiB mark the amount of usable space decreases rather than increases. Seems like something is ...
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how mount a TIB (acronis true image file backup) which contains encrypted SYSTEM drive as physical drive, for mount it in True Crypt?

Windows how to mount a .TIB (acronis true image file backup) which contains encrypted SYSTEM drive (with partiion 1(100mbsize) and 2(1tb) ) as physical drive, for mount it in True Crypt? and get ...
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Recovering files from an old TrueCrypt file that uses a Linux FS

I have an old file created with TrueCrypt, which I need to recover the files from. I know the decryption key, that's not the problem. I can use VeraCrypt to open it. The problem is that the file uses (...
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What extra does the Master Volume Key provide in BitLocker?

From this FAQ, I understand that BitLocker uses the following keys to encrypt the hard-drive: Full Volume Encryption Key (FVEK) (used to encrypt raw data; encrypted by the volume master key and ...
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How to move a TrueCrypt's container that contains a virtual machine to another HD?

I have a two HDs in my computer. One of them is a SSD of 167 GB approximatelly, the other is a SATA 1 TB. The SSD is partitioned in two, partitions C and E, and the 1 TB HD is the partition D. Inside ...
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Is there a possibility to clone FE Truecrypt hard drive?

Is there a possibility to clone fully encrypted (with bootloader) hard drive (Truecrypt 7.1a) and somehow get a copy (binary one) of encrypted data or is it just impossible even to access this hard ...
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What GPT partition type GUID should I use for a VeraCrypt partition?

I am attempting to set up a VeraCrypt partition so that it will auto-mount in Windows using the Favorites feature. However, the message I get from VeraCrypt (which is the same as what TrueCrypt use to ...
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WSL - When I'm not in the C: drive, bash takes me to the home directory

I installed WSL with Debian on my Windows 10. I have a Truecrypt partition mounted on H: In powershell, if I'm on C: drive and I call bash, I stay in the same directory: PS C:\> bash admsrv@...
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How to change filesystem of truecrypt volumes?

How do I operate on these volumes? If I mount them, they are directories, if I do not mount them, they are encrypted. What about an outer partition that may be host to a hidden partition, will a ...
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Dual boot Windows and Linux with pre-boot authentication and encryption

Is it still possible to encrypt both Windows and Linux (in this case Ubuntu) with a tool that works on both operating systems? I'd like to have a pre-boot authentication setup, like what you used to ...
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Truecrypt system partition boot loader constantly fails / corrupts

I hope here is technically skilled people to help me out. About two weeks ago my TC system partition suddenly refused to boot. Will not accept password. After that used recovery disk. Did not help. ...
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Avoid the "You need to format the disk in drive F:" when plugging a TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt external drive [duplicate]

When plugging a USB external hard drive encrypted with VeryCrypt, VeraCrypt detects it and asks for the password (this is expected, and works well thanks to the Favorite Volumes > Mount selected ...
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Truecrypt: can't mount, header corrupt

I have an external usb-drive (NTFS) with 1TB of files, encrypted with Truecrypt. It worked fine for years, but as of today, i can no longer mount the disk. There was a message, saying the header is ...
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Copying large amount of files freezes Ubuntu and Windows

I have two machines: an old one (core i7-920/12 GB RAM) and a new one (AMD 1950X, 96 GB RAM). Both machines have Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10 in a dual boot setup. When I backup my NAS on the old one, ...
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about free space on a SSD with few partitions

Premise: I think (hoping to be right) that a SSD with 1% of free space will have a short life because the write operations will concentrate on the same few cells). Now, consider the two following ...
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Using a VeraCrypt Encrypted System Partition on a "Windows To Go" installation

I installed Windows To Go (Windows 10) on the system partition of a hard drive that is encrypted with VeraCrypt. The Boot Partition is not encrypted. I want to use this hard drive/system on many ...
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Resume TrueCrypt encryption on another computer?

Right now I have an 8TB drive that has 7 days left on it to encrypt it. I want to take the drive with me to another physical location and resume encryption on another PC. How can one do that? ...
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Im trying to recover my truecrypt files

Hello I have a micro sd card, and on it there are a bunch of files including a truecrypt encrypted volume. I used easus file recovery to get my files back including the truecrypt volume. The problem I ...
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Can I encrypt the LUKS encrypted disk a second time with TrueCrypt

When installing linux, I encrypted it with the LUKS, can I encrypt it a second time with another program? Will the system be double encrypted?
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Recover data of hard drive possible? [duplicate]

I took out my harddrive (WD 2TB) out of an external casing and put it into an other via usb reading sata docking station which changed something so Windows asks me to format the disk. I got no real ...
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Why are TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt write speeds so *disproportionately* slow?

When I try to use TrueCrypt or VeraCrypt, write speeds are very slow, but read speeds are fast. This happens with both programs, and it occurs regardless of whether I'm using an encrypted file ...
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Security by encrypting a hard drive without additional PIN when using Windows Truecrpyt?

Does encrypting a hard drive containing sensitive information in a PC via Windows Truecrpyt without entering an additional Truecrpyt PIN during boot (the default behavior) protect the data on a hard ...
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How would I go about recovering access to my TrueCrypt Volume?

I forgot my password of a TrueCrypt file I used a few years ago. How would I go about 'cracking' it? I'm not sure if there is a way to attack it or if it can only be done by brute-force. I used it on ...
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using Truecrypt-Folder/File in Dropbox/Cloud/ public storage

I appreciate any help with my questions: If I links (or copy) my OuterVolume (OV) or HiddenFile (HF) to Dropbox (where every1 can access it): 1- will only the OV (not HF) be visible to every1?, but ...
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TrueCrypt decryption of a not completely encrypted volume

I'm having trouble encrypting my hard drive with TrueCrypt. The program can not read some sectors of the disk and suggests replacing them with zeros, actually erasing the data. How can I reverse this ...
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Veracrypt: command line only

I want to use veracrypt without an init server. Is this possible? veracrypt --mount container /mnt/point gives me: No protocol specified Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection ...
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HGST 7K1000 HDD is making read/write sounds every second (or more) for reasons unknown

My recently bought HGST 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630 hard drive is occasionally making normal quiet activity sounds, but in periodic short bursts lasting (hard to say...) from 0.1 to 0.5 seconds and ...
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Bad Truecypt External Drive- how to recover

Under Windows 10. TC 7.1a After correct password entry, external WD drive shows up as a Y drive as follows: Volume: \Device\Harddisk2\Partition 1 Size 223 GB AES Type Hidden But when clicking on it ...
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Auto-mount VeraCrypt volume during logon (Mac OS) /w Launchagent

I'm trying to auto-mount a VeraCrypt volume with the correct password, PIM and then wipe the cache. If I try this via the terminal it works fine, like so: /Applications/VeraCrypt.app/Contents/...
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