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

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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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Is there a way To fix Windows 10 File: \Boot\BCD Error code: 0x000014c While the Os is Mounted externaly to a diffrent Os

I know ... i know backups... No need to tell me... Sadly the ones that have been made cannot currently be access due to the ongoing pandemic. This is not my System But i would love to fix it... It is ...
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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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WIndows 7 installation overwrote a Truecrypt encrypted Windows 7 volume by its boot data

My intention was to install a second Windows 7 on my HDD so that I can multi-boot it with another Windows 7 installation. Unfortunately, I did so on a hurry that I forgot that the old one was in fact ...
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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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Protecting Data on Windows Server

I'm trying to figure out a way to protect data on a Windows Server that can only be accessed via Remote Desktop. I'm renting an unmanaged dedicated (physical) server, running Windows Server (...
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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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Auto-decrypt attached USB volume in TrueCrypt during boot / Windows login

I remember that when I was using TrueCrypt on one of my old computers I managed to confgure it the way that in given conditions: system volume or partition in encrypted with some key, USB volume or ...
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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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How much will storing a VirtualBox VM in a Truecrypt container affect performance?

I am running a 64bit Debian guest on a 64bit Windows 8.1 host with vt-x and Virtualbox v5.1.26. I have a Truecrypt volume on the host where I store all my private data, which is mounted at logon. For ...
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kpartx-like tool for Windows?

I am trying to mount an encrypted (TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt) volume from inside a .vmdk file (VMware disk). Is there any tool in Windows (7 through 10) or a third-party tool that'd let me attach the disk ...
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Do common passwords in TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt volumes compromise security?

I didn't find an answer in the documentation of VeraCrypt: Does creating multiple volumes with the same password (each created individually, not just copies) compromise security (putting aside the ...
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Veracrypt error on hidden volume

Accidental I downloaded some files on the normal volume of veracrypt and now my hidden volume won't mount. I get this type of error mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/mapper/...
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Writing speed difference between truecrypt container and whole drive enryption

I need to encrypt a 2 TB external HDD with Truecrypt. This will be used to collect some hundreds of GB on that drive. I will create either a container or encrypt the whole drive. From a security ...
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Encrypted hard drive with messed up Windows

I decided I wanted to modify authui.dll in System32. I followed the guide and opened it in Resource Hacker, modifying a few lines and then saving the new version to my desktop. My goal was to remove ...
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How to make encrypted volume that will work like an ID Challenge [closed]

I want to make an encrypted volume where the "master password" de-crypts the volume but there is also an "ID Challenge" password which will open an empty volume. To explain better, suppose I'm held at ...
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Is encrypted but online USB PenDrive safe from ransomware attack?

Using TrueCrypt I have encrypted the entire backup pen drive but it's always connected to my Windows 7 PC. As a result when normally dismounted it does not have a recognized file system. Only a drive ...
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How Do I Do Full Disk Encryption On Ubuntu, Using A TrueCrypt or VeraCrypt Hidden Volume?

I've encrypted a Windows drive using the Windows version of VeraCrypt. It was pretty straightforward. I have Ubuntu right now, with the VeraCrypt fork of TrueCrypt installed. I don't see any of the ...
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Can VeraCrypt open an old TrueCrypt container?

I have a TrueCrypt container that was made some time in 2013. It's exactly 25MB and named secret.tc. I installed VeraCrypt 1.19 in macOS Sierra, but cannot seem to mount the container. The error in ...
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Change MBT into GPT on Veracrypt disk possible?

I have a 2TB Seagate internal 2.5" disk, and created 2 partitions: 100 MB unencrypted partition 1800 MB Veracrypt encrypted partition The partition table on the disk is MBR. I put the internal disk ...
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Is data still encrypted to a mounted TrueCrypt virtual drive if truecrypt process is not running?

I ask this because I found nothing on the manual and no one has asked this yet, it seems. The context is the following: We know that TrueCrypt virtual drives remain mounted even when TrueCrypt is not ...
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Veracrypt cannot decrypt hard drive after moving to another system

I had a computer system with an SSD and a spinning hard disk drive. The OS was installed to the SSD unencrypted and my personal files were installed on the HDD. The HDD was encrypted using VeraCrypt ...
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windows 7 truecrypt boot loader

my entire disk was encrypted with truecrypt. When i was working on, the pc shutdown immediately. I try to turn it on. Truecrypt boot loader password is asked. I enter the pwd correctly but i can only ...

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