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Questions tagged [truecrypt]

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

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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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Possibility of duplicating keys generated with Linux crypto API

We are looking for possibility of duplicating cryptographic keys generated on a Linux box using the the Linux Crypto API. We are thinking from a (paranoid) security practitioner perspective whether it ...
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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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How to achieve full disk encryption with multiple drives on a Windows OS?

I'm currently struggling to find a solution to the issue- I am looking to achieve full disk encryption on a Windows 10 x64 based machine, which in itself is simple enough, however, I have the User ...
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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 SDD 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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Creating a encrypted virtual hard disk that is dynamic sizing

I have a network drive that is huge in capacity and shared amongst several people. I want to use it to store some archived contents but I do not want others to be able to read it. I am thinking of ...
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Can I read a striped volume (2 HDDs) encrypted with VeraCrypt from another OS or after “PC reset”?

So I created a striped volume from 2 hard drives of the same size & type from within a VeraCrypt encrypted system (Windows 10) and encrypted it with VeraCrypt therafter. Now this VeraCrypt ...
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Recover data from corrupt NTFS drive - TrueCrypt

Background: Visual Studio 2017 was release two days ago, 2017-03-07, and to get a clean install I decided to format and reinstall my OS, Windows 10. For my storage disk, I use TrueCrypt 7.1a. After ...
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Mount TrueCrypt volume in a batch file and wait for it to finish

how do i get a batch script to wait for TrueCrypt to successfully mount, before moving on w/the script? i.e., i would like run a single batch script that would a) mount a volume, b) wait for user to ...
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Input/output error on specific files within a TrueCrypt container

I have some files within a TrueCrypt container that I can no longer access. IIRC, they were moved from another TrueCrypt container (FAT32) that resides on a USB memory stick (FAT32) to an NTFS based ...
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TrueCrypt - mounting an “FDE” encrypted multi-volume disk in one operation?

tl;dr -- How do you mount a secondary hard disk with multiple volumes that was encrypted with "full disk encryption" by TrueCrypt? My secondary 1TB hard disk has 4 volumes on it, an old Windows 7 ...
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Truecrypt and the like - When open are they vulnerable to virus etc.?

I'm using something like truecrypt now to hold all my login passwords. It opens at start up and mounts as a drive letter just like truecrypt. Now if I can see all these files with my file manager can'...
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Whole Disk Encryption and power failures

I believe encryption softwares like TrueCrypt and VeraCrypt support whole disk encryption. Now lets say I open my computer give my decryption password and successfully boot and am using my computer. ...
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Recover Data from ext4 Volume (Structure Needs Cleaning, etc.)

tl;dr: How do I recover data from an ext4 volume that is giving errors like "Structure Needs Cleaning?" I've tried lots of things, as described below, but still no success. EDIT: Please see below ...
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Format and encrypt compromised USB stick with TrueCrypt to make it clean again?

Let's say I bought an used USB stick from a very professional hacker who has compromised the stick with really professional methods, the NSA or FBI would use to compromise it: Would it be safe to ...
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PowerShell script to test passwords - $LASTEXITCODE

I have this code in PowerShell script: $passwords = Get-Content "passwords.txt" $TCPath = "c:\Program Files\TrueCrypt\TrueCrypt.exe" $TCfile = "container.tc" foreach ($password in $passwords) { $...
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Truecrypt volume in empty space

A few years ago, I had a computer set up at home ,running Debian Linux. On one of the hard drives, I had a true crypt volume. It was a full volume encryption, not a file. The computer is since gone, ...
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How to use VeryCrypt to encrypt Ubuntu system on LVM using command line?

I have Ubuntu 16.04.1 server installed on LVM disk, and I need to encrypt that disk using any encrypting tool (I prefer VeraCrypt), and let the users enter the passwor pre-booting to encrypt the disk. ...
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How to create a custom preboot authentication screen for windows?

Back in days of Truecrypt there was a feature called "preboot authentication screen". See http://www.groovypost.com/howto/fake-error-msg-boot-truecrypt/ It was possible to show a simple boot loader ...
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How can mounting a VeraCrypt drive be done without root in Linux?

I used TrueCrypt for a long time in Kubuntu, in which I used a keyboard shortcut to automatically mount a drive. Nowadays I use VeraCrypt, but I am always prompted for my sudo password after entering ...
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Effects On Wear Leveling of Volume Encryption with TrueCrypt 7 on Hynix C210 SSD

I use a 500 GB SSD on my Dell Precision M6600, which is Hynix C210. On this drive I have 2 partitions. Almost all drive space is allocated to partitions (I didn't know this useful advice when ...