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For questions about the VeraCrypt open-source encryption utility. VeraCrypt can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt a partition or storage device.

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Sync encrypted vault files with cloud?

I would like to know the pros and cons of syncing Veracrypt vault files with OneDrive on Windows. For example, I could create a Veracrypt vault file in D:\Veracrypt\ and add this folder to sync with ...
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Is Veracrypt System Partition Encryption stable to use on Windows 10? [closed]

I know this is perhaps a really played out question but I can't seem to find a reassuring consensus on the matter. My laptop has an SSD on which Windows in installed and an additional internal HDD. I'...
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Veracrypt volume exists and works fine even after removing USB

I have a usb which is encrypted by veracrypt and it also contains a hidden volume. Now after I have mounted the volume, I want it to be dismounted when I remove the USB. Even after physically removing ...
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Veracrypt: Works with password in command line, - but NOT with key file (win8-64 -ver 1.24)

Simple 10MB VC file. simple pw. Works great on CMD-line with /p abcdefg, but FAILS with key file /k vc-key.txt Versions: win 8.1 64 VC Version 1.24-64. C:\Program Files\VeraCrypt\VeraCrypt /v E:\...
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VeraCrypt 1.24 Update 7: This distribution package is damaged

I downloaded the current (v1.24-U7) VeraCrypt installer directly from https://www.veracrypt.fr and whenever I try to install it on an "older" offline PC, I get the following error message: ...
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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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Pros and cons of different file system options when creating an encrypted volume using VeraCrypt? [closed]

When creating a volume using VeraCrypt, it first asks whether you'll be adding files in excess of 4TB (I clicked yes), and then it prompts for a file system: The options are: Mac OS Extended exFAT ...
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VeraCrypt taking a very long time (~1 hour) to create volume?

To get to 50% on a 1.8TB volume, VeraCrypt has taken about 30 minutes. If it takes another 30 minutes to finish, that's 1h to create the volume. Is this normal? (if it in't should start over after ...
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Why go I get “dirty bit is set” when renaming mounted VeraCrypt volume using fatlabel?

Once mounted using VeraCrypt, I run sudo fatlabel /dev/mapper/tcrypt-**** foo. $ sudo fatlabel /dev/mapper/tcrypt-**** foo 0x25: Dirty bit is set. Fs was not properly unmounted and some data may be ...
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Mounted VeraCrypt drive does not show up in WSL

I found this thread. But it isn't working for me. I mount a VC volume as I: (for example), and /mnt/i is "No such file or directory". According to one claim in that thread, closing down all ...
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WSL translate W10 CLI switches into Linux?

I'm trying to install Veracrypt and run it (mount volumes, etc.) from a script run in WSL (Python but can call a BASH script obviously). As documented here, I've encountered a problem trying to use ...
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How do I stop VeraCrypt from complaining about my storage stick which I've allowed it to “fix” many times now?

I recently bought a new USB memstick, as I have done so many times before in this exact setup and manner. Immediately after getting it, I made it into a VeraCrypt volume (exFAT) and ran my "sync ...
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VeraCrypt-Encrypted USB Mass Storage Unusable after Formatting Error

I recently encrypted a USB stick using a 7.5 GB stick with VeraCrypt. After the encryption process finished, I realized I wanted to change the format of the drive to exFat instead of NTFS. I tried ...
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Accidentally Overwrite LUKS2 Volume With Veracrypt Header

So I made a big mistake where I accidentally overwrote a LUKS2 volume using Veracrypt Restore Header Tool. After realizing what I've done, I did following step and still cannot decrypt my LUKS2 ...
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I lost 1GB of storage in C drive after deleting a veracrypt volume. How can i recover this lost disk space?

So I created a veracrypt file hosted volume/container and had a hidden volume inside to try it out(totalling 1GB). After a day or two, I permanently deleted the container file (after dismounting it) ...
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Why can't I type reliably at my pre-boot password prompt?

When using either Veracrypt or BitLocker full system disk encryption for my Windows 10 pro install I see the behavior seen in this gif. When doing the initial "system check" where I reboot ...
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Is it possible to remove a disk encryption?

I have a question about disk encryption. I've read that the best tool to encrypt a whole disk on an existing Windows installation is VeraCrypt. I'm doing it for security and privacy reasons. But ...
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Password not working for VeraCrypt on Windows 10

I have important data, including a crypto wallet, on this drive that I cannot access right now. The password is correct. The problem is I can't login with it. The only thing I did different was my ...
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What's “/tmp/.veracrypt_aux_mnt1/volume” for?

I ran sudo chkrootkit and it displayed me the warning: Searching for Linux.Xor.DDoS ... INFECTED: Possible Malicious Linux.Xor.DDoS installed /tmp/.veracrypt_aux_mnt1/volume /tmp/.veracrypt_aux_mnt1/...
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How to turn off Windows caching on a container file?

For a regular disk/partition, it's easy to turn off caching (useful in the case of an external HDD: you don't want to postpone writing). But in the case of a Veracrypt encrypted container file H:\...
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Win 10 Format vs Delete Partition

I wanted to know what's the difference between Delete and Format on the Windows 10 Setup. I accidentally deleted a drive there and I want to know if this is better or worse than format in terms of ...
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10 GB file of “size-on-disk <100 MB”: why does a copy take so long? [duplicate]

I created a "Dynamic" VeraCrypt container of size 10 GB, i.e. it will grow when the usage needs it. As it's initally empty, in reality it takes less than 100 MB on disk. Why does it still ...
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When I turn a whole partition into a VeraCrypt volume, does it matter what the partition's original file system was?

If I want to make a VeraCrypt partition that's not an entire disk, I need to create a partition first and then let VeraCrypt overwrite it. Does it matter what file system I give the partition before I ...
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Veracrypt message “write protected volume”

I created a hidden volume in Veracrypt. I didn't select the option for my volume to be write-protected but when I try to copy files to the volume, I get a message "saying this disk is write-...
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Backing up encrypted system disk (veracrypt) using Macrium Reflect

New to imaging system disks and encrypting. I want to encrypt my C: system disk and then be able to back this up as easily and safely as possible. Using Veracrypt and Macrium Reflect. Done some ...
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Error with Encrypting Device with Veracrypt

I am trying to encrypt a 128GB USB Drive. I get the error "Formatting the device might cause system instability and/or data corruption. Please either select a partition on the device, or remove ...
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Possible Security Risk of GPT EFI Partition with Veracrypt?

I have encrypted my 16GB USB stick with Veracrypt using macOS. However, I have noticed that it had a 200-megabyte partition that was not mounted nor encrypted. After further research, I found out that ...
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TrueCrypt/Veracrypt to update container on the fly?

I use container with Dropbox and have realized only when dismounted the container is updated and Dropbox will sync it. So I wonder if I can make the container updated even when it's mounted, like in ...
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Truecrypt Veracrypt: Recover Partition Layout from Backup Volume Headers

Is there a way to read the partition layout from backup volume headers ? I have: a complete formatted disk (which had 3 encrypted partitions on it) 3 backup volume headers the corresponding passwords ...
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How can you access to veracrypt GUI and CLI commands on the same linux system?

I tried installing veracrypt GUI along side command line version but it simply replaces the current veracrypt installation. The issue is I very much value the usage that both offer. Has anyone tried ...
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Enable Bitlocker only for the user account/folder

I use BitLocker to encrypt my system drive + a couple more, it works great but comes with a major annoyance: I remote in to my computer a lot and my area suffers from power outages whenever it rains ...
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Switch bootloader order MBR: GRUB before VeraCrypt in Legacy dual boot

How do I switch the order of GRUB to before VeraCrypt on a BIOS system, such that Ubuntu is accessible again with full disc encryption? The following was executed: Installed Windows 10 Pro N on a ...
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VDI file missing [duplicate]

I have mounted a Veracrypt file partition just to find out that one of the two VirtualBox machines on that volume is inaccessible. When I look into the volume I can see that this machine folder is ...
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.vdi file is missing

I have mounted a Veracrypt volume just to find out that one of the two VBox machines on that volume is inaccessible. When I look into the volume I can see that this machine folder is empty - no .vdi ...
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Disk encrypted with Veracrypt full disk encryption suddenly gone undetected

I've just encrypt an external disk with veracrypt (full disk encryption) in Linux. However, when the process was completed, I did not see the disk in the system anymore. It was gone, undetected. I've ...
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what is quick formatting in veracrypt?

In veracrypt, I'm going through all the options and attempting to understand them, and I have come to something called "quick formatting". In the volume creation wizard there is an option ...
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VeraCrypt on one SSD with 1 encrypted, 1 unencrypted Windows 10 partition

I'd like to install VeraCrypt to encrypt two Windows 10 installations running on the same SSD. I've spent days trying various things, but I've only ever been partially successful. The best I managed ...
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Veracrypt and GPG Suite - can I uninstall GPG Suite and keep a working Veracrypt?

I've been getting nags from GPG Suite/gpgtools to upgrade for a few days now on my mac. Now, I am not totally clear on how I got it in the first place, but I believe that I had to install it in order ...
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Can I safely clone an encrypted drive with dd without harming the data

I have a windows hard drive encrypted, using veracrypt, with AES HMAC-SHA-512, but from which the password was lost. Can I safely make a copy of this information bit by bit using something like dd? ...
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Veracrypt hidden volume option disabled

I'm trying to have veracrypt create a hidden system volume on my PC. I have only 1 disc (SSD 256gb), it's win 10 home. When I run VC it works like a charm in all instances, but the option to encrypt ...
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Is it possible to configure Windows 10 to shut down or re-start after too many failed login attempts?

My laptop's C-drive is encrypted with VeraCrypt and a very strong password. But, my Windows Hello password is quite weak. If an attacker gets my laptop while it is running but Windows is locked, or ...
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Windows 10 update failed on VeraCrypt encrypted volume

I tried to update to the latest Windows feature update. After the first restart cycle my VeraCrypt password query didn't show up, the computer completely shut down. Upon restarting manually I couldn't ...
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Auto mount veracrypt partition after login - without root password

I'm working on a debian-based linux machine (MX linux), trying to automate the mount process for a veracrypt encrypted partition, right after user login - and it won't work and i don'k know what to do ...
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Is it possible to use grub2win on Windows when the system partition is encrypted with VeraCrypt?

I have succesfully encrypted my Windows partition (system partition) with VeraCrypt. I can login into Windows after entering the correct VeraCrypt password. I have the following physical drives: ...
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Possible reasons for PC turning off when Veracrypt's pre-boot authentication prompt is left alone for a few minutes?

I have a PC based on a Supermicro X9SRi-F mainboard. I have put the firmware in UEFI mode and have installed Windows 10 Enterprise 1909. Then I have installed Veracrypt 1.24 Update 4 and have ...
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Creating symlink while partition is not mounted

I currently have an encrypted partition on my Linux (elementary OS), which contains most of my data. I mount it into /media/veracrypt2/manually at each start-up, but sometimes I just don't need it. ...
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Veracrypt Dual Boot Linux and Windows?

I know that Veracrypt only supports Dual Encryption on Windows. I am searching for a workaround: I am trying to dual boot Windows and Linux with encryption.
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Can Veracrypt decrypt disk after alter one bit from 0 to 1?

I use Veracrypt to encrypt my removable hard disk.As my removable hard disk is HDD,there's very little probability write 1 when should write 0. If there's one bit error,can Veracypt successfully ...
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Veracrypt encrypted file - how to expand the Volume

If you have created an encrypted file but the volume which you selected for it needs expansion, is it from security standpoint fine to just use the available option "expand volume" to adjust the file'...
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Prevent Veracrypt (or any other program) from changing the order of boot loaders

Have an installation with dual boot basically as described in the following question: Veracrypt full disk encryption multi-boot Windows 10 and two Linux Distro on same SSD with some shared folders? ...