Questions tagged [veracrypt]

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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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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Cannot boot into system-encrypted Veracrypt SSD after having to move it to another system

I had a windows encrypted SSD on my main computer. However, recently, my graphics card suffered a failure and is no longer working. I have files I have to rescue from this SSD. I have tried booting ...
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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 Rescue Disk boot loader won’t work

Encrypted Windows 10 some weeks ago, everything worked including the rescue disk test. 2 days ago Windows did an update, and completed the update upon the next power-up boot. Now windows goes into ...
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Mount veracrypt volume with pre-boot authentication

I have heard that it is possible to mount Veracrypt volumes by placing them in /dev/crypttab. Is it possible to mount these volumes using pre-boot auth, possibly even using them as system folders? (/...
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Remotely booting through VeraCrypt full disk encryption

Here's my situation. I have left my computer running over Christmas and flew home with the intent on using MS Remote Desktop and SSH to access it. I was putting it to sleep remotely and then waking it ...
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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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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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Why does VeraCrypt freeze for a very long time every time I run the “/dismount” command?

I have a script which, after I have manually mounted a disk drive, runs a series of ROBOCOPY commands and, once they are done, a "/dismount" command to VeraCrypt, so that I don't have to manually open ...
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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? ...
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Can't encrypt a non-system drive in-place with VeraCrypt

I've just started using VeraCrypt and used it to encrypt my system drive (Windows 10) with no problems - however, I wanted to also do this to my main storage drive, on which the system does not reside....
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veracrypt rapid voulume creation

I use 8TB inexpensive drives for data backup. I use Veracrypt to encrypt them. I am going to write almost the full VC volume after I create it. It takes many hours to create while VC writes random ...
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How can I disable PIM and keyfile prompts when using VeraCrypt through command line?

veracrypt --text --mount --protect-hidden=no /Users/admin/test /Volumes/test Enter password for /Users/admin/test: Enter PIM for /Users/admin/test: Enter keyfile [none]: I would like to only have to ...
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Veracrypt file - Where's the Metadata?

We have a hard drive of over 900 GB. It includes native and images and nothing else. For document review platforms such as Concordance or Relativity, a load file (.dat) is included that allows for ...
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Why does Veracrypt no longer require my password?

Veracrypt no longer requires a password. This is very bad. All I have to do is select the volume and file and select mount and it comes up. I want to enter my password. In essence, Veracrypt no ...
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VeraCrypt deployment on Windows 10

I have a question about software distribution under Windows 10 by VeraCrypt. Can I deploy a Masterkey for all Clients? I read the VeraCrypt documentation but couldn't find anything.
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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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Splitting encrypted container into chunks while keeping it mountable without re-assembly

I have a subscription to a 1TB cloud hosting provider, offering the possibility to upload any file of any size, based on OwnCloud. I'm planning to use this provider for long-term storage / backups (...
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veracrypt wont load after 1903 update

hi all i have veracrypt installed and encrytion setup, it was running well until windows updated to 1903 update, now it is stuck on automatic repair and the only way i can get back in to windows is to ...
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Does VeraCrypt modify the BCD?

I am trying to restore the BCD on a VeraCrypt partition system drive. The only way possible is to decrypt the drive in Linux and to run bcdcboot on the partition. I modify boot PE environment and I ...
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How to create a veracrypt volume on the command line not interactively with a keyfile stored on a PKCS#11 token

I am trying to create a new veracrypt container on the command line in a completely interactive fashion. To make things more complicated, I need to store a keyfile on a PKCS#11 token. From what I ...
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Which encryption technology has the least impact on performance? Bitlocker or Veracrypt?

We have a client with very specific security needs. He needs a laptop in which all his information is protected and inaccessible in case of theft. He says there could be people who want to access that ...
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How do you move free space to front of a hard drive in use so a system can boot?

Sitaution: Dual-Boot Laptop, 2 drives in it, a SSD and a HDD Windows 10 , and 8.1(which was installed second) My goal: To fully encrypt the 8.1 drive so Windows 10 (which I've never really ...
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Create bootable VeraCrypt rescue disk from files

I have a problem, my Windows SSD with Veracrypt FDE has stopped booting correctly, so now I want to use my Veracrypt Rescue disk to decrypt the drive so I can access some important files. When I first ...
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VeraCrypt going into a different boot mode after reinstalling OS and VeraCrypt?

so I reinstalled Windows 10 on my laptop and installed VeraCrypt again. Now, the first time I installed VeraCrypt, before I reinstalled Windows 10, VeraCrypt would just display a blackscreen with the ...
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How to recover the unreadable files on the mounted standard VeraCrypt container?

My hard disk had 3 partitions C, D and E, and I formatted everything on the E drive and extended the size of the D drive using Easeus Partition Master by adding E drive to D. So now the size of the ...
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Windows 10 1903 Update installed, but after restart it fails to boot on encrypted partition

I have a Notebook which originally ran Windows 8 and has been upgraded to 8.1 and then to Windows 10 with the Microsoft Updater (no clean installation of these upgrades). It ran fine without issues. ...
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How to recover a Veracrypt volume after accidently replacing the drive's partition table and adding new partitons?

I have a 3 TB hard drive encrypted with one Veracrypt volume that spans the entire drive. I believe it was set up through the VeraCrypt Creation Wizard as a 'non-system partition/drive". In Gparted, ...
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Vera Crypt: Mount additional encrypted volume along with the system volume during boot

I have Windows installed on 2 partitions: one for the system, and the other for personal data and software. I have used VeraCrypt to encrypt my system volume and everything is working fine thus far. ...
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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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Custom CentOS 7 and Veracrypt Parition

Problem I am trying to generate a Live USB stick with a custom CentOS 7.6 ISO which would include a separate Veracrypt partition. At this point, I can successfully customize the ISO and write it on a ...
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How to properly encrypt my whole system using VeraCrypt

When I'm trying to encrypt the system using System -> Encrypt System Partition/Drive I get an error saying, Windows does not appear to be installed on the drive from which it boots. This is not ...
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Encrypting two hard drives by VeraCrypt

On my laptop, I have SSD 240GB (installed Windows) and on this laptop, I have HDD 1TB for random files. Both internal hard drives. If I select Encrypt the whole drive, will Veracrypt encrypt both the ...
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VeraCrypt - free up 32 kb for the bootloader

I'm currently trying to encrypt my system partition using VeraCrypt. Unfortunately, I always get the following error: "The VeraCrypt Boot Loader requires at least 32 KBytes of free space at the ...
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Veracrypt to Veracrypt copy hangs

For several years I've made a backup of my backup by plugging both USB external HDDs into my Windows 10 laptop, mounting them via Veracrypt and then simply dragging and dropping with File Explorer. ...
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Veracrypt not unmounting volume when rebooting windows 10

I use Veracrypt with a 100gig encrypted volume. I find that this is a good solution on my laptop because if my laptop gets stolen the work is in an encrypted veracrypt volume and is protected. The ...
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VeraCrypt OS X will not accept admin password

I have VeraCrypt v1.23 (the latest version) installed on macOS Mojave v10.14.3 (which I just upgraded). Whenever I either a) click "Selected Device..." or b) click "Mount All Devices" and then enter ...
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How to relink bitlocker and TPM? (veracrypt's encrypted disk)

I don't know if this question has been asked already, but here it is: Since I've encrypted my system disk on my tablet with veracrypt, bitlocker is asking it's recovery key each time on boot because (...
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Can't open Veracrypt files on host system (win10) from guest (ubuntu) in Vitualbox

I get this error every time I try to mount a file: Input/output error: /dev/mapper/veracrypt5 The drive is damaged (there is a physical defect on it) or a cable is damaged, or the memory is ...
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Veracrypt loads Grub bootloader instead of booting Windows after decryption

tl;dr: When I enter the password for my encrypted Windows partition, the Grub bootloader on another partition is loaded instead of booting Windows. What is responsible for what is done after Veracrypt ...
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VeraCrypt OS X asks for administrator privileges

I am using a non-admin user. As the title suggests my VeraCrypt on OS X asks for administrator privileges. After i enter the password of the administrator account, i get the following error: "Failed ...