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Veracrypt Dualboot 2 x Windows 11

I have Laptop with an SSD where I have created 2 partitions and installed Windows 11 Home on both of them. One of the Partitions is already encrypted with Veracrypt and I can easily boot both Systems ...
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Data recovery on partition encrypted with Veracrypt - Input/Output error - Possible disk failure

I am trying to recover some data from my backup drive which is encrypted with Veracrypt as I recently encountered input/output error messages when I attempted to copy some of the files from it. This ...
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Veracrypt asks password twice on boot (Dual boot)?

I have a laptop with dual boot (Windows 10, Windows 11) and only windows 10 is encrypted. My problem is that I get asked for password before being able to choose which Win OS I'll load. My windows 11 ...
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VeraCrypt MountVolume:9170 Error

Yesterday I got this error when I wanted to open the disk that I protected with Veracrypt. I am absolutely sure that the password I use is correct because I use the same password everywhere. I would ...
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Incorrect password. Error 9170 VeraCrypt

can you help me please... I used an external SSD drive to make a container Every day for a year everything worked properly, I entered the password for the container and veracrypt decrypted the ...
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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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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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Migrating VMWare VM (containing Windows system full-disk encrypted with VeraCrypt) to KVM

I have problems trying to migrate VMWare VM (Windows 10, full system ecnryption via VeraCrypt) to KVM. If I try to convert via qemu-img convert -O qcow2 ./src.vmdk ./dst.qcow2 then I get "No ...
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Veracrypt exFat inside Kubernetes pod

I have a working solution to run this veracrypt command inside a pod: veracrypt --text --quick --non-interactive --create /media/vera --volume-type normal --size 200M --password 123456 --hash SHA-512 -...
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Am getting this error when trying to mount veracrypt volume

Am getting this error when trying to mount veracrypt volume. Wierd this is that same containaer can be easily mounted when it's on other drive like usb or other monted volumes. but throws error when ...
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What happens if Veracrypt encrypted USB device is pulled out without dismounting?

Suppose you have a USB device (e.g. pen drive) that is entirely encrypted using Veracrypt (the "Encrypt a non-system partition/drive" option in Veracrypt). If this device is pulled out ...
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How to Encrypt SSD and HDD which are not a system drive with VeraCrypt?

I have encrypted my windows's system disk with veracrypt. I have also plugged in 1 SSD and 1 HDD, on which I have most of the programs and games. I would like to have them encrypted as well and be ...
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Dual booting two instances of Windows 10, how to encrypt one so the other cannot access?

I currently have two separate instances of Windows 10 Home installed on two different SSD's in my machine. I want to encrypt one instance (my main install) and the associated files which are on ...
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Veracrypt: rsync syncs all files every time

I try to backup my files with rsync on a HDD that I encrypted with Veracrypt. But the problem is that it copies all files every time. That is my command: rsync -av --delete "$source/" "$...
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Veracrypt windows partition encryption (FULL C DRIVE ENCRYPTION) with batch file (PowerShell command line)

I have crawled the whole net and havent been able to find the answer. I am trying to encrypt encrypt the c drive via VeraCrypt using a batch script. 'C:\Program Files\veracrypt\VeraCrypt Format.exe' /...
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Veracrypt Hidden Partition Error

I accidentally mounted the normal volume (10Gb) and moved some files into there (~15Gb). The hidden partition is 50Gb, and when I try to mount now it is giving me an error: "You need to format ...
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Why does it take forever to "unmount" my VeraCrypt-encrypted USB stick each time I'm done syncing it?

This happens every time: I insert the USB memstick (128 GB, NTFS) into the PC. I mount it in VeraCrypt. I sync all the backup files to it. When it's done, my script demounts it in VeraCrypt. At this ...
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How can I repair my Windows 10 on a full-disk-encryption setup with VeraCrypt?

A recent optional Windows 10 update (2021-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 version 21H1 for x64-based systems (KB5005101)) destroyed my Windows installation on my fully encrypted disk (VeraCrypt). ...
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Install Veracrypt from WindowsLiveUSB Stick. Pretest Fail

I have the following problem. if I encrypt my system normally, whereupon Windows is also installed on C: //, the Veracrypt pretest works. Say he asks for a password after booting. If I now install a ...
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Veracrypt with /etc/udev/rules.d

Consider that I have /etc/udev/rules.d/91-checkveracrypt.rules: ACTION=="add", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1234", ATTRS{idProduct}=="1234", RUN+="/home/user/tryveracrypt.sh&...
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Veracrypt boot drive fails after Windows Update with “cannot find winload.efi”

After having run through a Windows 10 update again, the next time I tried to boot my machine, it immediately complained in a blue screen about being unable to find the "winload.efi" file. ...
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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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TrueCrypt disc recovery

"Back in the days" I created a TrueCrypt disk and secured it with a password. This was using Windows 7 and TrueCrypt 7.x I never needed any of the files in this container, but now I actually ...
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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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How to recover a formatted hard drive by veracrypt?

I wanted to encrypt my drives with Veracrypt, but I didn't know that it will first format the hard drive, so I canceled the progress of encryption normally. How can I recover my files? I have used the ...
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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 do 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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