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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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Disk image of a VeraCrypt encrypted Windows 10 partition

I have a multi-boot system set up (Windows 10 and Ubuntu). The Windows 10 partition is encrypted with VeraCrypt and I can only boot via the VeraCrypt Bootloader. Now I want to create a disk image of ...
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Read encrypted Windows partition using Linux

I run linux debian, usually i'd be able to mount the windows partition and read/write data on it, now I encrypted Windows 10 with veracrypt, and it's no longer there. My linux distro is already LUKS ...
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Setting protective permissions and ACL’s in Mac os or Unix for a veracrypt or KeepassXC “Keyfile”

I am running Mac OS, and use both veracrypt and keypassxc to safely store passwords and documents. For both programs, there is an option to unlock your data (Keepass Database, or Veracrypt encrypted ...
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Restoring folder from a veracrypt encrypted SSD

By mistake a deleted an important folder from my computer and my ssd is encrypted with Veracrypt. Any help how can I restore the folder? It was from a crypto wallet. I tried with recuva but it's not ...
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How do I set permissions of my Veracrypt partition / drive?

I have an encrypted partition that represents an entire USB drive. How do I set the permissions to match my home directory so that it synch's without error?
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How to restore the original system loader? (VeraCrypt 1.2.3)

I want to restore the original system loader in order to be able to start Windows again. But I do not know how to do this. Here is where I am at right now: I tried to encrypt my system partition (...
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Plugging out USB in safe manner?

Do I have to plug out USB devices in safe manner (clicking in taskbar icon at right down corner of Windows) if I did not change data on the device, just read the data ? As I understand this safe way ...
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Generate a new VeraCrypt container on the linux command line

I am looking for an example how to create a new non-hidden ext4 VeraCrypt container on the linux command line with as little user interaction as possible. The other parameters (e.g. encryption) should ...
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Why does my Windows system encryption with Veracrypt not prompt for a password?

I tried posting this on the Veracrypt forums and Reddit but haven't had a response yet. I've only used system encryption when I was using Linux because of the easy use of LUKS on the installation ...
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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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Extremely slow copy on veracrypt encrypted drive

I have been trying to come up with a good solution for encrypted backups that I can access cross-platform. I decided to encrypt a partition on a 4TB external with VeraCrypt—AES, no PIM—and then format ...
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Best way to encrypt the system drive on Windows [closed]

I am looking for the best way to encrypt the system disk on a Windows 10 Professional PC. I think that the best should mean something like FileVault on Mac OS X, because the system disk is well ...
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Manually GRUB reconfiguration

I installed Windows 10 and Debian on the same computer. Windows 10 was before encrypted by VeraCrypt, however GRUB create entry in boot menu only for Windows Bootloader, so I should add manually ...
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Expanding inner Veracrypt volume (FAT)

Having a Veracrypt container with 6GB, I need to extend its size to 8GB. I used the volume expander of VC successfully. But it expands only the VC volume itself (= file size changed from 6 to 8GB) and ...
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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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How can I recover a plain text file encrypted by Veracrypt? I have the password

Encrypted the whole system drive with VeraCrypt, let it work 2 minutes and defered. On reboot- partition information is gone, file format is RAW. No backup of the boot sector too. Using file ...
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How to back up to a VeraCrypt container using Windows 10 built-in tools?

Background: I am running Windows 10 Pro 1709. My C: drive is encrypted with BitLocker. I have an ASUS RT-AC55U with an 8TB HDD attached to its USB 3.0 port. My goal is to use part of that HDD as an ...
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No longer access to files and folders in mounted containers using WSL/Bash?

Windows 10 Build 16299 GNU Bash Version 4.3.11 VeraCrypt 1.19 Previously, I had an encrypted container mounted on the H: of my machine, which I could access with both the Explorer window and cmd ...
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VeraCrypt - Boot Menu Problem

I used VeraCrypt to encrypt the system partition and now I can not eneter to the boot menu. When I try enter to Boot Menu by pressuring ESC, auto-repair is started (otherwise veracrypt works fine, ...
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Enter password for encrypted Windows disc after GRUB

I'm using dualboot setup with Windows 10 (with enabled Bitlocker) and Debian 9 (with encrypted LVM). Both systems have own disc. I'm not much confident about Bitlocker, so I would like to use ...
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VeraCrypt won't automatically mount system favorites since upgrading Windows 10

I recently upgraded my VeraCrypt-encrypted system to the latest Windows 10 version using Windows 10 media patcher for upgrading VeraCrypt-encrypted systems. Everything went fine, except the system ...
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Veracrypt options disabled

I would like to encrypt my whole computer with Veracrypt, but when I try to, the buttons are hidden : I want a normal system encryption, but the whole drive too, which is impossible here. I tried to ...
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VeraCrypt “Failed to obtain administrator privileges” on Fedora with correct password

I'm trying to mount a drive with Veracrypt, but after entering the correct password for admin rights I get "Failed to obtain admin privileges". I can't sudo veracrypt because it is gui. I'm guessing ...
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Veracrypt full disk encryption multi-boot Windows 10 and two Linux Distro on same SSD with some shared folders?

Never tried something like that, but this would be my preferred setup. I dislike VMWare and Virtual Box because they are slow. Is this setup possible? And what would be the procedure to achieve this ...
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How to clone entire VeraCrypt encrypted system drive and mount it later on Windows 10 to copy selected files?

I'm doing a fresh install of Windows and I need to make a copy of all files in my system drive so I can restore them later. I want to clone entire drive with dd tool (I'm going to use clonezilla). ...
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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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Mounting a set of fully-encrypted drives with a single password prompt upon booting

I have a laptop with a single OS installed on SSD (C:\, Windows 10 Pro + programs and apps, no multiboot, no GPT), secondary HDD (D:\, my files and libraries) and an external USB-HDD (E:\, for backups ...
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1-byte file takes up 2 MB (yes, megabytes) on 6 TB exFAT Veracrypt volume. Why?

Screenshot: File properties of file that takes up 2MB of disk space for 1 byte of data: The drive is a 6TB single partition, mounted via Veracrypt and formatted as exFAT. The sector size on my 2TB ...
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Grub: execute other MBR (VeraCrypt)

I have installed Windows and encrypted it with VeraCrypt made a backup of the VeraCrypt MBR (actually everything up to the first partition: dd if=/dev/sda of=/some/file bs=512 count=2048) installed ...
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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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Lightroom Classic CC unable to access photos on an OSX FUSE-mounted Veracrypt volume

For privacy, especially while travelling, I maintain my photo library in this arrangement: Lightroom catalogue file inside a Veracrypt volume on an external SSD Original photos inside a Veracrypt ...
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How can I open a veracrypt volume without mounting it? (Ubuntu 16.04)

I'm trying to open a veracrypt encrypted ReFS partition in linux. Veracrypt can't open it because it can't mount 'ReFS' (I have the Paragon ReFS driver installed, but veracrypt doesn't know that). ...
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“Encrypt the whole drive” option disabled on VeraCrypt

I want to encrypt my whole drive with VeraCrypt but the option is disabled. I have another PC where it's not disabled. Both are running Windows 10. What should I do? Oh and in addition, does ...
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Installing Windows (10 LTSB) after Manjaro?

I have a problem. As an experiment, and for a specific purpose, I am trying to do install Windows 10 LTSB alongside a LUKS encrypted Manjaro system (no LVM), encrypt the Windows system with VeraCrypt ...
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VeraCrypt Encrypted Partition Cannot Be Mounted After External HDD Disconnected While in Use

I have a 1 TB Transcend external hard drive. It contains two similarly-sized partitions, one of which (400 GB) is encrypted with VeraCrypt. Today, after I had finished working with the files inside ...
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Cannot log in with VeraCrypt + Windows 10

So yesterday I fall glass of water and a bit of them fall on my laptop. As I realize what I have done, monitor blink twice and I push my turn on/off button, however I have set Sleep function for this ...
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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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How to make GRUB2 boot into VeraCrypt bootloader

I would like to dualboot encrypted Linux with encrypted Win7(VeraCrypt). I want to have GRUB2 in the MBR, it would let me choose Win/Linux, and if I chose Win I would go into VeraCrypt bootloader to ...
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Moving the EFI and /boot partition

In a UEFI system the grub bootloader is located on the EFI partition then a /boot is also needed to be present and unencrypted. I have a Dual boot Linux / Windows hard drive where Windows is ...
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Problems with making image of Windows - clonezilla, system image recovery, veracrypt

I want to have an ideal copy of the whole Windows 10 I have installed and configured recently, as well as main application I am using (already installed and configured). I would like to store this ...
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How can I mount multiple VeraCrypt volumes with one password after startup in Debian?

So I have multiple hard drives encrypted with the same password and instead of having to enter it multiple times I'd like to have it set up so that after booting I automatically get a password-box ...
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Increase VeraCrypt volume size

I have the following setup using VeraCrypt on Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS: root@ubuntu:/veracrypt# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 477M 0 477M ...
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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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How to access 3TB GPT VeraCrypt-encrypted internal HD that shows as a 16TB “GPT Protective Partition”?

So I have a GPT internal hard drive which I fully encrypted with VeraCrypt under Windows 10 64Bit (on a UEFI GPT drive). Now I'd like to access it under Debian 9.0 or an outdated version of Windows ...
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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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relocate C:\Users\USERNAME to an encrypted partition?

Forgive me if I'm asking a stupid question or missing an obvious solution or a simpler alternative. Let me lay out first what I'm trying to accomplish. I have one machine running Windows 7 Home ...
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Veracrypt, what is the purpose of the small EFI partition, beyond the boot manager?

I have Veracrypt full disk encryption under windows. I have 100MB partition which appears to store the EFI software and a 450mb windows recovery partition. Does this EFI partition and its software do ...
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How to mount a NTFS read/write volume on Mac OS encrypted by Veracrypt?

It's an external hard drive. My Mac has installed Fuse and NTFS-3G but it only mounts only read. I have been searching a lot in the web and I haven't find any solution. Please advise. Info: Macbook ...
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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 ...