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How can I have two windows installs on separate drives and make sure one Windows install is not able to access files on the other drive?

I can't believe the "unsafe software" (asides from windows 10), needs "maximum hardware and drivers"? This would typically be handled in a sandbox/burner/vm situation as mentioned ...
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How do I check if files have been encrypted by Ransomware?

Yes, attempting to open the files will let you know if the files are encrypted. If they are able to be opened, then the files have not been encrypted by a third party. If the files are not openable, ...
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How does BitLocker encrypt old data on a used drive?

I can't find any concrete information to back this up, but I'd assume it just reads the entire drive (with no regard for files), encrypting the stream of data and writing it back. Since we know that ...
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Locked files in Windows.old Documents folder, how to grant permissions?

What is happening to this computer is illogical, but instead of trying to fix it, I would suggest to workaround the problem. I would suggest to boot a Linux Live USB and copy the Documents folder. ...
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Duplicity cron not working

your script is faulty. looks like which cannot find duplicity returns empty and your shell tries to run program --encrypt-key which obviously won't work. so first remove $(which ...), so it'll ...
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Locked files in Windows.old Documents folder, how to grant permissions?

Shameful direct copy/paste of a decrypt EFS-encrypted files article: Reviewing the chat (under question comments) it appears the top-right gold padlock in Windows indicates EFS files. w32sh posted a ...
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How to encrypt cifs mount password?

Not in a useful way. The SMB client eventually needs access to the cleartext password (or to the NTLM hash, which is password-equivalent as far as protection goes) – and if the SMB client can decrypt ...
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LUKS with separate /home within encrypted volume

I can't fully answer everything, but here is a partial answer (way to much to go into comments) Q1. It is possible to have /home as a separate LUKS partition, but its going to be fiddly to get working ...
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How can I have two windows installs on separate drives and make sure one Windows install is not able to access files on the other drive?

If you wish to experiment with operating systems and questionable software, using dual boot or separate disks will be very inefficient. You need to restart to get into the experimental environment, ...
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LUKS using clevis TPM2.0

Now as I understand it, I'm binding adding a keyslot to my LUKS header that is bound to my TPM2.0 module on PCR bank 15. Now that seems to work, what I don't understand though is what happens when I ...
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GPG stub for encryption subkey not working

Ok, using a different curve works: $ gpg -K plup* sec> ed25519 2022-06-03 [SC] 394ED8F3BA05CF4E7866D54657EEBF4BCFF5BFCD Card serial no. = 2C97 11BFF50F uid [ultimate] Plup* &...
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Can previous Bitlocker recovery keys be used to decrypt old data on disk encrypted with it if current data is encrypt with a new recovery key?

No, they cannot. The recovery key is not a decryption key. It is more like a strong password that unlocks the decryption key. Knowing an old recovery key does not give you any access to data, current ...
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