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How to Install and Configure TrueCrypt Disk Encryption

Posted by ClifNotes, Oct 2008, permalink File Encryption Tools


Do you have sensitive info on your PC or laptop you need to keep private? What about the secret files on your USB flash drive?


Dave at Dave's Computer Tips recently published a nice "How To" on using TrueCrypt to keep your information safe.


Another friend of mine uses TrueCrypt and published a review of it here two years ago. I've never used it but maybe I should.


Quote from Dave's Computer Tips:

I promised to show you how to install and configure TrueCrypt, the free open source on-the-fly encryption program. TrueCrypt is a very powerful program that you use to create virtual encrypted disks (which are basically just files on your hard drive that can be mounted as if they're disks, complete with unique drive letters). You can also encrypt entire partitions or hard drives and encrypt entire USB flash drives.


We'll get into full-drive encryption in Part 2; for now, I'll show you how to install and configure TrueCrypt to create a simple encrypted volume that you can use to store your information securely.


Links to Dave's two-part series on TrueCrypt

Part 1

Part 2