I'm having trouble understanding the logic of TrueCrypt. I've a few questions to ask.
I want to install on my USB stick a portable version.
At present when I create an encrypted file container and setup a password, nothing happens.
When I log to the drive all i see is a new TrueCrypt file on my stick.
What is supposed to happen when I log to the drive? Should I immediately be prompted for a password?
Once I've installed TrueCrypt & If for some reason I have to re-format the hard disk & re-install Windows,
will I be able to gain access to my stick?
magna05 wrote:Hi ananadism,
Thanks for the steps.
I know how to create a standard file container and I've done so.The .TC file now resides on the stick.
When I navigate through My Computer and click open the drive I'm not prompted by TC to mount the drive.
It appears at present that TC is not functional at all. I've obviously overlooked something or missed an important step in the setup process.
magna05 wrote:Well explained anandasim,
The other issue I have is that all the folders & data I've copied across or saved to the stick have not been encrypted.
At present there's no point in mounting the drive at all. This is what I mean by TC not being functional.
How do I arrange on the fly encryption?
1. If you have not mounted the TC drive, you will only see the .tc file on your USB Flash stick. For example, C: is your hard disk, D: is your CD/DVD, E: is your Flash USB. If you have inserted the Flash USB but have not mounted the TC drive, all you will see is C: D: and E:. Drive E: is the host drive for your .tc file.
magna05 wrote:Hi anandasim,
Ok the situation is as follows:
The USB drive is host E: It contains the newly created TC file container.
I've mounted a virtual drive as M.
Host drive E has a capacity is 16Gig, virtual host drive M has a capacity of only 764K.
I tried to copy some files across to drive M and received a message saying not enough 'disk space'. Obviously I still don't understand what I'm doing
What happens is, you created a virtual drive that is too small.
For an encrypted file container:
I entered the file size of 14.9 Gb.
I then received the following error: Files larger than 4Gb cannot be stored on a FAT32 system.
Therefore, file hosted Truecrypt volumes (containers) stored on a FAT32 file system cannot be larger than 4Gb.
Now I don't what to do?
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