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For questions about the VeraCrypt open source encryption application. VeraCrypt can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt a partition or storage device.

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GUI mode veracrypt does not ask for root password when launched from command line

When I launch veracrypt using applications menu and mount, it asks for root password. However when I run veracrypt (GUI mode) through command line, it gives the error Permission Denied /media/...
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Disk space is not freed up when deleting files on a hard drive

After deleting files on a veracrypt-encrypted drive with no disk space left, no disk space is freed up. I'm trying to sync a hard drive to another one as described here. That target drive is full and ...
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Can't start gpg-agent for .gnupg folder stored inside a Veracrypt encrypted container

I have my .gnupg directory inside a USB drive encrypted with Veracrypt. Listing the public keys with the gpg --homedir <path-to-usb-gnupg-dir> --list-keys works properly, but problems arise when ...
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How to mount a Veracrypt volume on FreeBSD?

When I mount a volume (stored on external USB drive) on Linux I get the following error > sudo veracrypt --text --mount /path-to-volume /mnt --pim 0 --keyfiles "" --slot 1 --protect-...
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How to mount VeraCrypt or TrueCrypt volumes with the boot password

For Windows, VeraCrypt implements a feature called "system favorite volumes".  It allows mounting additional discs with the password entered at boot to unlock the system partition. Specs: I ...
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How to circumvent "VeraCrypt is already running"

I'm running VeraCrypt which looks something like this: I can close this window and open it again by using the system tray icon. However, sometimes my X server crashes and after restarting it, the ...
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How to check an encrypted (Veracrypt) external (USB) disk that has a BTRFS file system?

I want to test if physical errors of the disk, of it that is not possible, file system errors of the disk. The disk is a typical USB external drive. The disk (not by partition-level, but the whole ...
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cryptsetup with veracrypt container: set encoding?

I'm trying to unlock (and later mount) a veracrypt container like this: sudo cryptsetup --type tcrypt --veracrypt open /home/me/my_container.vc my_container sudo mount /dev/mapper/my_container /media/...
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Can LUKS be used in a similar way as veracrypt?

I am in the process of eliminating non-free code from my machines. I currently am using Veracrypt to lock some files behind encryption, and quite like that I have a .vc file I can easily backup and ...
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open veracrypt file with cryptsetup/luks

Can cryptsetup be used to open a veracrypt file like crypsetup can open luks? What is the correct process ? Want to make sure other software can open veracrypt file , command line or gui is fine, as ...
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"modprobe fuse" on WSL?

Trying to use veracrypt (console) in WSL. I make a volume, seems to work OK... but when I try to mount it: Done: 100.000% Speed: 5.0 MiB/s Left: 0 s The VeraCrypt volume has been successfully ...
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Is creating VeraCrypt volumes from the command line less secure than using the GUI?

I've been using TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt for several years, but I've only recently started using it extensively from the command line. I know that the functions in the command line and GUI versions are the ...
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Multiple mounts of the same LVM

I'm not even sure if my question is correct, but I got the following problem. I have an encrypted USB drive (via veracrypt) which I decrypt on boot with crypttab and which is automatically mounted for ...
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Veracrypt does not mount to mount directory

When decrypting, one can specify in veracrypt that one want to mount at a specific directory. In Kubuntu 14.04 that worked. Now I installed a new Kubuntu 20.04 and the newly installed veracrypt can ...
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How to recover an overwritten file from a mounted VeraCrypt encrypted disk?

When copy and pasting commands with a space at the end it automatically runs the command without requiring the user to press enter. This is why I overwrote a large text file with a cp ./newfile ./...
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How do I encrypt the system disk with VeraCrypt on the command line on Linux?

I've installed Raspberry Pi OS and VeraCrypt on my RPI. I have used VeraCrypt (and, previously, TrueCrypt) for many years, but always on Windows and with the GUI. Now I try to use it on Linux on the ...
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install Veracrypt on Ubuntu root partition

Is it possible to encrypt with Veracrypt root partition of already installed Ubuntu without data loss? I think I need to use boot flash cause impossible to encrypt mounted root partition, right? Do I ...
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Encrypted external hard disk not recognized

I'm using a dual boot system with Windows 8 and Fedora 31 KDE on my PC. I've encrypted my external hard disk with VeraCrypt in Windows. Windows recognizes this external hard drive and I can unlock ...
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Possible missing algorithm in systemd-cryptsetup to mount a veracrypt volume

I have been trying to mount a veracrypt volume on boot on a Debian system, however systemd-cryptsetup for my volume fails with these two messages taken from this command: systemctl status systemd-...
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Ubuntu partition booting into gnu grub after being encrypted with Veracrypt

I am dual booting windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.4 and it worked fine till now. Today I encrypted the Linux partition of my hdd using Veracrypt and since then the Ubuntu always boots into gnu grub version 2....
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Changing the UUID of NTFS VeraCrypt-encrypted volumes under Linux?

(Partially related to this but the case is significantly different) Recently I have cloned a drive and I need to use both in my system without formatting either one of them, so I need to change one ...
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Veracrypt 1.24 cannot be used anymore for mounting volumes as normal user

I recently upgraded my Veracrypt under Debian Linux 10 (to newest version 1.24 hotfix 1, from 1.23). Previously, I was able to mount the volumes as normal user. To achieve this, I followed these ...
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Dual Boot goes Read Only

My Machine dual boots windows 10 and Bunsenlabs. Hard drives are encrypted with VeraCrypt. The second Hard drive became read only now (one internal one external). Peculiarity Windows created "$...
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How to encrypt an 8TB disk with Veracrypt with hidden partition?

When I try to encrypt an USB 8tb drive (Seagate Expansion Drive) with Veracrypt to create a Hidden Veracrypt volume, I receive this error: Error: The hidden volume to be created is larger than 2 TB ...
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Why isn’t it possible to create VeraCrypt containers in Tails?

I know it’s possible to read them, but not create them and veracrypt isn’t installed by default. Curious to know why. Duck Duck Go’d like crazy.
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Clonezilla won't mount encrypted with VeraCrypt partition

I am using Clonezilla from Parted Magic - which I am booting from live USB - because it contains VeraCrypt and Clonezilla. I want to create a backup image of one of the partitions on the hard disk of ...
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Administrative password not accepted

I just finished installing Debian 9.8 Cinnamon and set up a root pwd and my user pwd. Now I want to install veracrypt and it asks me for my administrative password, but the root password doesn't work. ...
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Encrypting hard drive containing the MBR with Veracrypt

I have three hard drives in my laptop: /dev/sdc (an mSATA drive) is where the system is installed and is completely encrypted with LUKS. /dev/sdb (for media/text files - the majority of /home) was ...
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Can a shell script be a global command?

Check this page: https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Uninstalling%20VeraCrypt.html As the documentation mentioned: ... To uninstall VeraCrypt on Linux, you have to run the following command as root: ...
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Is Encrypting/Decrypting an external USB Drive with minimal priviledge possible?

The following situation is the case: I want to provide my students with an easy way to protect their data securely and encrypted on an external usb drive with the zero knowledge principle in mind so ...
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No thumbnails on Linux Mint?

I have a VeraCrypt volume mounted from an external hard drive and the thumbnails for >90% of the files don't seem to load. Only the first few load then the rest show a clock icon. When I open the file,...
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How to properly dismount VeraCrypt volumes in Linux Mint?

I am attempting to properly dismount two VeraCrypt volumes from Linux. Alas, it doesn't work. Every subsequent boot into Windows I am prompted to check the file system as it allegedly hasn't been ...
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Small files allocateing huge amout of disk space

I have a 20GB encrypted (VeraCrypt) container. On that container I'm storing small files. 200.000 files and the same amount of folders with an averrage filesize of maybe 10KB. Because the container ...
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/etc/sudoers rule is not being obeyed

I have several drives encrypted with VeraCrypt and I wanted to be able to mount them all to automount when I insert a drive containing their keyfiles. This way I only have to decrypt the flash drive ...
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Upgrading CentOS-5.11 kernel

How would I go about upgrading the CentOS-5.11 kernel from 2.6.18-398 to 2.6.24 (or newer)? I'm trying to setup automated VeraCrypt Encrypted Volume on NAS devices. Currently there are known bugs with ...
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Why can't I copy symbolic links?

I'm trying to copy one directory to an ext4 filesystem on a Veracrypt encrypted USB stick. The command I used was: cp -aL /source /destination I've also tried: cp -ad /source /destination ... but ...
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crypttab and VeraCrypt

I dual boot Fedora and Windows Vista and want them to share a partition so that I can work on the same files in both Linux and Windows, and I need everything to be encrypted. I encrypted the shared ...
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