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23 Aug 2012   #21
trauma

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

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Yep, Bitlocker is only available on Ultimate - TrueCrypt is indeed the other good alternative, but whole drive encryption can be a tricky business.

TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source Disk Encryption - Documentation
What do you mean whole drive encryption can be tricky? I'm fixing to attempt doing just that!


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23 Aug 2012   #22
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

We have seen a few issues where the header of the encrypted volume got corrupted, and wasn't able to be fixed - this means the entire installation, and the data on the disk, is permanently lost since Truecrypt doesn't provide a "backdoor" to rescue the encrypted volume. Perhaps a better choice of words is that whole disk encryption is risky, instead of tricky.

Regards,
Golden
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23 Aug 2012   #23
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Perhaps Trauma you might be better off looking at a Self Encrypting Drive?
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23 Aug 2012   #24
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

We have seen a few issues where the header of the encrypted volume got corrupted, and wasn't able to be fixed - this means the entire installation, and the data on the disk, is permanently lost since Truecrypt doesn't provide a "backdoor" to rescue the encrypted volume. Perhaps a better choice of words is that whole disk encryption is risky, instead of tricky.

Regards,
Golden
+1 ^^^^^^^^^

Been there, had that problem, will never do it again!

Regards,
GEWB
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23 Aug 2012   #25
trauma

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

So it's safe to assume that encrypting individual directories is not so much of a problem then? What about folders used by programs?

I'm skimming TRUECRYPT - Encrypt Data Folders just wondering if its a headache in reality or not?
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