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Windows 7: Is it possible to add Truecrypt to an exsisting HDD with data already?

17 Dec 2012   #1
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 
Is it possible to add Truecrypt to an exsisting HDD with data already?

I have my main media HDD that I would like to encrypt, is it possible to add Truecrypt onto this drive WITHOUT formatting it & having to re-copy all of the data back over? It's over 1 TB worth of data, so I really prefer to not have to format & re-copy.


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17 Dec 2012   #2
Kaktussoft

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You want to encrypt 1 or more paritions or whole disk? It's not he OS/boot disk?
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17 Dec 2012   #3
Kaktussoft

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17 Dec 2012   #4
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Correct, I want to encrypt the entire drive, as it's only purpose is my personal & media HDD. My OS is on a separate drive.

So your link will do that? I'll check it now
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17 Dec 2012   #5
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
I have my main media HDD that I would like to encrypt, is it possible to add Truecrypt onto this drive WITHOUT formatting it & having to re-copy all of the data back over? It's over 1 TB worth of data, so I really prefer to not have to format & re-copy.
The Ultimate and Business editions of Windows 7 and Vista come with BitLocker, a tool that lets you encrypt your entire hard drive.

HTH
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17 Dec 2012   #6
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Damn I only have Pro, I knew I should have gone Ultimate!

So is it possible to add Truecrypt onto an already exsisting HDD without losing the data?
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17 Dec 2012   #7
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Damn I only have Pro, I knew I should have gone Ultimate!

So is it possible to add Truecrypt onto an already exsisting HDD without losing the data?
See #3
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17 Dec 2012   #8
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Ok then
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30 Dec 2012   #9
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Anyone?
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30 Dec 2012   #10
Kaktussoft

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Impossible the way you want it! Why make a hidden volume? Afraid of CIA?
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