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Windows 7: System Reserved folder locked hindering VeraCrypt encryption HELP!

03 Jul 2016   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
System Reserved folder locked hindering VeraCrypt encryption HELP!

Hi guys,

I'm a noob to the forum but have read a tonne of threads on here and always find it a great source of info.

I'm trying to encrypt my Windows 7 laptop using full drive encryption through VeraCrypt. I know VeraCrypt well and have used it a lot, and I'm a CEH so I know a fair bit about computers. I'm not totally computer illiterate!

First issue I had with VeraCrypt was an error saying "The operating system does not boot from the selected drive" or something like that. So I followed this guide: TeraByte Unlimited Knowledge Base

That all worked on and I now have the attached picture as a setup. I'm trying to now switch the System folder over to the C drive rather than the System Reserved (F) so that VeraCrypt will only recognise that as my primary and will stop trying to run full encryption on the System partition. I've deleted the letter, tried changing ownership (although not sure if successfully). If anyone can offer some sort of guide then I'd really appreciate it.

I've tried almost everything but if anyone has ideas then PLEASE help - I'm desperate to get this sorted and you'd be an absolute hero!

Thanks in advance and look forward to spending more time in the forum.


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