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Windows 7: How do I decrypt with Truecrypt?

17 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7
How do I decrypt with Truecrypt?

I had certain partition on my HDD. I encrypted 1 whole partition using TrueCrypt. The partition is NOT where the Windows is installed.

Now, I can Mount and Open the partition using the password which I mentioned earlier.

What do I have to do to get the original partition decrypted and back as normal partition in HDD.

I have some data in the partition, so I haven't tried anything by myself. By the TrueCrypt website, as I think they are saying is, mount the drive and just drag the files (or copy-paste the files) and they will be decrypted. Is that correct?
I also had some programs installed in that partition, so where should I paste all the files? Do I need to create a new partition and paste everything there?

Using Win 7 64b.

What I am assuming is.....

Copy all files to another partition. They'll decrypt on the fly.
Format the partition.
Copy back all the files to this formatted partition.

Will the programs already installed in this partition will then work fine?
Just making sure before doing anything, as I have data on that partition.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

Your assumption is correct.
Your programs should work fine, yes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 SP1

You might have confused the decrypting bit that refers to encrypting the OS partition. This can be encrypted and decrypted. Normal encrypted partitions act like virtual disks so any data stored on then can be copied (as unencrypted) elsewhere once mounted. You might have problems with installed programs since these will possibly have registry entries which will conflict with new locations. It might be OK if they are standalones and do not affect the registry. But as previous comments if location doesn't change then there probably won't be a problem.
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