TrueCrypt File Container NTFS or FAT

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by MrTeckie, Dec 18, 2012.

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  1. MrTeckie

    MrTeckie Registered Member

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    I am posting here because I can't register my email on TrueCrypt. They say it is not a paid account, even though it it.

    Anyway, my plan is to create a 4GB standard Container File (Disc 1) on a USB hard drive. I will mount the file as a drive letter and put my data in it. When the drive gets full, I will burn the file to a DVD+R/RW. I will then create a new 4GB file container (Disc 2) and repeat process, and so on...

    My question is does it matter whether I use FAT or NTFS as the volume type? Any other advice that I may not have considered?

    Thanks.
     
  2. PaulyDefran

    PaulyDefran Registered Member

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    For a regular container file, it doesn't matter...you would just be choosing which file system you felt protected your data better. There may be some benefit to one over the other when it comes to what gets written to the host OS, so you'll have to research that from an anti-forensic perspective.

    It *does* matter when using a Hidden OS. The way NTFS works, you end up needing a *much* bigger partition for the Hidden OS if you use NTFS. From a forensic perspective, all devices (hard drives) would be NTFS out of the box normally, so FAT would look out of place...but that's splitting hairs and I use FAT32 for the Hidden OS to save space.

    PD
     
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