TrueCrypt/Password Protect

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  1. serda

    serda Registered Member

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    here goes,

    i have a usb flash drive i wish to password protect
    i have been reading the user guide and instructions seem
    easy to follow i did what i was asked, and even created a
    true crypt "bin folder" and entered a password, my problem
    is i can open any file on my usb without having to enter
    the password/security info
     
  2. KookyMan

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    Have you moved any of your files into the mounted truecrypt volume?
     
  3. serda

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    incorrect password or not a truecrypt volume,
     
  4. serda

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    hello, please help walkthrough needed for how to make a password
    prompt to open a file container.
     
  5. truthseeker

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  6. serda

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    at the moment
    most people drop by leave one post and

    As that can make things seem mildly frustrating, k


    is there somone out there,

    im stuck , i tried looking up remove program/uninstall
    TrueCrypt, i couldn't find it, i installed it with traveller and followed
    the walk thru, just working thru some bugs,


    Toshiba 1.60 ghz w/ Toshiba 160gb external harddrive
    windows xp SP2, intell core pentium 2 processor

    trying to get the password, and considering reinstalling for TrueCrypt


    1. when looking for True Crypt Uninstall i found nothing

    2. True Crypt is doing fine, it's sitting in the External Harddrive

    3. I used the extract method and followed the Traveler walkthrough
    set up

    4. i created a (File Container)? folder and had , added a password , and mounted it.

    5. NEVER BEEN ASKED FOR MY PASSWORD YET (even thought i created one
    and even tried (mounting?)

    6. somtimes true crypt runs in the background, i dont really care about
    encryption, don't much understand it, i just want the password to work




    Thank you,


    : )
     
  7. truthseeker

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    You may be nervous and anxious as you are doing this. Follow the steps, slowly, carefully, from that link I gave you. It contains the exact WORKING steps to get it working.

    Take your time, follow the instructions carefully.

    you dont install TC at all as you suggest. You extract the program and just run the .exe files. Notice in that link I gave you, it says, "you do NOT install this anywhere. "

    And after that, you need to read the TC manual to learn how to use TC properly.

    It seems you are lazy to read?

    And if you cannot even get it to work following the steps at the link I gave you, then maybe you should reconsider using TrueCrypt all together until you get more experienced using computers in general.
     
  8. serda

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    AutoRun Config Traveler Disk set up,

    which option to choose

    1. Do Nothing

    2. Start True Crypt

    3. Auto Mount TrueCrypt Volume (specified below)



    well i cleared it out and started from scratch,
    which choice will a make sure password protection is on
    is it like "turn password protection on" , "turn password protection off" ?.
     
  9. truthseeker

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    Read the link I gave you. It tells you.

    Notice it says, "As to the Autorun configuration, well that’s down to personal preference so you decide"

    READ THE LINK :)
     
  10. serda

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    is it possible that one of those will enable or disable password protection?
    is the reason i am not asked for a password because i am using the same
    computer?

    why not just explain what those choices enable the program to do?
    encryption is one thing, not being asked for a password and being able to
    open a without a password is the problem i am having,

    i am following the link you posted..

    :)
     
  11. KookyMan

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    Based on your questions, you have no idea how TrueCrypt works.

    Read the manual (its a pdf in the install directory if you install it) and learn it.

    You don't just install it and have password protection. TC isn't a "password" program. Its an encryption program.
     
  12. truthseeker

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    You have not understood what the link says then, and not followed it properly. Get a friend to help you read it and set it up. Grab a friend who is more experienced in computers and reading.

    I would suggest you take time out just to read the truecrypt manual, page by page, slowly, absorbing it all.

    But to be honest, I followed that link without any hassles, and I didn't need to read the TC Manual, yet I have truecrupt up and running without any problems. It is very easy to follow if you take your time slowly and follow the steps.
     
  13. serda

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    hello,

    update: i learned how to do the basic thing, not so difficult,

    new problem: i am trying to create 160 gb volume, when i tried to
    do this my computer just blacked out and turned off, ?
     
  14. Nagib

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    I could use it without reading the user guide too. But since I haven't had any previous knowledge about encryption, it is very likely that I would constantly make huge mistakes. It would make the encryption pointless.

    There is so much we should know and do while using TC.
     
  15. truthseeker

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    Practice first creating a 5GB. Follow the instructions, step by step, slowly, carefully.
     
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