Truecrypt Question

Discussion in 'encryption problems' started by redemptions, Mar 1, 2014.

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  1. redemptions

    redemptions Registered Member

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    Hello, when i have encrypted my whole harddrive with truecrypt i have to enter the password to boot windows every single time.

    Is there a way to store something like a "keyfile" on a usb and then when the boot authentication window comes up you just connect your usb memory and it reads the password and boots windows without me having to type my 63 character password.


    Help is truly appreciated.
     
  2. chiraldude

    chiraldude Registered Member

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    With Truecrypt system encryption, you cannot use keyfiles.
    There is a workaround with something called a Yubikey. This is a USB device that acts like a keyboard. You program it with your password.
    Boot your encrypted system, insert the Yubikey, and push the button. It outputs your password followed by the enter key.
     
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