Workaround for decrypting non-system TrueCrypt partition on the fly??

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by exus69, Nov 26, 2012.

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  1. exus69

    exus69 Registered Member

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    Hello,

    As per TrueCrypts documentation and other tutorials online, I cannot
    decrypt non-system TrueCrypt partition on the fly. Now if I encrypt
    my entire 500 GB external HDD it'll be very difficult to move data that to
    another 500 GB storage device, if in case in future I want to remove
    the encryption.

    In this case is it possible to install linux or any other small OS on
    my external HDD to fool truecrypt to believe that it is a system
    partition as well and hence decrypt on the fly??

    What do you think?

    Also if TC can decrypt system partitions on the fly then why not add the
    same feature for non-system partitions/file containers?? Strange!!
     
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  2. dantz

    dantz Registered Member

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    Your terminology is incorrect. On-the-fly as-needed encryption/decryption is what TrueCrypt does in RAM every time you mount and access a volume. I believe what you're trying to say is that you want to be able to permanently decrypt your non-system partition "in place", that is, without having to move your data. And sorry, I don't know of any way to trick TrueCrypt into doing that. You have to copy your data off, format the partition in the usual fashion, and then copy your data back on. Sucks, I know.
     
  3. exus69

    exus69 Registered Member

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    Thanks for correcting the terminology dantz and what about this??

     
  4. dantz

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    While I believe it would be technically feasible, it would have to come from the developers. I don't think we can trick TrueCrypt into treating a non-system partition like a system partition, or at least, I've never heard of anybody doing so.
     
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