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How to: Set Up TrueCrypt Disk Encryption, Part 2

Mar 04, 2010, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Geier)

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"In the first installment of this two-part tutorial series, we learned some of the basics of configuring TrueCrypt, a free open source disk encryption tool, similar to the BitLocker feature in the Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Windows. After outlining the three different encryption methods, we configured the easiest method--file container.

"In this second and final part, we’ll discuss more complex methods and see how to configure TrueCrypt to automatically mount.

"As discussed in the previous installment, you can encrypt either an entire drive or just a partition of a drive. Encrypting a non-system drive or partition (where Windows is not installed) doesn’t really give you many benefits over the easier file container method. However, if you plan to regularly use drive encryption, you might consider it."

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