How to Setup TrueCrypt for WindowsOctober 15, 2006 at 10:08 pm | Posted in TrueCrypt, Windows | 5 Comments
This is to help those step by step understand how to install and use TrueCrypt.
It’s probably best to start from scratch. I’m going to do what you requested.. a more detailed HowTo… with screenshots and this is just “my” recommendation on how to do it. Also for the example, i will not be using a USB key (as i don’t feel like messing mine up for this), but the pricinple is exactly the same.
6. I always do a file, rather than the entire volume. I don’t do this just because i find it easier, but because a random file is less likely to cause suspicion. Name it something like me.bmp or phonenumbers.txt. Since i’m doing this on my hard-drive, i used system.txt in my Windows directory. You can create the file manually outside of TrueCrypt and just select the file.
9. I’m making the file size small for the example only. If you were doing this on a USB key, i’d give yourself at least 10-20mb breathing room so the key can hold the True crypt folder later on.. or just act as a normal USB key without the use of Truecrypt if you so like. So if you have a 512 MB key, make it 490 max, if 1GB, make it 980 or so.
Click Mount, enter your password, and now that drive should appear as a hard-disk under My Computer.
For future use, i’d place the unzipped true crypt folder on the USB key, but not in the hidden volume. Just go to My Computer, select your removable disc, and paste the folder there for future use.
Hope this helps.