Beginner's Tutorial

System Encryption

 Supported Systems

 Hidden Operating System

 Rescue Disk

Plausible Deniability

 Hidden Volume

  Protection of Hidden Vol.

  Security Requirements

 Hidden Operating System



Hardware Acceleration

Encryption Algorithms





Hash Algorithms




Technical Details


 Encryption Scheme

 Modes of Operation

 Header Key Derivation

 Random Number Gen.


 Volume Format Spec.

 Standards Compliance

 Source Code

TrueCrypt Volume

 Creating New Volumes

 Favorite Volumes

 System Favorite Volumes

Main Program Window

 Program Menu

 Mounting Volumes

Supported Systems

Portable Mode


Tokens & Smart Cards

Language Packs

Hot Keys

Security Model

Security Requirements

 Data Leaks

  Paging File

  Hibernation File

  Memory Dump Files

 Unencrypted Data in RAM

 Physical Security


 Multi-User Environment

 Authenticity and Integrity

 New Passwords & Keyfiles

 Password/Keyfile Change

 Trim Operation


 Reallocated Sectors


 Journaling File Systems

 Volume Clones

 Additional Requirements

Command Line Usage

Backing Up Securely


 Use Without Admin Rights

 Sharing over Network

 Background Task

 Removable Medium Vol.

 TrueCrypt System Files

 Removing Encryption

 Uninstalling TrueCrypt

 Digital Signatures



Issues and Limitations


Future Development


Version History



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Mounting TrueCrypt Volumes

If you have not done so yet, please read the sections 'Mount' and 'Auto-Mount Devices' in the chapter Main Program Window.

Cache Password in Driver Memory

This option can be set in the password entry dialog so that it will apply only to that particular mount attempt. It can also be set as default in the Preferences. For more information, please see the subsection Settings -> Preferences, item Cache passwords in driver memory in the section Program Menu.

Mount Options

Mount options affect the parameters of the volume being mounted. The Mount Options dialog can be opened by clicking on the Mount Options button in the password entry dialog. When a correct password is cached, volumes are automatically mounted after you click Mount. If you need to change mount options for a volume being mounted using a cached password, hold down the Control (Ctrl) key while clicking Mount or a favorite volume in the Favorites menu, or select Mount with Options from the Volumes menu.

Default mount options can be configured in the main program preferences (Settings -> Preferences).

Mount volume as read-only

When checked, it will not be possible to write any data to the mounted volume.

Mount volume as removable medium

See section Volume Mounted as Removable Medium.

Use backup header embedded in volume if available

All volumes created by TrueCrypt 6.0 or later contain an embedded backup header (located at the end of the volume). If you check this option, TrueCrypt will attempt to mount the volume using the backup header. Note that if the volume header is damaged, you do not have to use this option to mount the volume. Instead, you can repair the header by selecting Tools > Restore Volume Header.

Mount partition using system encryption without pre-boot authentication

Check this option, if you need to mount a partition that is within the key scope of system encryption without pre-boot authentication. For example, if you need to mount a partition located on the encrypted system drive of another operating system that is not running. This can be useful e.g. when you need to back up or repair an operating system encrypted by TrueCrypt (from within another operating system). Note that this option can be enabled also when using the 'Auto-Mount Devices' or 'Auto-Mount All Device-Hosted Volumes' functions.

Hidden Volume Protection

Please see the section Protection of Hidden Volumes Against Damage.

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