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Accessing Encrypted drive, after windows install?

Discussion in 'General Security' started by pure_evil020, Feb 27, 2013.

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  1. pure_evil020

    pure_evil020 Thread Starter

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    Hi there,
    I want to re-install windows, but I have a portable device that is encrypted with truecrypt.

    If I re-install windows, and re-install truecrypt, will I be able to access the drive again? Or would it become inaccessible?

    If this would be a problem, what can I do to get around it?
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    provided you have the password or keyfile that you set up originally. you should be able to use any computer to access the portable device

    http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/

    if you need more help or reassurance, then contact truecrypt help on their forum, http://forums.truecrypt.org/ where experts on this will talk you through it and explain to you how to back up the original key/password & reinstall it on new computer
     
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