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Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by tommy2k8, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. tommy2k8

    tommy2k8 Thread Starter

    Jun 26, 2008
    I can't post this on the TrueCrypt website because I don't have a paid-for email account.
    I have got lots of client data that I want to encrypt. I store the data on my Ubuntu machine, and as far as I understand, you have to use a Linux filesystem.
    What will happen if I want to access the data from a Windows machine?
  2. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

    Jan 29, 2006
    How will you access your Ubuntu machine from Windows? It looks possible according to the following:

    From here: http://www.truecrypt.org/faq
    This might help "Will I be able to mount my TrueCrypt volume (container) on any computer?

    Yes, TrueCrypt volumes are independent of the operating system. You will be able to mount your TrueCrypt volume on any computer on which you can run TrueCrypt (see also the question 'Can I use TrueCrypt on Windows if I do not have administrator privileges?')."

    Which refers to: http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=non-admin-users

    I hope my interpretation of your question is OK?

  3. tommy2k8

    tommy2k8 Thread Starter

    Jun 26, 2008
    I will try it, and get back to you!
    So, just to confirm, I can use TrueCrypt for Ubuntu,, and still access the data in Windows?
  4. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    I'm 99% confident of that. I don't remember creating a TrueCrypt volume with Ubuntu, but I've used ones created with Windows. EDIT: You plan to make a small test case before jumping in with client data, right?

    From memory (which is faulty) I think that FAT32 and NTFS are the only formatting options for TrueCrypt volumes. If you do get another choice use FAT32 or NTFS to assure compatibility.

    Backups (copy of TrueCrypt volume or unencrypted copy of the contents) is even more important than backups for other data. A drive defect or other problem causing a TrueCrypt volume to become corrupted (or a forgotten encryption key) can mean the loss of everything in the volume.
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