Development on TrueCrypt has been halted and the last version of TrueCrypt (v7.2) does not allow creation of new volumes. VeraCrypt is a fork of TrueCrypt source code that offers updated encryption settings and a GUI that is the same as in TrueCrypt. This might be closest replacement of TrueCrypt, if you were looking for that.
- The Linux installation file can be downloaded from here. Installation is similar to TrueCrypt: you unzip and then install the script file using
VeraCrypt volumes can be created and mounted just like in TrueCrypt.
To mount your TrueCrypt volumes, click the TrueCrypt Mode checkbox in the dialog.
To mount from shell:
veracrypt --password="my pass" --mount /path/to/volume.vc /media/veracrypt1
To unmount from shell:
veracrypt --dismount /path/to/volume.vc
To unmount all mounted volumes:
When mounting a Truecrypt volume, use
--truecrypt at the beginning.
Tried with: VeraCrypt 1.14 and Ubuntu 15.04
Development on TrueCrypt has been stopped and so it is a good idea to uninstall TrueCrypt and switch to other alternatives. Since TrueCrypt is not installed from a package, you might have forgotten how to uninstall it.
$ sudo /usr/bin/truecrypt-uninstall.sh
Tried with: TrueCrypt 7.2 and Ubuntu 15.04
You try to run TrueCrypt and it pops this error:
TrueCrypt is already running
This error is typically caused if you abruptly shutdown your Linux, without giving TrueCrypt the chance to close properly. This leaves behind a lock file named
joe is your username. Delete this file and you will be able to run TrueCrypt again.
Tried with: TrueCrypt 7.1a and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
I store a lot of my content in TrueCrypt volumes. I end up mounting these volumes many times during the week, when I need to access some files. Most of these times, I need read-only access to the volume. I rarely need to add or modify files to this volume. To prevent myself (or Windows) from making changes to the files in this volume, I use the read-only mount feature in TrueCrypt.
To turn on this feature by default for all mounting of TrueCrypt volumes, go to Settings → Preferences and select Mount volumes as read-only. After this, all TrueCrypt volumes will be mounted as read-only partitions.
On the rare occasions when you need to mount a TrueCrypt with write access, choose the Mount Options in the Mount dialog and uncheck the Mount volume as read-only option. This unchecking affects only this mount, volume mounts will still remain read-only by default.
Tried with: TrueCrypt 7.1