Free open source on-the-fly encryption software

TrueCrypt Volume

There are two types of TrueCrypt volumes:

  • File-hosted (container)
  • Partition/device-hosted (non-system)

Note: In addition to creating the above types of virtual volumes, TrueCrypt can encrypt a physical partition/drive where Windows is installed (for more information, see the chapter System Encryption).

A TrueCrypt file-hosted volume is a normal file, which can reside on any type of storage device. It contains (hosts) a completely independent encrypted virtual disk device.

A TrueCrypt partition is a hard disk partition encrypted using TrueCrypt. You can also encrypt entire hard disks, USB hard disks, USB memory sticks, and other types of storage devices.

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