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How to Install TrueCrypt (Windows)

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TrueCrypt can be either be installed onto your system, or could be configured to run as a portable application.  Running TrueCrypt as a portable application allows you to store TrueCrypt on a flash drive and run it from any computer  You can then access your encrypted data from any computer.

 

To Install:

1. Download TrueCrypt: http://www.truecrypt.org/downloads

2. Double click the TrueCrypt Installer.

3. Put a check in box to accept the license terms, and then click Accept.

4. Choose Install and click Next.

5. Click Install.  Note: You can make any changes to these settings if needed, but the default choices are fine for most systems.

6. Click Ok then Click No.

7. Click Finish.

 

To use Portable Mode:

1. Download TrueCrypt: http://www.truecrypt.org/downloads

2. Double click the TrueCrypt Installer.

3. Put a check in box to accept the license terms, and then click Accept.

4. Choose Extract and click Next.

5. Choose a location to store the files, and then click Extract.

6. Click Ok then Click Finish.

7. Copy the folder created above onto your portable flash drive.

Note: TrueCrypt can be run in both Windows and OSX.  The same encrypted volume can be accessed in either system.  To make a flash disk that is usable on both platform, the OSX version of TrueCrypt must be copied to the flash drive as well.  Both versions must be run manually.

 

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