Create The Encrypted Virtual Disk Storage Using TrueCrypt

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The computer had gave a lot of ease to its users to manage their daily work such as typing the document. The computer also can become the effective storage which the users can save various type of document regardless whether they are confidential or not.

Now, I want to focus about keep the confidential document. Of course, keep the confidential document is not same like keep the ordinary document. The computer users need a computer disk storage which is hard to access by the unauthorized users when keep their confidential document inside it.  

To create the disk storage which is secure and difficult to access, you need to apply the encryption technique. For the purpose of that I suggest you to use the freeware named TrueCrypt.  



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IN THIS ARTICLE I WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO CREATE THE ENCRYPTED DISK STORAGE USING TRUECRYPT. THE DISK STORAGE THAT I WANT TO CREATE IS CONSIDERED VIRTUAL ENCRYPTED. YOU, THEN CAN USE THIS ENCRYPTED VIRTUAL DISK STORAGE TO KEEP YOUR CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENT INSIDE IT.



The Procedures

In this section, I would like to show you how to create the virtual encrypted disk storage using TrueCrypt. I assume that you had downloaded and installed this freeware into your computer system.

  1. Double click the TrueCrypt icon to launch the freeware –-> you will be presented with the interface like below

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  2. Based on above, click Create Volume –-> the TrueCrypt Volume Creation Wizard appears like below

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  3. Based on above, click radio button Create an encrypted file container –-> click Next


  4. At this step, choose the type of volume for your encrypted disk storage. For the novice users, you can click radio button Standard TrueCrypt volume –-> click Next

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  5. Start from this step, you will begin to create the encrypted virtual disk storage.  

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    For the purpose of that, click Select File… –-> names the TrueCrypt container file (.tc) –> specify the path where you want to save the file –-> click Save

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  6. Now, you will notice the path of the TrueCrypt container file (*.tc) in the dropdown menu like below –-> click Next

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  7. Choose the Encryption Algorithm as AES –-> click Next

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  8. Type the number of volume size inside the text box like below. This size is the size of your encrypted virtual disk storage –-> determine the byte unit (eg: KB, MB or GB) by clicking the appropriate radio button –-> click Next

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  9. Type the volume password. You will need this password when you want to access your encrypted virtual disk storage. The strong password is long password and must has special character combining with alphabet and number.

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    It is recommended to create the keyfile in order to make your encrypted virtual disk storage become harder to access by the unauthorized users. For the purpose of that, you must generate the keyfile.


  10. Click the check box that represent Use keyfiles –-> click the button Keyfiles…

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    The box like below will be displayed on the computer desktop. Click the button Generate Random Keyfile…

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    Then, the keyfile generator like below will appears. Click the button Generate and Save Keyfile… 

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    Names your keyfile –-> specify the path where you want to save the keyfile –-> click button Save

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    Click OK when you see the message below 

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    Click button Close

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    Important Note:
    Please caution that you should not modify the contents of the keyfile after you create it. It is because you will not be able to access the virtual encrypted disk with the modified keyfile. 


  11. Click the button Add Files…

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  12. Select the keyfile that you created in the step 10 –-> click button Open. 

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    click OK –-> click Next.

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  13. At this step, you will be prompted to format your encrypted virtual disk storage. Choose the appropriate file system for the disk –-> click button Format –-> please wait.

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    Click OK when you see the box like below. This mean, you had successfully created your encrypted virtual disk storage. 

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  14. Click button Exit

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How To Use

In this section we will learn how to store your confidential document into your encrypted virtual disk storage.

  1. Double click the TrueCrypt icon to launch the freeware –-> you will be presented with the interface like below

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  2. Based on above, click Select File… –-> when you see the selection box like below, click to choose the encrypted virtual disk storage (in form of container file) that you had created –-> click Open

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  3. Now, you will see the path where the TrueCrypt container file is saved in the drop down menu like below –-> choose the drive letter to represent your encrypted virtual disk storage –> click Mount 

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  4. Insert the password –-> click the check box Use keyfiles –-> click the button Keyfiles…

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    Then, you will see the interface like below. Click the button Add Files…

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    Now, click to choose the keyfile that you had created before –-> click the button Open –-> click OK –-> click OK.

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  5. Now, the virtual encrypted disk had been mounted. See below

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    If you see inside My Computer, you will see the icon of local disk with the drive letter L:. This local disk is representing the virtual encrypted disk storage.

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  6. Now, you can save your confidential document into the local disk (L:) which represent your encrypted virtual disk storage. The document will be encrypted, once you paste it into the disk.

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