Page 1 of 2
1
2
LastLast
  1. #1

    Creating a hidden, password protected True Crypt container/volume

    I followed the tutorial on the website and created a separate volume that was encrypted and I was able to store files on, but it showed up as M Drive under my computer and didn't even prompt me for a password (I did set one) to access it. I've heard you can have hidden volumes disguised as some innocuous file, that when opened prompts you for the password and contains the files you want encrypted/hidden.

    I wasn't able to figure this out on their website, so I was hoping someone on here might know of a guide that walks you through the process step by step.

    Any help is appreciated, thanks.

  2. #2
    Herald of the Titans shroudster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    netherlands
    Posts
    2,890
    depends would it make us aid you with any criminal activities?

    no personal exp with such encryption but usually a special command is used in order to show/hide such partition(s)/drive(s). (and usually hiden by default)

  3. #3
    You sure you don't have the crypted volumes automatically mounted or something?
    Never going to log into this garbage forum again as long as calling obvious troll obvious troll is the easiest way to get banned.
    Trolling should be.

  4. #4
    No criminal activity lol. My computer is on 24/7 and there are other people who could possibly access when I'm not around (they're not supposed to, but you never know). And turning it off isn't an option, so I'd like the ability to make it impossible to access certain files except for me.

  5. #5
    Herald of the Titans shroudster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    netherlands
    Posts
    2,890
    Quote Originally Posted by Hemoglobin View Post
    No criminal activity lol. My computer is on 24/7 and there are other people who could possibly access when I'm not around (they're not supposed to, but you never know). And turning it off isn't an option, so I'd like the ability to make it impossible certain files except for me.
    setup different accounts with different levels of acces is easier. (and keep admin rights solely to your account)

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by vesseblah View Post
    You sure you don't have the crypted volumes automatically mounted or something?
    I'm not sure I follow you. When I was following the tutorial it had me pick an area to save the volume. I picked inside a folder that is a bit of a pain to get to unless you know where to look. After that it had me format something and select a letter designation for the drive to be mounted to. I chose M.

    ---------- Post added 2013-01-20 at 08:38 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    setup different accounts with different levels of acces is easier. (and keep admin rights solely to your account)
    That's not an option either unfortunately. Unless there's some way I can set up the computer to have the programs I run, running in the background and being completely locked out from accessing anything on the computer unless a password is entered.

    ---------- Post added 2013-01-20 at 08:40 PM ----------

    Basically a program that puts a password prompt on the screen and unless you enter it you can't do anything while still letting whatever programs I might of had running still function. There anything like that?

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Hemoglobin View Post
    I'm not sure I follow you. When I was following the tutorial it had me pick an area to save the volume. I picked inside a folder that is a bit of a pain to get to unless you know where to look. After that it had me format something and select a letter designation for the drive to be mounted to. I chose M.
    No I mean last time I tried TrueCrypt it had an option to automatically load all crypted drives with single password, you might need to turn that off. It could even have an option to open all crypted files with just windows password, don't remember that, it's been a while...
    Never going to log into this garbage forum again as long as calling obvious troll obvious troll is the easiest way to get banned.
    Trolling should be.

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by vesseblah View Post
    No I mean last time I tried TrueCrypt it had an option to automatically load all crypted drives with single password, you might need to turn that off. It could even have an option to open all crypted files with just windows password, don't remember that, it's been a while...
    Can't say I remember any options like that.

  9. #9
    Herald of the Titans shroudster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    netherlands
    Posts
    2,890
    how come the different accounts solution isn't viable for you OP? (there are options to hide files/drives completely from other accounts etc aswell)

  10. #10
    The Lightbringer CheezusCrust's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Posts
    3,339
    Quote Originally Posted by Hemoglobin View Post
    I'm not sure I follow you. When I was following the tutorial it had me pick an area to save the volume. I picked inside a folder that is a bit of a pain to get to unless you know where to look. After that it had me format something and select a letter designation for the drive to be mounted to. I chose M.

    ---------- Post added 2013-01-20 at 08:38 PM ----------



    That's not an option either unfortunately. Unless there's some way I can set up the computer to have the programs I run, running in the background and being completely locked out from accessing anything on the computer unless a password is entered.

    ---------- Post added 2013-01-20 at 08:40 PM ----------

    [/COLOR]Basically a program that puts a password prompt on the screen and unless you enter it you can't do anything while still letting whatever programs I might of had running still function. There anything like that?
    That's exactly how the lock system works in Windows 7.
    i5-4670k 4.2GHz | EVGA GTX 980 | 16GB Kingston HyperX | 256GB 840 EVO | Corsair H100i | Noctua IndustialPPC
    ASUS PB298Q 4K | 2x QNIX QH2710 | CM Storm Rapid w/ Reds | Steelseries Rival | Schiit Stack w/ Sennheiser HD8

  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    how come the different accounts solution isn't viable for you OP? (there are options to hide files/drives completely from other accounts etc aswell)
    Basically because I don't want them to be able to access the programs I'm running either. That, and logging into another account with less privileges would require me to log out of this one and close all the tabs I have open which I don't want to have to do.

    ---------- Post added 2013-01-20 at 08:52 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    That's exactly how the lock system works in Windows 7.
    How does that work?

  12. #12
    If you want to lock out certain programs and don't need to keep those running on background all the time you can use virtual machine and encrypt that as a single file. It's the only reasonable way to allow partial access to the installed programs on a single login.
    Never going to log into this garbage forum again as long as calling obvious troll obvious troll is the easiest way to get banned.
    Trolling should be.

  13. #13

  14. #14
    I am Murloc! Cyanotical's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    5,312
    Quote Originally Posted by vesseblah View Post
    If you want to lock out certain programs and don't need to keep those running on background all the time you can use virtual machine and encrypt that as a single file. It's the only reasonable way to allow partial access to the installed programs on a single login.
    when i took enterprise security, we theorized that the ultimate encryption was to use something similar to this, but store it on a RAID0 volume and remove one of the array drives when not in use

    that way the encryption is striped and impossible to decrypt without the second half of data


    OP: what you are trying to do is not impossible, but it's much more common in linux, i would suggest simply using volume encryption, and mount the volume in a folder, the volume won't show up as anything logical with a letter, and you can hide it in a common folder and name it something mundane

    i7-4790K | Z97 Class. | 8GB DDR3-2133 | GTX-690 Quad SLI | RAIDR | 512GB Samsung 830 | AX1200 | RV05
    Dell U2711 | Ducky Shine3 YoS | Steelseries Sensei | Xonar Essence One | KRK RP8G2s

  15. #15
    Herald of the Titans shroudster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    netherlands
    Posts
    2,890
    Quote Originally Posted by Hemoglobin View Post
    That wouldn't work unfortunately since I always have it running.
    for what specific scenario are you using that pc that you are in need of such high demands in usage and yet the need to hide stuff? (pc in the wrong place or sheer lack of hardware of other people?)

    @cyanotical, damm that's overkill encryption.

  16. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    for what specific scenario are you using that pc that you are in need of such high demands in usage and yet the need to hide stuff? (pc in the wrong place or sheer lack of hardware of other people?)
    It's pretty much downloading 24/7 which is why I can't just log off to prevent people from accessing the computer since it will halt the downloads.

    ---------- Post added 2013-01-20 at 09:40 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    OP: what you are trying to do is not impossible, but it's much more common in linux, i would suggest simply using volume encryption, and mount the volume in a folder, the volume won't show up as anything logical with a letter, and you can hide it in a common folder and name it something mundane
    That's kind of what I did. I picked a hard to find folder and it created the file which I named volume and made it large enough to store all the files I wanted. But it then had me pick a letter designation and mount it, similar to your C drive, D drive, and so on. Except after mounting it and choosing M as the letter designation, I was able to transfer files to it, but it never asked for a password. I was able to just open it up and access the files.

  17. #17
    Herald of the Titans shroudster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    netherlands
    Posts
    2,890
    Quote Originally Posted by Hemoglobin View Post
    It's pretty much downloading 24/7 which is why I can't just log off to prevent people from accessing the computer since it will halt the downloads.
    too much grey area tbh, what kind of files (size wise? how big is your bandwidth, why is halting not an option?)
    also if people were to use the pc while downloading (even in the background) it would still affect their usage aswell if they were to use the internet.

  18. #18
    downloading porn 24/7?

    as already stated, in win 7 you can just go to the login screen without logging off and stopping your programs, thus preventing others to access them depending on the accounts they can login with

  19. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    too much grey area tbh, what kind of files (size wise? how big is your bandwidth, why is halting not an option?)
    also if people were to use the pc while downloading (even in the background) it would still affect their usage aswell if they were to use the internet.
    Size of what I want hidden? It varies. Nothing really consistent. The internet is bad so I pretty much have it downloading all the time which is why I don't want to have to stop the downloads. And other people's internet being affected isn't an issue.

    ---------- Post added 2013-01-20 at 09:52 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by burek View Post
    downloading porn 24/7?

    as already stated, in win 7 you can just go to the login screen without logging off and stopping your programs, thus preventing others to access them depending on the accounts they can login with
    Lol, no. Just movies/shows/ect. So if I just use the windows key + L command to get to the login screen it will still download in the background?

  20. #20
    So you're basically downloading donkey porn or something else embarrassing on home computer 24/7 and dont want anybody else using the computer to know it?

    Best way to do it is downloading into hidden folder with some torrent program that runs as a background service even when you log off. If those don't stay hidden on your home PC, you're screwed.
    Never going to log into this garbage forum again as long as calling obvious troll obvious troll is the easiest way to get banned.
    Trolling should be.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •