Hide Your Most Private Files In A Secret Encrypted Volume

Hide Your Most Private Files In A Secret Encrypted Volume

This makes that hidden folder invisible to everyone who doesn’t know it exists. The larger volume (whether you encrypt your whole drive or just a few folders) can act as a sort of decoy — useful if you’re ever forced to decrypt your laptop or that password-protected container that’s not hidden.

The video above from Tinkernut walks you through creating this secret encrypted drive within a drive using TrueCrypt.

Weekend Hacker: Make a Secret Encrypted Drive [Tinkernut]


  • Truecrypt is a brilliant encryption tool – it is extremely stable and reliable. I particuarly like the hidden volume aspect – I use full disk encryption and then hidden volume encryption to create 2 layers of security. you can even create a hidden operating system if you so wish.

  • Yes, TrueCrypt is really excellent. It’s just a little bit complex for me to encrypt folders. I hope the developer may simplify the encryption process for me- a computer moron, haha… I’ve used Kakasoft Folder Protector to protect my folders, I’m satisfied with it so far.

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