How to hide a folder through Truecrypt

True Crypt is an open source tool used for encryption.

There are many encryption options in TrueCrypt, and one of them is create a virtual encrypted disk within a file. To others, this is just a single file and they can’t open it without the password. To you, this virtual encrypted disk is the place where you store all your confidential files and folders.

How to hide a folder through Truecrypt

how to create an encrypted folder

Click the Create Volume button to build that container we were talking about.

There are a number of different types of containers, but for our first attempt we can just use the default file container.

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Click Next.

Along with the various container types, there are advanced options for creating one container inside another. Think of a bookshelf inside a library. But for now, again take the default.

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Click Next again.

Because we are using the standard file container, we need to tell it the name of the file to use. Just in case you’re thinking in terms of folders, this can be a little confusing. We are going to create a file, and then eventually it will look like another hard drive on your system, but only when it’s mounted.

volume location

So, browse to a folder, and supply a file name. No need for a suffix. When you’re ready, hit the Next button again.

Remember I said there were lots of options? You can choose from a number of encryption types and hash algorithms. Ordinary people like me take the advice of the developers, and go with the defaults.

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Yeah. Click Next.

You can create a container of any size up to the available space on your real hard drive. It’s worth considering some limits if you ever want to backup the result to portable media, so perhaps you might want to stick with 4GB or so if you want the file to be backed up to DVD. You get the idea.

In our case, we’re just creating a small container for some tax files. Setting aside 100MB seems about right, but I have created 60GB containers in the past without any trouble.

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Click Next, yet again.

Passwords are very important in Truecrypt. Tina talked earlier in the year about how to select a good one. I can’t expand on that. Make a good choice.

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Next. Again.

This screen is a little unusual. You need to move the mouse around in a random fashion for a while. Go on, you know you want to. A little more. Great.

volume format

Just for a change of pace, click Format. Then take a break.

volume format 2

All being well, you’ll get a confirmation when the format is finished.

Successfully created

Go ahead and click OK. It’s not as though you have other options.

And that’s it. Done.

Volume created

One new Truecrypt volume is quite enough for now, so click Exit, and we can move on to making use of it.

Using The New Volume

Run Truecrypt again.

Select an available drive letter from the list, and then browse to the file you just created. Just to be clear, in this case I’m going to mount the new MUO container as the O: drive.

mount volume

Click Mount to complete the job. You will be prompted for that password you carefully made up earlier. Don’t forget it. There are no back doors here.

enter passwordClick OK.

And that’s it. I now have a 100MB O: drive, ready for use.

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Click Exit, and take a look in Windows Explorer.

Google Cookies

Are Google Cookies a threat or privlidge ??

Google is the best search engine today. We all love Google, In fact many of us open Google to check if our Internet connection is working or not !! I know its funny but its a fact.
Google is the best place to search and find things that we do not know about.

Google-is-watching-you

But how many of you know about Google Cookies ??
We all know about Browser Cookies, Cookies simply store all the searches. Cookies are used to store the information about the visitors and also they are used to store the Login informations like username, passwords, etc.

Similar to Browser Cookies, Google also have Cookies.
Google builds up a detailed profile of your search terms over many years. So Google probably know when you were in love for the first time,
what diseases your children have had, who was your first crush and other things you have had searched about on google.

Google stores all the information regarding your search query, time etc. They save all this for our privlige, for our benefit.
When you will search something on google then it will show results using your old search queries.

If you want to hide all information from google then i have a solution for you !!

  • G-zapper

It helps you to stay anonymous while searching on google by deleting or blocking the google cookies that track your preferance and search history.G-Zapper helps you protect your identity and search history. G-Zapper will read the Google cookies installed on your PC, display the date it was installed, determine how long your searches have been tracked,  and display your Google searches. G-Zapper allows you to automatically delete or entirely block the Google search cookie from future installation. Easily block Google cookies and clean cookies with G-Zapper

If you don’t want a G-zapper, try a web-proxy.

The beauty with these sites is that you/your pc never makes contact with google or any other site.
All the information is sent through the proxy site’s servers.
It leaves no trace.

http://www.scroogle.org/ is good but it doesn’t allow for google images, videos, etc.

http://www.hidemyass.com/proxy/ is better but it also doesn’t work for google images.

http://anonymouse.org/anonwww.html is great, it access images, videos, etc.

Recently I’ve been testing http://unblockeverything.tk/ to get to the places others don’t reach. By the way VPN is also a nice option.