I don’t know if I should post this in “Windows 10” or in “General Security” or somewhere else; I’ll try “Windows 10”.
I have been peacefully using True Crypt for years, currently on one XP computer and one Windows 7 computer.
I am not encrypting the entire drive; I am using True Crypt containers to hold sensitive documents.
I am having more and more difficulties with the aging XP computer and the other day it wouldn’t boot normally. I decided to buy a new computer, which is a Windows 10, a Dell Inspiron 3647.
When I tried to download TrueCrypt to the new computer I was brought up to speed on what it appears the rest of the world already knows, that there is no more downloading TrueCrypt.
I tend to save my Setup files and I found one for TrueCrypt 7.1a.
It installed on Windows 10 but unfortunately it is functioning in Read Only mode only.
I cannot add anything to an existing crypt container (I moved a crypt container from the dying XP computer in Safe Mode to an external drive and then to the Windows 10 computer).
I get a message that I might try changing permissions, which I did but had no success in altering the Read Only status. The message also suggested moving the crypt container to “Documents”. That did not help either.
So after the above long winded story I have two questions that I hope someone can help me with:
(1) Is there a way to get TrueCrypt 7.1a to fully function on Windows 10?
(2) Is there another encryption program that anyone would recommend if TrueCrypt 7.1a will not work on Windows 10?
I really like TrueCrypt and I hope there is a successful answer to question #1.
Thanking in advance for any help.
Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 22 August 2015 - 05:30 PM.
Moved from Win 10 to 'Encryption methods and programs'