New: VeraCrypt Portable 1.17 (free disk encryption) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on May 24, 2016 - 7:26pm

VeraCrypt Portable 1.17 has been released. VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption utility allowing you to both encrypt full physical drives and make encrypted logical volumes. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. And it's open source and completely free.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.


Screenshot VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software based on TrueCrypt 7.1a. It allows secure encryption of full disks as well as virtual volumes that can be mounted on the fly. VeraCrypt has support for various encryption algorithms (AES, Serpent, TwoFish), keyfiles, security tokens, hotkeys, and more.

Learn more about VeraCrypt.... Installer / Format

VeraCrypt Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


VeraCrypt Portable is available for immediate download from the VeraCrypt Portable homepage. Get it today!

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Nice addition! But I think the description is a bit confusing.
First of all, what's the difference between drives and volumes?
Secondly, how can you encrypt already encrypted items?

make encrypted both...and encrypted.

You my wish to view the documentation for the app, as PortableApps only makes portable the app but the original app documentation is best place to read and review and find out information.

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drive is whole harddrive. volume is an old word meaning folder. basically a volume refers to content rather than the physical drive it is on

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The language has been adjusted to hopefully make it more understandable.

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A volume is a file you create that can then be mounted as a drive letter on a given computer and used as any other drive. Hence the name logical volume. It's a volume that exists logically but it is not a physical drive itself (like your hard drive or flash drive is). A volume is not a folder.

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