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Druzgot
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TrueCrypted Portable Apps

What about TrueCrypting portable apps ?

atm i'm using portable apps on my truecrypt disc, but it uses a bit time to mount disc, then run application... it's not problematic on when it's on my laptop, but becomes a bit pain in a** when used from flash disc. Espacially id there is no truecrypt installed on current pc.

Any project running to integrate TrueCrypt into PortApps ?

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TrueCrypt is more a container for your PortableApps.com installation, so it's not truely integrated, exactly. I'm working on a wizard that'll make it easier, but it fell lower on the priority list.

Setting up TrueCrypt in traveller mode on any drive is relatively easy and there are numerous tutorials around online. This keeps the TrueCrypt binaries on your drive and allows you to mount it whenever you have admin rights. You can not use TrueCrypt unless you have admin rights.

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Batch for Mounting Truecrypt Volume

TrueCrypting a USB stick proved too slow for me. I store my TrueCrpyt volume on a USB hard drive and run my portable apps from that. Like John said, you need Admin rights to load the TrueCrypt executable. If you do have admin rights then try this handy batch file to mount the volume. Saves some time by bypassing the need to use the GUI.

@echo off
start /b TrueCrypt.exe /v truecrptfile /l x /a

/b = Beep when mounted or dismounted
/v = Path to the truecrypt volume. Provided it's in the same directory you don't need a drive letter or directory. Just put the name of the file in there. Gets around the issue of a changing drive letter.
/l = Forces the TrueCrypt volume to mount at a specific drive letter. Useful.
/a = Auto-mount. Actually unnecessary in current version of the software, now that I think of it.

Hope this helps.

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true, but still can be better :)

True, it's not hard to configure it, but i thought about something easier to use... espacially when i need to mount or dismount it many times daily. When reading this batch script i realised, that it can be done quite easy...
When TrueCrypt is provided in it's portable version, running portable apps could also run script to mount TrueCrypt disc, and then run PortApps from that mounted disc.

I hope you know what I mean Smile Propably it's quite easy to do, but i'm not a programmist Smile

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I have made a container for

I have made a container for specific apps, not one big one for all apps. This keeps the container size down and possibly also the read/write size to the containers. I did this for several reasons; some applications don't need to be encrypted (like games or GIMP) and it's easier to manage by just deleting a folder to remove the application. The mounting/dismounting is handled by a launcher. The downside of this approach is that each truecrypt protected app takes a driveletter. But so far I haven't got a problem with to many drive letters as I don't run that much of them simultaneously.

The launcher detects the next available driveletter and mounts there, then launches the original portable launcher. Very useful I think.

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an idea how to make it :)

I realised how to make it by using batch script, but it's still a bit static...

I know that my flash dive will mount as drive K:, and i know volume name of trucrypt disc that will be mounted (it's showed when i type 'mountvol'

on flash, there is made an empty directory 'PortableApps'
so i can start now Smile

@echo off
start k:\truecrypt.exe /v k:\portapps.tc /lm /q
mountvol k:\PortableApps 'volume name'
mountvol m: /d
start k:\startportableapps.exe

but there are issues with a bit of gui and accessibility, f.e. when TC is dismounted.

It's more or less a way it should work... i think Smile

thanks for your ideas Smile i will try to fix something to make it work Smile

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Did you check also the Beta

Did you check also the Beta Version of Portable Truecrypt ?

https://portableapps.com/node/14374

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checking :)

no yet ... omw to do this Smile

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Used it while befor, but there is one more thing i need. I have few certificates in my Thunderbird and Firefox, so when usd with your version of PortTC i cannot keep them save on TC together with using PortAppsMenu (or there is something I don't know).
Anyway it's a bit more useful interface then standard version of portable TC, I will keep it in my PA Smile thanks

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