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Wish: Integration of Truecrypt in Portable Apps

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mmeuter
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Wish: Integration of Truecrypt in Portable Apps

I would like to protect my USB stick but if i put all applications into a Truecrypt image, I can only use them, if I have administrator privileges which severely limits portability. On the other hand I would like to protect some of the applications, like Thunderbird or Sunbird, while the most could remain free. One possibility would be to install one portable app on a protected portion of the drive, others on the free part, but then you have two menus, making it not an elegant choice. It would like to be able to mount programs into the menu from a truecrypted image. If I click on them, Truecrypt starts and requires a password and after that the application starts. Then I could use the common applications on each computer, only the protected ones require administrator privileges and all applications would have one common menu.

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Alpha 2

Alpha 2 or 3 of the new platform will be adding in TrueCrypt integration. Alpha one comes out in a few days.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

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That is great to hear as such

That is great to hear as such a support is really useful to keep some applications like a mail client private.

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temporary solution

i just started using PA last night. great app btw, thanks to all who contribute...

anyways. my solution to integrating truecrypt into PA is to make two batch files that mount and dismount truecrypt using command line options.
it'll look something like this:

@echo off
TrueCrypt.exe /v MyFiles /m rm /e /q
exit /B

then you have to compile the .bat files into .exe using whatever utility you like. then just place the .exe files into your apps directory and they will show up in PA.

the only reason for the whole .bat->.exe is that PA won't recognize .bat files so i was forced to make them into .exe

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