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sks man
05-28-2010, 10:34
If I encrypt my entire HD and OS then back up my files to a CD will the files on the CD be encrypted?

HKUSP45Css
05-28-2010, 11:04
My best guess is "no."

Once yu have entered your password the file system behaves normally (which is why you can e-mail files to people). If you're doing a bit-by-bit backup to an image then yes. If you're copying data from the encrypted drive to another unencrypted store then, no.

http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/
http://www.truecrypt.org/faq.php
http://forums.truecrypt.org/

Read some more about the product before you take the plunge. Encryption should not be taken lightly, you can destroy your data if you're just "funning around."

I work on encrypted systems all the time.

sks man
05-28-2010, 11:16
Thanks for your reply.

Not any funning around here. I just dont have a second machine to check the cd on.

HKUSP45Css
05-28-2010, 16:12
Thanks for your reply.

Not any funning around here. I just dont have a second machine to check the cd on.

I didn't mean to diminish your technical ability. I get all levels opf people asking me all levels of technical questions.

I just wanted to impress upon you the possible ramifications.

sks man
05-28-2010, 16:15
Not a problem.No offense was taken.

Thanks again for your reply.