TrueCrypt v7.1a

Midas on 26 Apr 2016

TrueCrypt creates and opens secure volumes that function like an attached drive, making it possible to move files to and from a secure place, as well as open and run. Additional security features include support for key files and hidden volumes inside regular ones (for plausible deniability) for higher security, as well as hardware acceleration and benchmark tools for speed.

Supports a range of encryption algorithms including AES, Serpent, and Twofish, as well as combinations (e.g. Serpent + Twofish) in the event that one of them is eventually cracked.

Note: This program may have unfixed security vulnerabilities.  As version 7.2 only allows the opening of TrueCrypt volumes, not their creation, we are linking to a mirrror of Version 7.1a.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. Writes "LEGACY_TRUECRYPT" driver settings to the registry.
License: Open Source: TrueCrypt License Version 3.0 (donate)
How to extract:
  1. Download and launch the installer
  2. Select the Extract option to extract files to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch TrueCrypt.exe
For more information on the available options of running TrueCrypt in portable mode, read the section on Traveler Mode.
Similar/alternative apps: VeraCrypt, FreeOTFE
What's new?
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes

131 comments on TrueCrypt  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

SlowLearner 2014-05-29 16:44

TrueCrypt has gone - v7.2 instructs you to stop using it


Mixture 2014-05-29 15:47

Even the Wayback Machine ( has excluded the TrueCrypt/sourceforge and webpages.


Mixture 2014-05-29 15:32

There are two TrueCrypt clones, VeraCrypt 1.0c and HaDES 1.1.

VeraCrypt seems to be still active.

HaDES seems to be a dead link.


Mixture 2014-05-29 14:59 also automatically reverts to the TrueCrypt/sourceforge webpage.


Mixture 2014-05-29 14:46

I have never trusted this flaky software. I use the latest version of DiskCryptor and I have no problems with it! Why someone or some group went to all this effort to take down all the previous versions from the site and update (!) TrueCrypt to version 7.2 is beyond weird. When I checked every referral link in the current TrueCrypt/sourceforge webpage, this is what I found:

First link ->
Second link ->
Third link is the same as the second link.
Fourth link ->
Fifth link is the same as the second link.
Sixth link is the same as the second link.
Bottom link is the same as the first link.

The software links direct users to the new download page.
I am forced to agree with Midas and Userfriendly. Something is strange. Whether the TrueCrypt Foundation really did stop developing TC is unknown, but this kind of announcement is straight out a badly written novel.


Midas 2014-05-29 13:47

Download link diverted to FileHippo, use only v7.1a ...



Midas 2014-05-29 12:41

Unfortunately, this is major news -- Steve Gibson of just published in his blog ( a series of previously Tweeted messages by cryptographer expert Professor Matthew Green, of Johns Hopkins Uni, who recently collaborated in the TrueCrypt Audit:

"I have no idea what’s up with the Truecrypt site, or what ‘security issues’ they’re talking about.
I sent an email to our contact at Truecrypt. I’m not holding my breath though.
The sad thing is that after all this time I was just starting to like Truecrypt. I hope someone forks it if this is for real.
The audit did not find anything — or rather, nothing that we haven’t already published.
The anonymous Truecrypt dev team, from their submarine hideout. [sic] I emailed. No response. Takes a while for email to reach the sub.
I think it unlikely that an unknown hacker (a) identified the Truecrypt devs, (b) stole their signing key, (c) hacked their site.
Unlikely is not the same as impossible. So it’s *possible* that this whole thing is a hoax. I just doubt it.
But more to the point, if the Truecrypt signing key was stolen & and the TC devs can’t let us know —- that’s reason enough to be cautious."

For the time being, I think this is reason enough to freeze TrueCrypt entry at v7.1a here at TPFC...


hamasaki 2013-11-11 08:55

@webform, @guiness

Thanks for the help. I have written a batch file, which I run at shutdown and that works fine via the TC command line functions. Never had any issues with Win7. Its not really a problem now the batch file works.


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