VeraCrypt v1.24 Update 6 Updated

webfork on 31 May 2020
  • 55MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by abc

VeraCrypt is volume encryption software that functions like an attached drive, making it possible to actively work with data like any other drive until the volume is dismounted. The program supports favorites, hot keys, hardware acceleration, and auto-mount options. Includes a variety of available tools for added security including keyfiles, security tokens, hidden volumes, auto-dismount, cascaded encryption and cached password management.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, VeraCrypt Portable is also available.

VeraCrypt is based on the inactive TrueCrypt, attempting to solve some of the program's documented weaknesses. The program can open and convert TrueCrypt volumes.

System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. Writes "LEGACY_VERACRYPT" driver settings to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable version" installer and launch
  2. When prompted to install, select the Extract option and select a folder of your choice
  3. Launch VeraCrypt.exe
For more information on the available options of running VeraCrypt in portable mode, read the section on Portable Mode.
Similar/alternative apps: TrueCrypt
What's new? See: Notes.html

11 comments on VeraCrypt  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

webfork 2020-01-27 09:59

@Gougueuleu: that's true, but we've listed admin in the requirements section. As to weather that's "true" portable depends on who you ask.

v1.24 Update 4

Gougueuleu 2020-01-27 03:04

On MS windows, this is not a portable version : It needs an admin account, to dezip and install the exe.

v1.24 Update 4

Mixture 2020-01-25 10:19

NOW, version 1.24 update 4 installs properly on my Windows 10 system! What the %*@?# is wrong with my computer?!

v1.24 Update 4

Mixture 2020-01-24 17:09

I tried downloading version 1.24 update 4 from MajorGeeks, Snapfiles, and and always go the same error whenever I tried to install it on my Windows 10 system.

Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

Seeing that it was still usable on Windows XP, I copied the download to a flash drive and tried installing it there. A new error popped up.

This distribution package is damaged. Please try downloading it again (preferably from the official VeraCrypt website at

I checked the SHA256 hash checksum and it is correct so I know my download was good. Until VeraCrypt and/or Microsoft fixes their error, I must stay with version 1.24 update 2.

v1.24 Update 4

Mixture 2017-07-11 17:29

Version 1.21 still does not install on my Windows 10 system. I had the same problem with the 1.20 version of VeraCrypt.


Shadeclan 2017-05-31 16:41

CodePlex, the repository of Veracrypt, has been shut down and Veracrypt can now be found here:


Checker 2015-09-11 16:07

@smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)


smaragdus 2015-09-11 00:49

The latest stable version of VeraCrypt is 1.13-


MoisheP 2015-07-27 17:56

As shown above, "Download the installer and launch", this is not a portable application, but an application hidden inside an encrypted installer. Most installers can be accessed readily as an archive using 7-Zip, PeaZip or other application, and the contents can then be extracted and sent to Virustotal without executing any code in the installer. That is not the case with VeraCrypt, since one must execute the installer to unzip the application.

This does not mean that the application or installer is untrustworthy, but it does mean one can't examine the internal files until the installer runs. More openness would be appreciated.


webfork 2015-07-27 01:24

MoisheP: Could you provide some detail on what you mean in forums?


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