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How Do I Encrypt a Thumb Drive Using TrueCrypt?

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Follow the steps in the table below to encrypt a thumb/flash drive using TrueCrypt:

Step

Action

1

Launch TrueCrypt from the Applications menu.

2

The "TrueCrypt" application will be displayed.

3

Click the Create Volume button.

4

The "TrueCrypt Volume Creation Wizard" will be displayed.

5

Select the Encrypt a non-system partition/drive radial and click Next >.

6

Select the Standard TrueCrypt volume radial and click Next >.

7

Browse to the drive you wish to encrypt and click Next >.

8

Select the Create encrypted volume and format it radial and click Next >.

9

 For Encryption Algorithm select AES.

10

For Hash Algorithm select SHA-512.

11

Click Next >.

12

Enter and confirm a system password and click Next >.

13

Move the mouse randomly over the window to generate random encryption data.  Click Next >.

Note:  User of Windows Vista may be prompted to authenticate via UAC.

14

Click Next >.

15

Click OK




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