Recommended: TrueCrypt Replacement in Kali Linux (2.0, 64 Bit Version)

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As I installed the latest release of Kali Linux 2.0, 64 Bit, I found out that it’s no longer pre installed with TrueCrypt. I need TrueCrypt to open my 200 GB encrypted volume using four keyfiles.

To continuously use an encrypted volume created from TrueCrypt, I recommend to try using VeraCrypt instead. I’ve tested this and it normally runs similarly to TrueCrypt.

The current stable release is VeraCrypt version 1.13. Download from their official download website: Select your  download, which is 15.8 Mb.
VeraCrypt Linux Setup 1.13

Open terminal and go to Download folder:
#cd Downloads/

Extract the downloaded installer in compressed file form:
#tar xvf veracrypt-1.13-setup.tar.bz2

This four files will be extracted in same folder:

Install VeraCrypt depending on your OS (for my 64 bit):

Simply follow the instructions:
1) A dialog box will pop up, click on Install VeraCrypt button
2) Click on I accept and agree to be bound by the license terms
3) Click on OK button
4) Press Enter key to exit

To open the encrypted volume:
1) Click on Application menu
2) Go down and click on Usual Applications
3) Go down and go to Accessories then go right and select and click on VeraCrypt
4) In VeraCrypt window, select the number to mount the volume
5) Click on Select File to browse the encrypted volume to mount
6) Click on Mount
7) Check TrueCrypt Mode
8) Click Keyfiles button (browse your keyfiles), or enter your password
9) Click Ok button

The encrypted volume will be mounted and can now work normally.


Hope this helps. Have fun!!!

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  1. Thank you for all of the much needed information.

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