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Encrypting with TruPax


1 Download JRE & TruPax

Open Terminal and add the PPA for Java with sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8tea­m/ java. Next run sudo apt-get update then sudo apt-get install default-jre oracle-java8-installer. Head to http://coders to download TruPax for your machine. Right click the file, choose ‘Extract’, then use cd to navigate to its folder, eg, cd / home/ bodhi/ Downloads/TruPax9A.

2 Launch TruPax

Run java -jar trupax.jar to launch TruPax. Choose your language (German or English are the choices). Click ‘Add Files’ or ‘Add Folder’ to select data for encryption. Click ‘Make Volume’ when you are ready to set a password. TruPax will ask you where to save the file and to set a name, such as kittens.hc. You can use any name that takes your fancy as an extension.

3 Mount in VeraCrypt

Launch VeraCrypt, then click ‘Select File’. Navigate to your TruPax volume, then click ‘Mount’. Enter the password you chose earlier. Find more informatio­n about your new volume by choosing Volumes > Volume Properties. This will show where the container is mounted, eg, /dev/mapper/veracrypt2. At this stage, you may wish to increase the security (see ‘TruPax Plus’).

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