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Using VeraCrypt Without Administrator Privileges
In Windows, a user who does not have administrator privileges can use VeraCrypt, but only after a system administrator installs VeraCrypt on the system. The reason for that is that VeraCrypt needs a device driver to provide transparent on-the-fly
encryption/decryption, and users without administrator privileges cannot install/start device drivers in Windows.
After a system administrator installs VeraCrypt on the system, users without administrator privileges will be able to run VeraCrypt, mount/dismount any type of VeraCrypt volume, load/save data from/to it, and create file-hosted VeraCrypt volumes on the system.
However, users without administrator privileges cannot encrypt/format partitions, cannot create NTFS volumes, cannot install/uninstall VeraCrypt, cannot change passwords/keyfiles for VeraCrypt partitions/devices, cannot backup/restore headers of VeraCrypt
partitions/devices, and they cannot run VeraCrypt in ‘portable’ mode.
Last edited Nov 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM by idrassi, version 2