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VeraCrypt System Files & Application Data

Note: %windir% is the main Windows installation path (e.g., C:\WINDOWS)

VeraCrypt Driver

%windir%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\veracrypt.sys

Note: This file is not present when VeraCrypt is run in portable mode.

VeraCrypt Settings, Application Data, and Other System Files

WARNING: Note that VeraCrypt does not encrypt any of the files listed in this section (unless it encrypts the system partition/drive).

The following files are saved in the folder %APPDATA%\VeraCrypt\. In portable mode, these files are saved to the folder from which you run the file VeraCrypt.exe (i.e., the folder in which VeraCrypt.exe resides):

  • "Configuration.xml" (the main configuration file).
  • "System Encryption.xml" (temporary configuration file used during the initial process of in-place encryption/decryption of the system partition/drive).
  • "Default Keyfiles.xml"
    • Note: This file may be absent if the corresponding VeraCrypt feature is not used.
  • "Favorite Volumes.xml"
    • Note: This file may be absent if the corresponding VeraCrypt feature is not used.
  • "History.xml" (the list of last twenty files/devices attempted to be mounted as VeraCrypt volumes or attempted to be used as hosts for VeraCrypt volumes; this feature can be disabled – for more information, see the section Never Save History)
    • Note: This file may be absent if the corresponding VeraCrypt feature is not used.
  • "In-Place Encryption" (temporary configuration file used during the initial process of in-place encryption/decryption of a non-system volume).
  • "In-Place Encryption Wipe Algo" (temporary configuration file used during the initial process of in-place encryption/decryption of a non-system volume).
  • "Post-Install Task - Tutorial" (temporary configuration file used during the process of installation or upgrade of VeraCrypt).
  • "Post-Install Task - Release Notes" (temporary configuration file used during the process of installation or upgrade of VeraCrypt).

The following files are saved in the folder %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\VeraCrypt\:

  • "Original System Loader" (a backup of the original content of the first drive track made before the VeraCrypt Boot Loader was written to it).
    • Note: This file is absent if the system partition/drive has not been encrypted.

The following files are saved in the folder %windir%\system32 (32-bit systems) or %windir%\SysWOW64 (64-bit systems):

  • "VeraCrypt System Favorite Volumes.xml"
    • Note: This file may be absent if the corresponding VeraCrypt feature is not used.
  • VeraCrypt.exe
    • Note: A copy of this file is located in this folder only when mounting of system favorite volumes is enabled.

 

Last edited Mar 7, 2015 at 8:49 PM by idrassi, version 2