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Missing C & D drives

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I have upgraded to version 1.18 and started VeraCrypt (on an unencrypted system) yet I cannot see C or D drives listed with the full list of available drive letters. Last time I encrypted the system partition (C drive) I could not encrypt D as the letter was not available.

My system is on two physical drives, C for the main OS and D for all personal data (Documents, Pictures, etc.,) so I am not sure how to proceed. How do I overcome this conundrum?

Kind regards,

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Morrile37 wrote Aug 20, 2016 at 3:28 PM

Forgot to mention I am on Windows 10 build 10586.545

Enigma2Illusion wrote Aug 20, 2016 at 5:24 PM

The VeraCrypt Select Device will never show the OS drive letter or drive letters of other disk drives/partition which already have a drive letter assigned. That is why you do not see C & D drive letters.
My system is on two physical drives, C for the main OS and D for all personal data (Documents, Pictures, etc.,) so I am not sure how to proceed. How do I overcome this conundrum?
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In the VeraCrypt main screen, click on the word System at the top and select Encrypt System Drive/Partition.
Select encrypt only OS paritition instead of whole disk since you cannot encrypt the System Reserved partition or your system will not boot after you complete the encryption of that partition.

After you successfully encrypt the OS partition, you can encrypt the D drive using in-place encryption. Once the D drive has completed the encryption, with the volume dismounted, go into Disk Management to remove D drive letter assignment.

Now you can mount the volume with your personal data by selecting the available D drive letter and add it to System Favorites if you want the D drive to mount along with system encryption by using the same password and optional PIM value that you used when encrypting the system partition.

https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=System%20Favorite%20Volumes

Morrile wrote Aug 22, 2016 at 7:41 AM

Many thanks for the advice. On the previous version 1.17a I had managed to encrypt the whole system drive without any problems; however, this time I shall not encrypt the reserve partition.

Morrile wrote Aug 22, 2016 at 8:14 PM

Hello,

How do I perform an "in-place encryption" as the process is not very clear on how to proceed?

Kind regards,

Enigma2Illusion wrote Aug 22, 2016 at 9:23 PM

  1. Click on the Create Volume in main window of VeraCrypt.
  2. Encypt a non-system partition
  3. Standard VeraCrypt Volume
  4. Select your D drive device.
  5. Encrypt partition in-place
Continue following the prompts.

Morrile wrote Aug 23, 2016 at 9:21 AM

Hello Enigma2Illusion,

I was searching for the actual wording "in-place encryption," so no wonder I could not find it. Many thanks again for further clarifying the process as you have been very helpful. As I type this D is being encrypted so I am nearly there.

As more and more people try and gain access into other peoples systems encryption is the way forward to protect one's computers.

Kind regards,