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I was trying to permanently encrypt a 1.8Tb hard drive. I started the process and paused it. When resuming the process next morning the following error appears:




veracryptuser_3n6 wrote Jan 27 at 10:54 AM

I also received this error message although I was simply trying to create a simple encrypted file container. My error messages has additional information stating that there is insufficient space to create the container. However this is not the case as I'm trying to create a 750Mb (mega) file on a hard drive with 120Gb (giga) free space. There are no other issues with existing create file containers and works perfectly otherwise.

Spec (if needs for any diagnostics):
Windows 10 Home N ver. 1607 build 14393.693 32-bit (64-bit processor)
Running within a VMWare Fusion 8.5.3 (4696910)
Veracrypt 1.19 (32-bit)
Installed and running under my user account (which is an admin account)

I had a work around by running Veracrypt with Admin permissions which worked :)

You do get a message stating you are creating the container as Admin and do you want to continue as you may not have access due to permissions. In my case that doesn't matter, but might if encrypting a whole drive - even if this workaround works for you.

It might not be the same underlying issue obviously as the error is quiet vague - and in my case technically incorrect as I suspect it's that it doesn't have access to create rather than enough space. But it might be related around permissions.

Not tested earlier version of Veracrypt yet but will try and provide further feedback.

random1556 wrote Feb 4 at 10:27 AM

Thank you for your comment. Ufortunetly I tried it and it didn t work in my case. But I find a workaround which I didnt expected it to work. I just desencrypt the volume despite it wasnt fully encrypted. I recovered my data and may try future encryptions.


Windows 8.1 (64 bits)
Volume of 1.8Tb
Veracrypt 1.19 (64 bits)