TrueCrypt is a powerful and popular open source disk encryption software that is used to secure data on computers, servers, and mobile devices. It works by encrypting entire disks or specific files and folders, making them virtually unreadable to anyone without the correct password.
TrueCrypt can be configured to dismount encrypted volumes when you hibernate your computer. This is an important feature that ensures your data remains secure even when the computer is not in use. Hibernation is a power-saving state that saves the contents of memory onto the hard drive, allowing you to quickly resume work when the computer is turned back on. Without dismounting the encrypted volumes, the data stored on them could potentially be accessed while the computer is in hibernation.
To set up TrueCrypt to dismount encrypted volumes when you hibernate your computer, you will first need to install and configure the software. Once installed, open the TrueCrypt console and select the “Settings” menu. Under the “General” tab, check the box next to “Dismount all TrueCrypt volumes when Windows is hibernated”.
Next, you will need to configure your Windows system to enable hibernation. In the Start menu, type “power options” and select the “Power Options” setting. On the left side of the window, click on “Choose what the power buttons do”. Under the “Shutdown settings” section, check the box next to “Hibernate”.
Finally, you will need to configure TrueCrypt to mount the encrypted volumes when Windows is resumed from hibernation. To do this, open the TrueCrypt console and select the “Settings” menu again. Under the “General” tab, check the box next to “Mount all TrueCrypt volumes when Windows is resumed from hibernation”.
At this point, you have successfully configured TrueCrypt to dismount encrypted volumes when you hibernate your computer, and to mount them when you resume from hibernation. This ensures that your data remains secure even when the computer is not in use. It is important to note that you should always use a strong password when encrypting data with TrueCrypt, as this will help ensure that it remains safe and secure.