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Encrypted filesystem on external, USB disk

Postby andy55 » 2020-02-19 22:14

Hello all,

I'd like to keep some files on external encrypted disk/filesystem (USB device). Which software do you recommend to use to be able to mount and read/write it on:
    Windows
    Linux
    MacOS
?
I think I would create small partitions on the disk where I could put drivers for each OS. But which software would it be ?
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Re: Encrypted filesystem on external, USB disk

Postby alan stone » 2020-02-21 15:49

You might try one of these: How to encrypt [a USB stick] on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS
AFAIK VeraCrypt has a portable version, though it's Windows only.
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Re: Encrypted filesystem on external, USB disk

Postby andy55 » 2020-02-21 17:57

Well, the requirement is that the encryption software has to be open source.
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Re: Encrypted filesystem on external, USB disk

Postby Chrisdb » 2020-02-21 19:58

Don't know if it's possible, but on Windows you can install 'msys2'.

https://www.msys2.org/

Maybe it is possible to install an encryption/decryption tool on Linux and decrypt on Windows through msys2...
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Re: Encrypted filesystem on external, USB disk

Postby andy55 » 2020-06-30 09:15

Any other ideas ?
I can't really believe there is no portable, encrypted, open source filesystem for Linux/Win/Linux ?
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Re: Encrypted filesystem on external, USB disk

Postby cuckooflew » 2020-06-30 16:56

Have you tried searching, I find a lot of results using
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portable, encrypted, open source filesystem for Linux,Win,Linux

You know,like this : portable, encrypted, open source filesystem for Linux/Win/Linux
It might be to much work to read the many results, and try some . If that is the case maybe someone else will have a better idea. But that is my idea, any way, and it works for me.
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Re: Encrypted filesystem on external, USB disk

Postby andy55 » 2020-06-30 17:02

Hi,
yes of course I can google it. But I asked this question here because I wanted to listen to users who used particular solution and if they are satisfied or not.
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Re: Encrypted filesystem on external, USB disk

Postby cuckooflew » 2020-06-30 17:20

Ahh, yes of course, I understand.Ahh, yes of course, so you can tell them why their ideas don't suit you,...ok well that should work as well.
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Re: Encrypted filesystem on external, USB disk

Postby LE_746F6D617A7A69 » 2020-06-30 17:53

cuckooflew wrote:Ahh, yes of course, so you can tell them why their ideas don't suit you,...ok well that should work as well.
:lol:

Anyway, I'll take my chances: a 7-zip AES-256 encrypted archive will work on all platforms - but obviously it's not a filesystem ;)
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Re: Encrypted filesystem on external, USB disk

Postby cuckooflew » 2020-06-30 18:04

I hope the OP see the humour as well, being sarcastic, and kidding with them.
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Re: Encrypted filesystem on external, USB disk

Postby andy55 » 2020-07-08 05:14

cuckooflew wrote:Ahh, yes of course, I understand.Ahh, yes of course, so you can tell them why their ideas don't suit you,...ok well that should work as well.

No, just to listen to their experience.
Simple as that :-)
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