TrueCrypt alternatives: 25+ disk encryption apps for Windows

TrueCrypt is a utility that generates an in-file encrypted disk that is able to be mounted as a real disk, with support for encrypting both internal and external storage devices and partitions.

As TrueCrypt has been discontinued for several years, its development has been succeeded specifically by VeraCrypt and CipherShed. Most importantly, both of those alternatives that serve as successors are also in active development.

Outside of CipherShed and VeraCrypt, there are free and open source alternatives to TrueCrypt available on all major operating systems, including Android and iOS.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 6/11/2019 10:06:00 AM

Alternatives to TrueCrypt for Windows with any license

  • VeraCrypt

    VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX and that is based on TrueCrypt . It adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption making it immune to new developments in brute-force attacks. For example, when the system partition is encrypted, TrueCrypt uses PBKDF2-RIPEMD160 with 1000 iterations whereas in VeraCrypt we use 327670.

    • An almost identical interface to TrueCrypt but added security that closes a security hole in TrueCrypt. soshowalFeb 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open source fork of TrueCrypt. And most important - it's still developed, unlike TrueCrypt. Guest • Jun 2017 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It carries forward the classic TrueCrypt UI, which means that any TrueCrypt user can use it easily. sunsuronDec 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • TrueCrypt was discontinued in mysterious circumstances. The code was taken forward by VeraCrypt. It is open source and some security vulnerabilities have been fixed since the TrueCrypt days. It's a great app for creating encrypted containers or encrypting whole drives. Backwards compatible with TrueCrypt. Truly excellent software. JohnFastmanNov 2016 • 11 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Because it's an actual fork of TrueCrypt. User interface is the same also, as well as, being backward compatible with TrueCrypt files/containers. uriahheap98Nov 2015 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Cryptomator

    Cryptomator provides transparent, client-side encryption for your cloud. Protect your documents from unauthorized access. Cryptomator on the desktop is free and open source software, so you can rest assured there are no backdoors. Cryptomator for Android/iOS costs a small fee and is not open source, but it uses an open-core component that can be checked for backdoors. Easy and Reliable We understand simplicity as a key aspect of security.

    • Cryptomator is designed for cloud application. Guest • Dec 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Truecrypt is no more. Try the more updated and secure VeraCrypt. Both of those are for making an encrypted container into which files are placed. Cryptomator is different: it encrypts file-by-file (makes an encrypted version of each file). This enables you to sync/backup encrypted versions of your files to the cloud, which the TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt approach doesn't. Cryptomator thus fulfills a different need than does TC/VC. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 9 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It uses EncFs method for encryption. And their website is pretty clear about the encryption process Guest • Jun 2015 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • CipherShed

    A fork of the now-discontinued TrueCrypt. CipherShed is a program that can be used to create encrypted files or encrypt entire drives (including USB flash drives and external HDDs). There’s no complicated commands or knowledge required; a simple wizard guides you step-by-step through every process. After creating an encrypted file or disk drive, the encrypted volume is mounted through CipherShed.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • File Lock PEA

    Password-encryption of files and folders. The program is written in Java and therefore platform-independent and runs on nearly every system without installation, but requires a Java Runtime Environment - that is already installed in most cases. File PEA encrypts files and folders with authenticated encryption to protect confidentiality and integrity of the data and uses memory-hard key derivation functions to prevent custom hardware attacks.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • AES Crypt

    AES Crypt is an advanced file encryption utility that integrates with the Windows shell or runs from the Linux command prompt to provide a simple, yet powerful, tool for encrypting files using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). A Java library is also available for developers using Java to read and write AES formatted files. NOTE: Crypt4All is the first Android program compatible with AES Crypt.

    • AES Crypt is just an encryption program for a single file not for container or partitions like TrueCrypt. Guest • Feb 2016 • 8 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Windows BitLocker

    BitLocker drive encryption provides offline data and operating system protection by ensuring that the drive is not tampered with the operating system is offline. BitLocker drive encryption uses a TPM, either discrete or firmware, that supports the Static Root of Trust Measurement as defined by the Trusted Computing Group. BitLocker is capable of encrypting entire hard drives, including both system and data drives.

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  • Boxcryptor

    Boxcryptor is an easy-to-use encryption software optimized for the cloud. It allows the secure use of cloud storage services without sacrificing comfort. Boxcryptor supports all major cloud storage providers (such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, SugarSync) and supports all the clouds that use the WebDAV standard (such as Cubby, Strato HiDrive, and ownCloud).

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  • DiskCryptor

    DiskCryptor is the only truly free solution, provided under GNU General Public License (GPLv3), which offers encryption of all disk partitions, including the system partition. The main criteria for open-source software is the availability of its source code under one of the open source licenses. The only open-source alternative to DiskCryptor that has comparable features is TrueCrypt.

    • Discontinued The last update was released 09.07.2014.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Encrypto

    Secure Any File with AES-256 Encryption Encrypto takes any file or folder and adds AES-256 encryption to it. With encryption, you know your file is incredibly secure and that only the right person can access it. Create a Password Hint Rather than relay a password to the recipient, include a unique, embedded password hint that only they would be able to decipher.

    Free Mac Windows

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  • LibreCrypt

    LibreCrypt (formerly DoxBox) is an open-source disk encryption for Windows and the successor of FreeOTFE Change of name to 'LibreCrypt' in version 6.2 Features: Easy to use, with a 'wizard' for creating new 'DoxBoxes'. Full transparent encryption, DoxBoxes appear as removable disks in Windows Explorer. Explorer mode lets you access DoxBoxes when you don't have admin permissions.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • encfs4win

    This is an experimental project of porting encfs to the Windows world. Use First time install required Dokan library; Extract executable (or compile by your own). Every use open a windows command launch "encfs <crypt_dir> <plain_dir>" where crypt_dir is crypted directory while plain_dir is the directory where you can access not crypted files.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • FinalCrypt

    FinalCrypt uses the most unbreakable encryption: "One Time Pad" Encryption and has a well designed graphical user interface and an equally advanced command line interface for large automations. Reasons for choosing FinalCrypt: 1. Most people choose Disk-Encryption as it's easier to unlock a whole drive, but Big-Brother or Malware can then also read all your files. Only use File-Encryption! 2. Most software uses recently broken AES encryption: https://www.theinquirer .

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Jetico BestCrypt

    If your computer were ever to be stolen, are you certain that your personal information cannot be discovered? Jetico’s BestCrypt software automatically encrypts your files so that nobody can read the data unless they have the right password or keys. BestCrypt supports several encryption algorithms and security standards and offers multiple ways to work transparently with encrypted data: * Store encrypted data in containers and access the data through virtual drives.

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  • EncFSMP

    A program to mount EncFS folders on Windows and OS X. Works good with LibreOffice documents on Windows 7. Features of EncFSMP: - Mounts EncFS folders on Windows and OS X - Can create, edit, export and change the password of EncFS folders - Is 100% compatible with EncFS 1.7.4 on Linux - Completely free, no nags, no additional downloads like toolbars etc. With EncFS MP, you can store your data in an encrypted folder.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows

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  • FreeOTFE

    FreeOTFE is a free, open source, "on-the-fly" (OTFE) disk encryption program for PCs running MS Windows and Windows Mobile PDAs (FreeOTFE4PDA). It creates "virtual disks" - anything written to which is automatically encrypted before being stored on the computer's hard drive or USB drive.

    Free Open Source Windows Windows Mobile

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  • Zed!

    Zed! protects your personal and sensitive data in encrypted archives on e-mail, on USB sticks and in backups. ENCRYPTION With its encryption technology derived from various certified professional solutions, Zed! guarantees optimal levels of data protection and confidentiality for exchange and storage. The data encrypted by Zed! can only be decrypted by users with a valid access key. Using Zed! is highly intuitive. Create a .

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  • SecurStick

    SecurStick is a free portable application that lets you carry encrypted files on your USB drive. You can use the drive on any computer to access and modify those files WITHOUT needing any administrator privileges. Available languages: English, German and Italian.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • ProxyCrypt

    ProxyCrypt is a command line tool that creates encrypted volumes within a file or a hard drive. It works as a "proxy" for the ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver . Features: - Supports AES-256, Serpent and SHACAL-2 ciphers. - Cascade encryption with free choice of the ciphers. - Supports key files, in conjunction or replacement of the password. - Mode of operation is XTS. - Passwords are hashed with the scrypt key derivation function, which uses Whirlpool or Keccak hashing function.

    • It is easy to use, performs very well and never provoke blue screen ! Guest • Jul 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • S.S.E. File Encryptor

    Securely encrypt your private and confidential files or whole folders. The encryption/decryption process is simply done by dragging the selected file(s) or folders(s) to application window. Files are encrypted using strong encryption algorithm: AES (Rijndael) 256bit, RC6 256bit, Serpent 256bit, Blowfish 448bit, Twofish 256bit, GOST 256bit + (Threefish 1024bit and SHACAL-2 512bit for Pro Version) ciphers are available. Cross-Platform (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, ...

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  • Drag'n'Crypt ULTRA

    Drag'n'Crypt ULTRA is a small, coding program assistance whose you confidential data which can be served very simply against the access of unauthorized ones protect can. You draw the file (EN), which can be coded, simply on the program window (the drop zone) and DCU codes the file (EN) with the very safe Twofish coding algorithm. Decoding succeeds just as fast and simply in the same way. Drag'n'Crypt ULTRA is Freeware thus perfectly free of charge and.

    Free Windows

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  • WinGPG

    WinGPG is a tray-based classical Windows application, Windows NT Explorer shell extension, and a classic GPGv2 distribution. It offers you an opportunity to manage keys and files easily. Our utility provides a simple and effective GUI, and we make it available under the GPL license.

    Free Open Source Windows OpenPGP

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  • GostCrypt

    The Gostcrypt project has been launched at the end of 2013 as fork of the (late) Truecrypt project. It intends to go farther than ever. Since the late 70s, most of the algorithms used (not to say all) are UKUSA encryption systems that have been chosen, promoted and standardized under the control of the USA and its satellite countries. Security rationales The GOST 28147-89 block cipher uses 256-bit keys for encryption or decryption.

    • Really similar - different cryptographic algorith : no container (.tc files) compatibility - Similar graphic interface - quite same cross platform compatibility (windows+linux rpm deb+Mac OS X 10.9) - Same "reasonable deniabilty" with hidden volumes Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree

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  • OneTime

    OneTime is an open source encryption program that uses the one-time pad algorithm to allow two parties to communicate privately. It has features to assist with the bureaucracy of pad management, and comes with built-in help. OneTime requires Python 2.6 or higher, and is for users who are comfortable running command-line programs.

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  • Crypter

    Crypter is a utility to encode-decode, encrypt-decrypt, or digest any file with 64 bases, 35 ciphers, and 126 digester algorithms respectively. Crypter accepts any file size. However, Is advisable not use Crypter for files of considerable size.

    Free Open Source Windows

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