Windows: Getting forensic image from truecrypt container (opened) and getting forensic image from nonopened truecrypt container

Posted on 2010-08-25
Last Modified: 2012-06-27

i would like to know to to get a dd image from truecrypt container which is allready mounted


i would like to know how to get it when the file is not mounted.

My environment is a windows box. All Solutions should be freeware.


Question by:ByteSleuth
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Dave Howe earned 500 total points
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to get it while mounted:

download and unzip

use the command dd if=\\.\k: of=drive.img bs=10M

where k: is the drive it is mounted on (change to suit)
drive.img is the target file (must be enough space to store an uncompressed image of the drive)
and 10M is the buffer (chunk) size during the copy - larger sizes mean faster copies, but more memory used.

to get it while not mounted:

just copy the file :)

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thanks a lot :-)

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Thanks a lot buddy.
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