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I've created a seperate partition on my Steam Drive to encrypt it with TrueCrypt so that I can keep my personal files within.

Trying to select a hidden drive and the volume, and it comes up with the error

Error: Cannot Mount Volume. The Host File/Device is already in use.
Attempt to mount with exclusive access failed as well.

And yes, Iv'e ran the TrueCrypt program with Admin etc...., Why would something be using the drive as Iv'e just freshly created that partition?
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Originally Posted by Atomfix;13573281 
I've created a seperate partition on my Steam Drive to encrypt it with TrueCrypt so that I can keep my personal files within.

Trying to select a hidden drive and the volume, and it comes up with the error

Error: Cannot Mount Volume. The Host File/Device is already in use.
Attempt to mount with exclusive access failed as well.

And yes, Iv'e ran the TrueCrypt program with Admin etc...., Why would something be using the drive as Iv'e just freshly created that partition?

Unmount it from windows disk manager.
    
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Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice;13573297 
Unmount it from windows disk manager.

Iv'e deleted the drives letter, and I'm gueesing that the only way to unmount it. Still the same after I deleted the Drive's letter
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restart? hope you had a backup of your encrypted data :/
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post #6 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Greensystemsgo;13573474 
restart? hope you had a backup of your encrypted data :/

I done a restart, and there's nothing in the partition, Iv'e just split 7GB from my 500GB Steam DATA drive.

What I want to do is encrypt that 7GB partition that I have just created and it's not letting me do it frown.gif

Iv'e tried removeing the drives letter name and replaceing it back with the :J letter.... frown.gif *crys*
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It seems to be Encrypting now, I had to select the normal mode, I coulden't use the Direct Mode for some reason :/

EDIT: It didn't work again, as soon as it finished formatting the partition on 100%, it said failed to mount the outer volume system frown.gif
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hrm, how did you partition it to begin with? I would recommend using an independent drive, avoiding the need for partitions and what not.
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I would delete the partition in windows, then run the truecrypt wizard and point it at this unallocated space.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomfix;13573572 
It seems to be Encrypting now, I had to select the normal mode, I coulden't use the Direct Mode for some reason :/

EDIT: It didn't work again, as soon as it finished formatting the partition on 100%, it said failed to mount the outer volume system frown.gif

You can't do Direct mode unless you already have a Truecrypt volume and want to make a hidden volume inside of it. I'm not entirely sure why it fails to mount it. Are you using the wizard, or doing it all manually?
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