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I have a question about TrueCrypt. If I want to reformat my HDD/reinstall windows and I have approx. 150 GB worth of encrypted files split into 3 different images (drives X, Y, & Z) spread over both of my HDDs (drives C & D), should I decrypt them and transfer all files onto the 2nd drive (drive D:279 GB/132 free)? Windows is going onto main drive C:298 GB/198 Free.

OR should I just decrypt the encrypted drive on C: and move it into D, because once I reinstall Win XP the TryeCrypt images will still be on drive D: and its just a matter of reinstalling TrueCrypt to gain access to those files.

Help please.

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I'm not sure I understand your question but here's what I think you mean:

1) The total is 150gb.
2) You can't open them without reinstalling both Windows and TrueCrypt
3) You aren't sure which to put them on....?

If that's the case, then it doesn't matter. If I were you I would look up which of your two hard drives is faster. That would be the Windows one. The slower, other one will be used as storage. Put the image files on that one.

I am 90% sure if you reinstall TrueCrypt that you won't have any problems decrypting them. But if you want to make sure, decrypt before reinstalling Windows to avoid taking chances. Just remember your password/key
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There will be no problems decrypting your TrueCrypt files unless you forget your pass-phrase or delete your key files (if used).

I would just copy the truecrypt files to the drive not being reformated.
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I would think the encrypted files are going to take longer to transfer, I would decrypted first for time and just to be on the safe side.
 
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