How to Install TrueCrypt in Ubuntu

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to install TrueCrypt in Ubuntu. We will provide you with a complete walkthrough – from downloading the setup till the time, truecrypt has been successfully installed on the system.

Step 1 – Download TrueCrypt

So let us get started on how to install TrueCrypt in Ubuntu. First of all, open up the browser and log on to “”.

Move to the Linux section, choose the package according to your requirements and click on the “Download” button.

Downloading truecrypt

Step 2 – Open terminal

Now, let’s open up the terminal application and use the “ls” command to view the list of files in the current directly. Over here, you can see the TrueCrypt file that we have just downloaded.

Open terminal application

Step 3 – Uncompress Archives

Now let’s type the following:
“sudo tar xzvf truecrypt-7.1a-linux-x86.tar.gz. “tar xzvf” is used for uncompressing archives.

Uncompressing archives

Step 4 – Enter password
Once you hit the “enter” key, you will be prompted to type in your password to continue further.

Entering password

Step 5 – Exit terminal

Now let’s exit the terminal and open up the home folder. Over here, double click on the setup file and choose “Run” once the pop up window appears on the screen.

Close terminal

Step 6 – Click on the install button

With that done, the installation window will open up. Over here, simply click on the “Install TrueCrypt” button to install truecrypt.

Click on the install button in the setup

Step 7 – Agree to the license

In the next step, you will be required to agree to the license & terms and agreement. With that done, you will move to the next step.

Accept agreement

Step 8 – Prompt on uninstalling procedure

Over there, you will be notified on how to uninstall TrueCrypt. Simply click on the OK button to continue with the process.

Uninstalling procedure details

Step 9 – Input root password

With that done, you will be required to input the root password to continue with the installation.

Enter root password

Step 10 – Complete installation

Now you will see the command shell displaying the installation detail. Once the process is completed, simply hit “Enter” to exit.

Finish installation

Step 11 – Open TrueCrypt

Now let’s go to the Dash and search for TrueCrypt. From the results, simply click on the TrueCrypt icon to open up the application. The application has been successfully installed.

Launch truecrypt application