TrueCrypt alternatives: AESCrypt, FreeOTFE and DiskCryptor


  1. I’m not sure FreeOTFE is an alternative. Development stopped about 3-4 years ago.
    The web page has also been down for some time.
    The only thing that’s left is an unactive SourceForge page

  2. Hi,
    have you used skycrypt before?
    I tried out the free trial on and it seems to work.
    thank you.

  3. Diskcryptor destroyed by machine. It created a shim driver (which can never ever ever be uninstalled) and then after a few months it corrupted the MBR requiring a scratch reload of the whole machine. Forum/author support is nonexistent.

  4. But amazingly slow and sluggish, compared to TrueCrypt and DiskCryptor,
    if you use it for a virtual volume. I think VeraCrypt needs some
    heavyweight coding to become what TrueCrypt was and still is. Besides,
    after TrueCrypt was audited, I’m not so sure I’d pick another vague
    un-tested replacement. TrueCrypt still works like a charm in Windows 7,
    if you use it wisely it’s keeping the holy grail of security and good
    encryption right up there with all the best.

  5. DiskCryptor (as of version 1.1.846.118) won’t really tell you anything, but it’s NOT compatible with windows 8.1. I do have a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and it just rendered my notebook unbootable.

    DiskCryptor does not check for any system requirement before crypting the whole partition, which it did really easilly and without any problem. But it seem that what ever bootloader it installed, it doesn’t work.

    I’m not in the painful process of making up a boot CD on a USB thumbdrive ( since I don’t have a CD Drive ). This software wasted my whole day.

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