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Drivecrypt .dcv file and Linux

Postby kidego on Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:51 pm

yes I'm a windows user coming over to "the dark side"..

Anyhow I have a lot of my personal documents in an encrypted file with a program called drivecrypt. Apparently they don't make a linux version yet. Does anyone know of anything similar or what I can use to open this .DCV file and gain access to my files?


Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Re: Drivecrypt .dcv file and Linux

Postby DrHu on Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:05 pm

kidego wrote:Anyhow I have a lot of my personal documents in an encrypted file with a program called drivecrypt. Apparently they don't make a linux version yet.

And if you still have windows, decrypt on windows and transfer files to Linux..

Or try this..
  • install wine
  • Install virtualbox
  • Install your copy of drivecrypt
  • Decrypt files with drivecrypt software..

http://drivecrypt-linux.qarchive.org/
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Re: Drivecrypt .dcv file and Linux

Postby exploder on Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:06 pm

Can you open these files and copy and past the content into OpenOffice Writer? You can password protect your files in OpenOffice then. I searched but was unable to find a Linux application that could use the .dvc extension. I am sorry I could not find a more ideal solution for you. Welcome to LinuxMint!

Edit: Check out the link in the above post. We must have posted around the same time!
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Re: Drivecrypt .dcv file and Linux

Postby kidego on Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:13 pm

I don't have windows installed at the moment.. and that link is just a sales pitch DrHu.
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Re: Drivecrypt .dcv file and Linux

Postby DrHu on Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:17 am

kidego wrote:I don't have windows installed at the moment.. and that link is just a sales pitch DrHu.

And the other options, install wine or virtualbox
--because, being a windows only encryption application, I think that is the only legitimate way you will be able to get to those files..
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Re: Drivecrypt .dcv file and Linux

Postby kidego on Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:37 am

I'll have to give those a shot. Thanks for the help.
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Re: Drivecrypt .dcv file and Linux

Postby kidego on Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:20 pm

wine installed it, but when trying to run it after it says it's missing a driver...

installed windows in virtualbox... but I can't seem to share my own hdd's with the virtual box version of windows. I'm sure it's operator error so any help/suggestions would be appreciated.
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