Aug 18

I keep all my sensitive documents encrypted in Truecrypt volumes (don’t you?).  But I ran into a problem when I wanted to share a Truecrypt volume across my home network.  I had to setup the share every time I mounted the volume.

Then it hit me; my flaw was that I was trying to set up a share within the Truecrypt volume.  I needed to set up a share and then mount the TC volume inside that share.  But you can’t mount a Truecrypt volume to a directory.  Humm….

Enter Hardlink Shell Extension.  HSE will let you create Volume Mount Points in Windows.  That will let you “map complete local volumes onto arbitrary disk locations”.  So you can create a VMP (as a folder) and point it at the drive letter of your TC volume.  That way whenever you mount the TC volume to that drive letter, it will already be shared.

After installing the HSE, Mount your TC volume, right-click, and select “Pick Link Source”


Now go to the drive you are going to set up your shared folder and right click.  Then select “Drop As…” and “Volume Mountpoint”.


Now just share the resulting folder.

When you mount the TC volume (or any TC volume for that matter) to the drive letter you selected as your “Link Source” it will be shared.