I'm considering using a hidden TrueCrypt container to keep a Tor browser bundle copy which could save bookmarks. In this case, would the TBB leave traces on the OS it started with?

E.g. I use my flash-drive to start TrueCrypt on some random Windows machine that contains the extracted TrueCrypt. I use it to mount my hidden container that has an earlier installed TBB and then browse with it, save bookmarks, download things to the hidden volume and so on.

I assume an alternative would be to use Tails and save bookmarks - if really needed - on a flash drive's hidden volume.

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    TrueCrypt has been discontinued and no longer considered secure by its development team. There are no new updates to TrueCrypt. I would suggest using a different volume encryption software.
    – RoraΖ
    Oct 20, 2014 at 14:01
  • thank you for the comment - could you reccomend such a volume encryption software, offering accessibility from windows and linux, as well as hidden volumes? Oct 20, 2014 at 14:43
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    BestCrypt is good, but you have to pay for container encryption. Unfortunately I don't know of a good, free replacement for TrueCrypt as of yet. Here's a comparison of a lot of different disk encryption software.
    – RoraΖ
    Oct 20, 2014 at 14:57
  • I'd like to have an open source solution.. any experiences with LUKS or VeraCrypt? Oct 21, 2014 at 6:23
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    @DaedalusMythos veracrypt is just a fork of truecrypt, so it looks and feels exactly the same. They've fixed some potential truecrypt weaknesses and changed the name/logo, but otherwise it's the same thing. It appears trustworthy but since it's a new project so only time will tell whether it will survive and stay secure over the long term.
    – tlng05
    Oct 21, 2014 at 22:22

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It's unlikely that Tor browser will leave any trace outside of the Tor browser folder.= unless you tampered the configurations. Even if you switch downloads to a folder outside of it, it will still download within it's own folder.

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