Once you have created the encrypted volume with the appropriate directory structure, you'll need
to change some settings to have geek.menu automatically mount and utilize the encrypted
To Change TrueCrypt Settings
Click on the "Options" button on the right of the menu, and choose "Configure TrueCrypt
(encryption) settings" from the menu that drops down.
You must set the TrueCrypt options in the Advanced Options dialog for TrueCrypt integration to
function properly. Open the Advanced Options dialog and click on the "TrueCrypt" tab.
Use TrueCrypt Volume for Apps
This option turns on geek.menu's support for integrating applications from an encrypted
TrueCrypt volume. This is highly recommended for the security conscious, although it
does require administrative privileges. It is possible to run with TrueCrypt support on
some computers, and without on other computers (see the Behavior on unknown
Computers Topic in the Menu Tab help screen)
This is the path to the TrueCrypt File that will be mounted as a drive by geek.menu.
TrueCrypt is sensitive as to the exact syntax of this location, so it is recommended that
you select this path by clicking on the button to the right of this edit box.
This is the path to the TrueCrypt program file. It defaults to \TrueCrypt\TrueCrypt.exe,
which is the correct path as geek.menu is installed. If you have moved the files, change
the value entered here. TrueCrypt is sensitive as to the exact syntax of this location, so it
is recommended that you select this path by clicking on the button to the right of this edit
If you would like additional security (beyond password protection) for your TrueCrypt
volume, you can add Keyfile protection as well. For more information on how Keyfiles
work, read the TrueCrypt documentation.
Theme when running without TrueCrypt Mounted
If you are using one of the methods that will run geek.menu without it's encrypted
content, or if you click on the checkbox of the password dialog to do so, you can select a
different theme so that there is an immediate visual difference. To do this, select a
different theme from the dropdown displayed.
Preferred TrueCrypt Drive Letter
If you select a drive letter from this drop down box, geek.menu will always attempt to
mount the TrueCrypt Volume to this drive letter. If the drive letter already exists (or if you
blank out this field), geek.menu will use the next available drive letter.
Assume TC mounted if drive letter present
Use this option to override the behavior described above. If this option is checked,
geek.menu will assume that a mounted drive with the same letter as your Preferred
TrueCrypt drive letter is your TrueCrypt drive. This option is useful for testing and
development, but should probably not be used in production.
Cache TrueCrypt Passwords in Driver
If you want TrueCrypt to remember your password and keyfile information from previous
mounts between reboots, you can check this option. NB: This significantly decreases the
security of the TrueCrypt volume on computers where geek.menu has been run
Run TrueCrypt in Stealth mode
· To prevent TrueCrypt from creating a System Tray icon, check this option.
Behavior on unknown computer
geek.menu can maintain a list of "trusted" computers, and behave differently on unknown
computers. Several of the behavior options are directly related to TrueCrypt support. These
options are on the "Menu" tab of the Advanced Options dialog.
· Run Menu from Unencrypted Drive
This option will run geek.menu from your host drive, ignoring the TrueCrypt volume
· Mount TrueCrypt Volume as usual
geek.menu will behave in the same manner on all computers
· Mount TrueCrypt Volume as Read Only
You can use this option to run portableApps from a Read Only TrueCrypt partition, running
security tools such as ClamWin, etc. to determine if you trust the machine. Keep in mind that
the Host Drive is still unprotected from any malware that may be on the host machine.
· Display Owner Info and Run Menu from Unencrypted Drive
This will show the Owner Information dialog and then proceed to run from the unencrypted
host drive (as described above)
· Mount Alternate TrueCrypt Volume
This option mounts a separate volume on unknown computers, allowing the user to select a
different suite of applications to run on unknown computers
Displaying Owner Information
The password entry dialog box that geek.menu displays can also display owner information so
that if someone honest finds your drive, it might be returned to you. You can enter up to 3 lines
of text in the Owner Info field on the Menu tab of the Advanced Options Dialog box.