Veracrypt 1.19, free encryption software-Install it on Ubuntu 16.04

Veracrypt 1.19 is now available for download. This tutorial is going to show you how to install Veracrypt 1.19 on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10 and all derivatives. As you know, Veracrypt is a rich features encryption software. It has many encryption algorithms. Veracrypt comes with a handy user interface (console version also available). But here, I will only showing to install the GUI version only.

Steps to install Veracrypt 1.19 on Ubuntu

Step 1. Download Veracrypt 1.19 for Linux

Please use this link to download the latest Veracrypt 1.19 for Linux. Please note that this is not DEB format. Please proceed to the next step.

Step 2. Extract the package

After download, you will get a package called: veracrypt-1.19-setup.tar.bz2. Right click the file and select extract here. It will produce 4 different files as follow:

Step 3. Make the package executable and install Veracrypt

As I will use the GUI version, and my system is 64 bit, so I only care about the following file: veracrypt-1.19-setup-gui-x64. We need to make this file executable. Open Terminal and use this command:

The following window will open up after you execute above command:

Once completed, Veracrypt should be listed in Application menu on Ubuntu.

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