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[[!meta title="Encrypted Persistent Storage"]]
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If you start Tails from a USB stick, you can create a
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Persistent Storage in the free space left on the USB stick.
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The files and settings stored in the Persistent
Storage are saved encrypted and remain available across different working sessions.
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You can use this Persistent Storage to store, for example:
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  - Personal files
  - Some settings
  - Additional software
  - Encryption keys
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The Persistent Storage is an encrypted partition protected by a passphrase
on the USB stick.
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After you created a Persistent Storage, you can choose to unlock it or not
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each time you start Tails.

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[[!inline pages="doc/first_steps/persistence.caution" raw="yes" sort="age"]]
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How to use the Persistent Storage
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  - [[Warnings about the Persistent Storage|first_steps/persistence/warnings]]
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  - [[Creating and configuring the Persistent Storage|first_steps/persistence/configure]]
  - [[Unlocking and using the Persistent Storage|first_steps/persistence/use]]
  - [[Making a backup of your Persistent Storage|first_steps/persistence/copy]]
  - [[Deleting the Persistent Storage|first_steps/persistence/delete]]