To unlock your Persistent Storage and use the data that is stored in it:

  1. When starting Tails, in the Persistent Storage section of the Welcome Screen, enter your passphrase and click Unlock Encryption.

  2. Start Tails.

  3. The data corresponding to each feature of the Persistent Storage that is turned on is automatically available. For example:

Tails cannot use a read-only Persistent Storage. If your Tails USB stick has a read-only switch, ensure it is in the read-write position.