Guidelines:

  • "your Persistence" when referring to a volume that has already been created on the USB stick, for example when unlocking it.
  • "Persistence" (without article) the rest of the time, either when referring to the feature or the volume itself.
  • "the Persistence feature" when we need to refer to the feature explicitly.
  • "the Persistent folder" because it's its name in the file system.
  • "GnuPG Persistence feature" for each of the options that can be enabled in Persistence.
  • "persistent" when referring to the property of something saved in persistent.

Examples:

  • Enter your passphrase to unlock your Persistence. (from Greeter)

  • Your Persistence is unlocked. Restart Tails to lock it again. (from Greeter)

  • Cannot delete the Persistence on %s while in use. (from Persistence setup)

  • Upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your Persistence. (from download)

  • This method might in rare occasions break the file system of your Persistence. (from shutdown)

  • Create an apt-sources.list.d folder in your Persistence. (from additional software)

  • Freeing space in your Persistence. (from additional software)

  • Follow these steps to create a new password database and save it in your Persistence for use in future working sessions. (from manage passwords)

  • When starting Tails, enable your Persistence. (from manage passwords)

  • If you choose [Install Every Time], the package is saved in your Persistence and will be reinstalled automatically every time you start Tails. (from additional software)

  • Enable & use Persistence (from persistence)

  • Create Persistence (from usb)

  • You can create Persistence in the free space left on the USB stick. (from persistence)

  • Restart on your backup Tails and create Persistence on it. (from copy)

  • To create Persistence or change its configuration, choose Applications → Tails → Persistence. (from configure)

  • An attacker in possession of your USB stick can know that there is Persistence on it. (from warnings)

  • If Persistence is detected on the USB stick, an additional section appears in Tails Greeter. (from startup options)

  • Warnings about Persistence (from persistence)

  • To understand better how Persistence works, see our design document. (from faq)

  • The simplest way to carry around the documents that you want to use with Tails encrypted is to use the Persistence feature. (from encrypted volumes)

  • To store your GnuPG keys and configuration across separate working sessions, you can activate the GnuPG Persistence feature. (from decrypt verify)

  • Save the database as keepassx.kdbx in the Persistent folder. (from manage passwords)

  • Read the documentation on Persistence to learn which settings can be made persistent across separate working sessions. (from introduction to gnome and the tails desktop)