Can someone please help?

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  1. 6ml4RZ

    6ml4RZ Registered Member

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    Hello all,
    I have come across this site after weeks of aggravation trying to recover my password.

    I am not a programmer and very new to disc encryption. Last month, I used TrueCrypt for the 1st time to encrypt a volume on an external hard drive containing 3 years of work. I did not access the volume for a month and now I am getting the "Incorrect password or not a TrueCrypt volume" message.

    Unfortunately, I did not find out that I should've backed up the header file until now. I am not sure if the header file got corrupted or I may have forgotten the password.

    I am trying to figure out how to correctly use true.crypt.brute, but I am not familiar with how to create a wordlist. I know the possible passwords I may have used, but not sure the order since I think I may have combined them.

    I made a simple wordlist containing one word of only 4 characters to test out and input that into true.crypt.brute. The scan has been running for over 10 hours, the progress bar has not even budged.

    I am glad that I found this forum. Can someone please help, what should I do?
     
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    6ml4RZ Registered Member

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    Thanks for the links. I checked out those posts and I still have a few questions.

    I downloaded L517 but keep getting Run-time errors so not able to launch the program. Does anyone know of any other word generators for windows?

    I am certain of my password, but I think that the Truecrypt header file got corrupted. If that happened, are there any tools that can repair header files or am I screwed?
     
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